Tom Trago's relationship with music has always been particularly intense.
Right now, Trago's immersion in music is almost total. An internationally renowned DJ, producer, live performer and label owner with three critically acclaimed albums to his name, the Dutchman divides his time between all-day studio sessions, DJ gigs and live shows all over the world, and a steady stream of musical collaborations.
Tom poured his heart and soul into making music. Early experiments with blends of experimental hip- hop, jazz, Latin influences, Afrobeat sounds and soul-flecked broken beat caught the ear of local labels and producers, before he began to apply his composition and production skills to house music.
By the time local label Rush Hour snapped up his debut single, "Live With The BBQ", in 2006, he'd already developed a trademark style that blended the best of three decades of dance music - disco, boogie, synth funk, Detroit techno and more - with insatiable house rhythms and an intrinsic grasp of what makes dancefloors tick.
As time moves on, Tom continues to pour his heart and soul into music, whether DJ'ing, performing live or making new tracks. If you bump into him in the corner of some dark, sweaty club, you're likely to find him excitedly talking about ideas for new projects - from film soundtracks to audiovisual performances and straight-up club.