After Dark & Factory Nightlife Pres...
Wolfgang Gartner, Tommy Trash
681 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14203
Doors 8:00 PM
"I have to make something that's never been made before; have to make the best thing that I've ever done in my life – otherwise it gets stagnant or worse," says producer/DJ Wolfgang Gartner. Whether or not his progressively more maximilist take on electro-house is your bag or not, you have to respect his exponentially steep rise through the electro-house ranks. And Lord knows, you've heard it — or about it: flipping Beehthoven's 5th for the 4 am crowd; eight #1 tracks on Beatport; remix/collabs with Britney Spears, Timbaland and Black Eyed Peas; festival-highlight performances at Coachella '10 and Electric Daisy Carnival's '10 and '11.
Where Joey Youngman, the one-time party kid from San Luis Obispo, CA and another-time househead old soul, has been electro-house's dark (work) horse, Weekend in America, his debut full-length for Ultra Music, is Wolfgang Gartner becoming dance music's one-man parallel universe, outpacing electro-house and outdoing himself.
Fist in the air and unmistakable locks at large, Tommy Trash is not your stereotypical Dance icon. With an armoury of his own carefully created anthems, this Australian club grinder has thrown to one side the clean-shaven image of EDM idols. Without a hint of compromise where quality is concerned, 2012 is proving a landmark year for the thunder from down under.
Outside of his party-hard stage presence, the ARIA Award-nominated producer's approach to mind-blowing music remains as heartfelt as they come. As high-profile remix duties for the Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 would indicate, demand for his delinquent House cuts is sky high. With signings on labels ranging from Axtone and Refune right through to Mau5trap and Tiësto 's Musical Freedom imprint, every new installment of his poignant floor filling productions lay testament to the pride the Aussie takes in his blazing musical legacy.
With global club culture spiraling to such unfathomable heights, Tommy has had little trouble fitting the bigger bills now associated with his craft. From the most prestigious nightspots around the globe to the ever-expanding global festivals that he so seamlessly conquers, there is no stage too grand or miniscule for him to tailor his adrenaline fuelled turntable dexterity to. In line with his successive industry triumphs, the road ahead looks set to comfortably accommodate the intense energy and unique characteristics that Tommy continues to bring to Electronic Dance music. With forthcoming collaborations alongside the likes of Tiësto , Sebastian Ingrosso and A-Trak promise to unravel before 2012 is out. In the age of easy fit solutions, you cannot fake the breakneck stamina and heartfelt integrity of Australia's standard setting Dance floor warrior.