We at UFO Network had the immense pleasure of chatting with Australian superstar instrumentalist and DJ Timmy Trumpet. Renowned for his use of raw instruments in both his music and his live performances, Timmy Trumpet is not an artist who shies away from a break in the norm. Having gained support from some of the biggest artists in dance music plus collaborations with Hardwell and Vini Vici – Timmy is a true master of his craft. Check out our interview below and see what Timmy Trumpet had to say.
Tell us about that first track that put you on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since.
I had a few releases make a few ripples early on but the track that sent me overseas was Freaks. I really didn’t expect that track to hit as hard as it did and it just won’t go away. It just went gold in the US, 4 years after it’s original release!
Check out “Freaks” Below:
What single night out has been the most memorable for you as a DJ and Producer?
Playing mainstage Tomorrowland this year was pretty epic. You can watch the whole set on YouTube.
Watch Timmy Trumpet’s full set below:
Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?
The Xavi remix of Her by Valentine. Put your headphones on, close your eyes and enjoy.
Besides yourself, who must we keep an eye on in the Australian electronic scene? Who is your favourite up and coming Aussie star?
Check out this techno DJ called Fisher.
You’ve worked with some pretty huge names in the industry, such as Hardwell, Vini Vici and Blasterjaxx among others– who has been your favourite collab and why?
They’ve all been great. I’m very lucky to be able to work with some of my idols. I can’t wait to share with you guys my new collabs though! Make sure to follow me on soundcloud and instagram for all the latest @timmytrumpet.
How do you get a track started? Tell us a bit about your production process. How long does it take you to complete a track on average, and do you ever get writer’s block?
I don’t always have a solid idea of what I want when I get into the studio. Sometimes I’ve just got a sound or a hook in mind, other times I just play around until something sick bubbles up. I’ve had tracks basically done in an afternoon and other tracks I’ve tinkered with for years. Everyone gets writers block, you just have to put in the time even if feels like you’re not making progress, it will come to you eventually.
We know you can rock a trumpet no end – can you play any other instruments? And if you had to choose another instrument to learn from scratch, what would it be and why?
I can play piano and a few other brass instrumentals but I’ve always wanted to learn tenor sax. Such a beautiful sound.
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