While the hallmarks of Tom Trago's sound come harvested from tropes of synth funk, disco and vintage house he's a man who has very much got his own handle on it - effectively drawing in decades of music history into his own classic sounding fusion.
He's also obsessed with music.
Proclaiming himself to be physically dependent on involving himself in creating or playing his beats every day, he's amassed a serious range of his own releases on labels like Rush Hour while also involving himself in heady collaborations with Night Slugs boss Bok Bok and his fellow Dutchmen San Proper and Legowelt.
Evidently Trago is relentlessly dedicated to the cause.
So with such an unflinching focus on the electronic sphere and his DJ capacities reflecting so well his bottomless appetite for uncovering old and new gems, we asked him to share with what's filling his record bag this summer season and get in on some of his hard earned knowledge ahead of his return to Room Two in a week's time.
1. Matrixxman - Venetian Mask
Quite a new release on the always dope ghostly label. Perfect late summer night track.
2. Lukid - My Teeth In Your Neck
I walked into the Trouw recently and was amazed by Jorn playing this track, released in 2011, it still sounds very fresh to me.
3. African Disco Power (Sofrito Edit)
Lets go to Africa!!!!! One of my favourite disco jams from Africa, I discovered this through Radio Nout Nout.
4. Ogyatanaa Show Band - Disco Africa
And to stay in the disco Africa vibes, check this one out, Banger Alert!
5. Tom Trago - The Elite
And this is the video to my last single, made out of old VHS tapes from old Dutch raves, check out that fashion baby!
6. Jan Hammer Group - Dont You Know Extended
Sunday Morning classic!
7. Borrowed Identity - Leave Your Life
And this one comes from the label of DVS1, what a banger, i play this out a lot. LOUD!
8. Vakula - Mama Said Go Slow
This is one of my favourite Vakula tracks, and he's also on the line up the 9th of august
9. Maxi Mill - Speed Balance Weight
This is a new release on Voyage Direct by my hero & friend Maxi Mill. Fresh!
10. The Dirt Machine – Electric Storm
This is a video of the band i have with San Proper, and because he is also playing the same night in fabric i thought it might be funny for you to see.