released March 21 2014
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 in Tiesto, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia, Trash enjoyed a vastly successful 2013, performing on the main stages at an array of internationally acclaimed festivals including Tomorrowland, Coachella and Creamfields, as well as summer appearances at Departures in Ibiza.
With high-profile remix work for the likes of Zedd, Empire Of The Sun and Steve Aoki 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' with John Martin and Sebastian Ingrosso, 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", Trash himself explains.
The 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", Trash elaborates.
To compliment the fusion of old and new, Trash has also chosen to include an exclusive new single ‘Freshwater’, plus two unreleased mashups, including a including an extraordinary bootleg of Cascade vs The End. Full to the brim with dance floor heat, but still perhaps most significantly, deeply personal, Tommy Trash's 'Inspired' joins the dots between great music and a great concept.