Tommy Trash (born Thomas Olsen) debuted in 2006 and quickly emerged as a high-profile electro-house DJ and producer through a steady supply of remixes and his own releases. In 2006, the native of Queensland, Australia, along with Goodwill, remixed Sugiurumn’s “Star Baby,” but 2007 was a breakout year for Trash. Signed to Ministry of Sound Australia, he released a handful of singles — some of which were collaborations with Goodwill, as well as with Tom Piper — and remixed tracks by the likes of Green Velvet, the Veronicas, and Armand Van Helden.
He also mixed the first volume in Ministry of Sound’s Electro-House Sessions seriesAs he continued to release his own work on Ministry of Sound, Dim Mak, and Fool’s Gold, he also maintained his remarkable amount of remixing duties. Moby, Zedd, Timbaland, Swedish House Mafia, and Deadmau5 all released his work.
His 2008 was as prolific, while 2009 was a banner year that culminated with an ARIA Award nomination in the category of Best Dance Release (for “Need Me to Stay”).
“Reload,” a collaboration with Sebastian Ingrosso, was released in September 2012 and eventually worked its way to number three on the U.K. singles chart (as well as number four on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
Head banging, unmistakable locks at large and fist in the air, Tommy Trash is not your stereotypical dance music icon. Armed with an arsenal of his own carefully created anthems, he has rejected the clean-shaven no-nonsense image of many a peer. Tommy’s work hard play hard antics have carved him a unique position in a scene in desperate need of rebels. Outside his party-hard stage presence, the Grammy and VMA nominated producer’s approach to mind-blowing music remains as heartfelt as they come. With Platinum records around the world, singles on labels ranging from Axtone to Fool’s Gold, from Refune to Mau5trap, and from Spinnin’ to Owsla and Boys Noize, every new installment of his diverse, floor-filling productions lay testament to the pride the Aussie takes in his blazing, musical legacy. It’s no wonder that the likes of Rolling Stone and MTV have marked him out as ‘One To Watch’.
From the most prestigious nightspots around the globe and the ever-expanding global festivals that he so seamlessly conquers to the grimiest warehouse parties, there’s no stage too grand or miniscule for him to tailor his adrenaline-fueled sets to. In line with his successive industry triumphs, the road ahead looks set to comfortably accommodate the rare energy and characteristics that Tommy continues to bring to dance music.