Fist in the air and unmistakable locks at large, Tommy Trash is not your stereotypical Dance icon. With an armoury of his own carefully created anthems, he has thrown to one side the clean-shaven image of EDM idols.
Outside of his party-hard stage presence, the Grammy Award nominated producer’s approach to mind-blowing music remains as heartfelt as they come. Having released on labels ranging from Axtone to Fool’s Gold, and from Refune to Mau5trap, including 2 successive #1 hits on Beatport, every new installment of his poignant floor filling productions lay testament to the pride the Aussie takes in his blazing musical legacy. Tommy’s high-profile remix duties for the Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Zedd amongst others indicate demand for his delinquent House cuts are sky high. It is no wonder the likes of Rolling Stone and MTV have marked him out as ‘One To Watch’.
With global club culture spiraling to such unfathomable heights, Tommy has had little trouble fitting the bigger bills now associated with his craft. From the most prestigious nightspots around the globe to the ever-expanding global festivals that he so seamlessly conquers, there is no stage too grand or miniscule for him to tailor his adrenaline fuelled turntable dexterity to. In line with his successive industry triumphs, the road ahead looks set to comfortably accommodate the intense energy and unique characteristics that Tommy continues to bring to dance music. With a host of incredible tracks soon to drop as well as a residency at the brand new Hakkasan nightclub in Las Vegas and main-stage performances at some of the world’s biggest festivals, 2013 is looking like Tommy’s biggest year yet
Mackenzie Johnson, better known as Makj, uncovered a passion for mixing and DJ’ing at only 15 years of age while living overseas in China as a professional racecar driver. The teenager soon grabbed hold of his first set of Technics 1200 Turntables and the rest was history.
As a 17-year-old, Johnson made his way back to the United States with a unique outlook and greater ambition than ever before. The insight Johnson acquired abroad gave him incredible local momentum; Johnson found himself repeatedly invited to DJ countless local university and community college events in his home town of San Luis Obispo, CA.
It was at this age that MAKJ also received priceless DJ’ing tutelage from one of the best in history, the late great DJ AM himself, who trained MAKJ in the art of scratching over the course of several one-on-one lessons. Honing and perfecting his skills over the past several years, MAKJ has DJ’ed at premier venues all over the U.S. including Avalon, The Hollywood Palladium, XS, Ruby Skye, Pacha, and Liv, and has also toured and played extensively all over North America and globally.