five questions with dj tommy trash

Adding his touch to DANCE (RED) SAVES LIVES 2…

by Christian Lavery

World AIDS Day is right around the corner (it’s December 1st), and as a result, (RED) is continuing the organization's ongoing efforts to put an end to AIDS by officially announcing the release of DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES 2. A follow-up to the first album that was released last year and topped the iTunes dance charts at number 1 in 33 countries, this compilation of music brings together all the biggest dance artists to create the ultimate soundtrack for this year’s World AIDS Day weekend celebration.

Including tracks from deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, as well as remixes of songs by Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Far East Movement, and Empire of the Sun, the music celebrates all the progress and advancements we’ve made against the damaging disease. However, no celebration is truly complete without a party.

Kicking off in Sydney, Australia on November 30th and continuing through the remainder of the weekend, DANCE (RED) SAVES LIVES 2 will initiate a 24-hour dance party by renewing its partnership with Stereosonic Festival, where the fun will be live-streamed through Vice’s electronic culture channel Thump to bring fans an unforgettable live global music experience.

The album is officially set to release on iTunes on November 25th, and is available for pre-order now with proceeds going to The Global Fund. But while you wait, we sat down with one of dance music’s most influential names, Tommy Trash.

Joining forces with Empire of the Sun for the “Celebrate” Remix, the Australian DJ took his talents away from the club for a moment and created a track that he felt was the prefect fit for the album. Upbeat and full of good vibes, he couldn’t have been more right. Check out his addition to the track list below, and see how he fared when we put him up against our usual five questions.

What posters were hanging on your bedroom wall in high school?I had a lot of posters of The Smashing Pumpkins.

What was the first album you bought?It was Dude Ranch, by Blink 182.

What was the first live show you went to?I went to see my Uncle Danny's new age band perform. He was a big influence for me.

What was you favorite TV show/cartoon growing up?"The Ren and Stimpy Show"

What was your first car?I had a '88 Nissan Skyline that was the old family car.