Timmy Trumpet is a man who literally likes to blow his own trumpet, usually on stage while standing on a table. In 2019, however, the Australian EDM star reached new heights, again literally, by playing on a zero gravity flight. With the trip organised by German promoters BigCityBeats and aided by the European Space Agency, it also managed to pack in the first goal scored in zero g thanks to the inclusion of French footballer Sébastien Haller amongst those onboard.
To turn to more prosaic matters back on the ground, Timmy says he’s “made music with my idols”, releasing huge tracks alongside Carnage and Steve Aoki, and continued to bring his brass to new countries, this year ticking Romania, Brazil and even Nepal off his bucket-list on a tour that lasted nine months, arriving home just in time for his dad’s birthday. “I can’t wait to play more places I’ve never been before in 2020,” he adds.
Do you submit your DJ set lists to the relevant royalties collecting society?
“Sure do. Artists need to support artists to keep the party going!”
What more can we do to combat the mental health crisis in our scene?
“Have an open and non-judgmental heart, listen to the people who are suffering and reach out and help wherever we can.”
Are you personally doing anything to improve the gender balance of line-ups?
“Not enough, but I think promoters should pay attention to the talent coming through from all genders. I’m sure some promoters already are.”
What changes have you made this year to be more environmentally friendly?
“I ride share wherever possible. I haven’t driven my own car in ages. I leave a carbon footprint much larger than most as a touring DJ that plays in three or four countries per week, so it’s the very least I can do.”
What was your favourite toy when you were a kid?
What’s your guilty pleasure?
“Vodka, always and forever. Party till we die.”