From: Sydney, Australia
DJ style: “Explosive!”
Best known for: “Playing trumpet live with electronic music.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Marshmello feat. Khalid ‘Silence (Illenium Remix)’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Sub Zero Project.”
Where do you start with this Australian tour de force? Debuting in the Top 100 DJs poll just two years ago when his inaugural world tour and a fi ve-times platinum bomb in the post-sales era catapulted him into the global spotlight, Timothy Jude Smith is right to be proud of his accomplishments past and present.
Starting the year delivering one of his trademark live instrumentation performances to a home crowd as Ultra landed Down Under for the fi rst time in the festival’s history, since then it has been a whirlwind 2018. “I released more music than ever before and toured non-stop, hitting some of the biggest stages out there such as Tomorrowland, Creamfi elds, Ultra and EDC,” Timmy enthuses. “Collaborations with Maddix, Lady Bee, Max Vangelli and the mighty Hardwell are just a few stand-out production moments.”
We could namecheck plenty more, though, considering the man in question has hit a career high when it comes to quantity of releases this year. The fact quality hasn’t dropped despite the relentless output only makes it all even more impressive. Jumping ten places this year is the icing on the cake.
Words: MARTIN GUTTRIDGEHEWITT