Tom Trago

Tom Trago

Tom Trago has long been one of the leading lights of the Dutch electronic music underground; a globe trotting DJ, producer, live performer and label owner who enjoys nothing more than championing both overlooked gems and fresh sounds from his own country. He once claimed that he felt a physical need to make music every day, and it’s hard to think of anyone whose immersion in music is quite as complete.

Trago’s first big break came in 2006, when hometown label Rush Hour released his debut single, “Live With The BBQ”. In the years since, Tom has continued to turn out much-played, club-ready cuts, including such timeless jams as “Use Me Again (And Again)”, “Hidden Heart of Gold” and his 2015 hook-up with Seth Troxler as T&T Music Factory, “De Natte Cell.”

It’s on his acclaimed albums, though, that Tom showcases the full breadth and depth of his unique musical vision. This was first evident on 2009 debut full-length Voyage Direct (his record label of the same name followed in 2010), along with a penchant for collaboration with like-minded musicians, vocalists and producers. More recently his Jong Nederlands series has been another sellout, not to mention a new alias – Trembala, oh – and a collaboration with Patta Soundsystem dropping mid September alongside a capsule collection from Patta.


At FAQ Festival Tom Trago will do an DJ-set during the club night on November 5th at Barkade