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Tommy Trash Kicks Off Ministry Of Sound’s New “Inspired” Compilation Series

Kicking off the first in a brand new series of full-length compilation records, Ministry of Sound‘s ‘Inspired’ series looks to the bold sounds of Australia’s dance music maverick Tommy Trash. Backed to the hilt by some of the world’s finest, Trash enjoyed a vastly successful 2013, performing on the main stages at an array of internationally acclaimed festivals as well as summer appearances at Departures in Ibiza.

With high-profile remix work already under his belt, a US Grammy nomination for his remix of Deadmau5‘s ‘The Veldt’ and a Swedish Grammy nomination for his platinum selling collaboration ‘Reload’, Tommy Trash is a natural choice for the inaugural transmission in the ‘Inspired’ series.

The compilation series itself looks for artists to tell their own story through records, documenting those that have inspired their respective journeys to the top and thus giving each edition a uniquely personal feel that other, full-length offerings fail to deliver. “For me, it was all about the concept that Ministry of Sound came to me with. I really loved the idea of giving my fans an insight into what really influenced and inspired me”, Tommy explains.

Due for release on March 16th, his 29 ‘Inspired’ piece spans over two CDs, with the first covering ‘Past Inspirations’ and the second ‘Present and Future inspirations’, exploring a fully comprehensive mix of styles and sounds. “Most of the tracks on the first disc were from around 2001-2007, which was a real time of discovery for me … There were some producers that I had to include on there too – Stuart Price, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz and Booka Shade to name a few.”

High-energy and with all the dance floor heat you’d expect but still perhaps most significantly, deeply personal, Tommy Trash’s ‘Inspired’ joins the dots between great music and a great concept. “It’s really good to take a step back and look at what music informed the tracks myself and probably quite a lot of my peers make today. I think it’s healthy for people’s understanding of what they’re listening to.”

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