At one point in time, the name Tommy Trash was all the rage when it came to world of electronic dance music. The shows were big, the collaborations were even bigger, and the beats were some of the biggest of all time. Then he seemingly dropped off the face of the planet, leaving behind the larger than life career he had once laid claim to. Now, it seems as though he’s building back up to it, albeit in a different fashion. For proof of this, look no further than Tommy Trash & Kiesza‘s latest collaboration, ‘Tectonic‘.
Back in February of 2019 Tommy Trash surprised us all by coming back via a collaboration with the then red-hot, i_o, titled ‘Let Me Go‘ on Mau5trap. Since then, he’s remixed Deadmau5 & Kiesza’s ‘Bridged By A Lightwave‘, and even released the debut track for the house-centered mau5trap label, Hau5trap. He did so with his tune, ‘hiiigh‘. Now he’s following that up with ‘Tectonic’, alongside Kiesza. If you’re into this new wave of progressive house that’s currently sweeping the world of dance music, you’re gonna love this one!
When asked about what ‘Tectonic‘ meant to him, Tommy Trash had the following to say:
“A few years ago I found myself in a bit of a pickle mentally, spiritually, emotionally, creatively and it took a lot of work to get out of that hole. But I can say unequivocally without the experience of going away and properly working on myself, I’d still be stuck. Ayahuasca was a big part of that process for me. This single ‘Tectonic’ is the culmination of that work and a true representation of where I’m headed as an artist. I wrote the instrumental in Bali while I was away on my sabbatical. I loved working with Kiesza on it – she is an incredible lyricist with unrivaled vocal chops. Im super grateful to be working with her and excited for what the future will bring…”
Similarly, Kiesza had the following to say in regards to ‘Tectonic’:
“I began ‘Tectonic’ as a folk song on my mother’s grand piano and Tommy Trash took the song to a level I could have never imagined. I love how the unique combination of the deep poetic lyrics and haunting melody combines so effortlessly with Tommy’s energetic and driving electronic house music, to create the most beautiful sense of melancholy. I’m blown away by his creativity and talent as a producer and definitely can not wait to create more music with him!”
‘Tectonic’ starts off with a quick piano arpeggio, which is quickly paired with the lush, sultry vocals of Kiesza. The melancholic, self-reflecting vocals of Kiesza are laid upon the beautiful production work of Tommy Trash. This is a duo, that I did not know I needed. After hearing ‘Tectonic’, I really hope the two of them work together again, and soon. This tune reminds me of something you’d probably find on Anjunadeep, or possibly even Monstercat Silk. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought this could have been a Yotto, or even Lane 8 tune, however since I do know better, I know that this is Tommy Trash.
If you’re a fan of Tommy Trash, Keisza, or all things Hau5trap, then this is a tune for you. With a run time of 3:43, this is a song that you may find yourself coming back to over and over again. With that being said, Tommy Trash & Kiesza‘s latest collaboration, ‘Tectonic’, is out now on Hau5trap, and can be streamed below, enjoy!
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