He decided to be different from the rest, and we completely dig the result of his decision.
Australian house DJ and producer, Timmy Trumpet, was down in India for the very first time and he killed it with his performance at TIMEOUT 72 Goa that was held from the 27th to the 29th of December 2017. After gaining popularity in Ibiza for playing live trumpet solos over electronic dance music tracks during DJs shows, Timmy is now internationally renowned for his jazz elements in global dance music. He had also launched The Timmy Trumpet iPhone app in 2011 that allows users to operate a digital trumpet on their phone.
We caught up with the multi-talented DJ for a tete-a-tete before he got up on stage for his performance at TIMEOUT 72 in Vagator, Goa. Here’s what he had to say:
Q – From playing alongside the likes of Armin Van Buuren and Carl Cox, to having your own show, being here at TIMEOUT 72 playing your own show. Tell us about your journey.
A – Yes. It’s a crazy life. It’s been a crazy journey and I’m addicted to that connection, that feeling between the crowd. My favourite feeling is playing to a crowd that I have never played to before, just as this is my first ever show in India. I’m really excited.
Q – Since this is your first trip to India, have you come prepared with a list of things that you absolutely must see or experience?
A – Obviously meet the people. I feel that meeting people is more important than seeing the sights. It gives you an idea of the real country, the real culture. I’ve actually tried to write an Indian song earlier this year. It’s called Punjabi. Did quite well, was No. 1 on Beatport, so be sure to check it out. Made it with this mate of mine called Dimatik, and I’m really proud of it. But I would like to get India’s point of view because it is a tribute to you guys. There is incredible music that comes from this country. You guys are so talented and the traditions here are amazing. I’m from Australia, so we don’t have that much culture and history.
Q – The whole process of incorporating jazz into dance music, how did that come about?
A – Ya look, the Jazz industry is a tough industry. I still love jazz and I love playing at the local jazz club every Thursday night, but I wanted to do something different. I feel like jazz has been done and we don’t like to do what’s been done. We’re always trying to push boundaries. I hope that I can, kind of, try to mould the two together, jazz and dance music or dance and trumpet. I don’t know what I’m doing right now. I’m loving it though, and it’s good fun. I hope you guys like it.
Q – If you could collaborate with one artist performing at TIMEOUT 72, who would it be?
A – I’d say probably Wiz Khalifa. He’s got the most different sound and I’m always trying to do something out of the box. I have a lot of respect for him and will hang around after the show, but I just really want to see his show.
Q – A huge shout out to your fans.
Yes. A huge shoutout to everyone who has supported Timmy Trumpet and Punjabi out now on Beatport, iTunes, Apple music, Spotify.
Thanks a ton for the good times, Timmy!
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