Tom & Collins – a house music duo from Mexico City – shot to prominence in 2014 after winning the Miller SoundClash DJ competition, after entering DJ Mag's Wild Card competition for a place in the Las Vegas final. Fast forward to 2019 and they are established international artists who ranked in this year's Top 100 DJs poll for the first time, played shows at Ushuaia Ibiza and Tomorrowland and have a release forthcoming on Gorgon City's Realm Records. DJ Mag caught up with the duo in Budapest during Miller Music Amplified...
So first of all, guys, congratulations on making it into this year's Top 100 DJs - how does it feel?
JP: "Honestly, it's huge for us. It's something that we've been working on for so many years and it felt like all the hard work that we've done throughout the past eight years paid off. And it just showed all the support of the people – especially in Latin American countries – that voted for for us. It's very gratifying because you see that people are listening to you, are listening to your music and are responding to everything you do. So it was it was a huge honour for us."
Jorge: "I think it's particularly particularly special for us because we're from Mexico and not a lot of Mexican DJs have made it, especially in our genre. I think we're the first Mexican house DJs [in the poll], so getting people first of all from that genre to vote and also those who have never voted before to vote was particularly special. And since the results, there's been, probably like, 40 different like media asking to speak to us!"
JP: We were in Forbes and on the cover of one of the biggest newspapers in Mexico, GQ is going to do a piece... so the response – in all Latin American countries, but especially in Mexico – was huge."