Tom & Collins
Submitted by Becca Antoon on Tue, 2020-10-20 09:34
Best known for:
“Most influential duo in Latin America."
Tune of the year:
“‘Home’ by Adriatique.”
Mexican duo Tom & Collins burst into the Top 100 DJs chart for the first time last year, and they’ve once again proven why they’re one of the region’s biggest acts. Hailing from Mexico City, Tom & Collins (real names Juan Pable Escudero and Jorge Corral) have made their mark with a pop-friendly mix of deep house and deep tech, garnering them millions of Spotify plays and remix work for TOKiMONSTA, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Gorgon City, Duke Dumont, and even Madonna. And before the pandemic pushed us all indoors, Tom & Collins could regularly be spotted at the likes of Ultra Music Festival, EDC, Beyond Wonderland, Tomorrowland Unite and Amsterdam Dance Event.
But the biggest news of 2020 is their new label, Terms & Conditions. “We are releasing and supporting a different range of up-and-coming and established artists, as well as releasing our own productions,” they tell DJ Mag. “Our next release is a collaboration with Jem Cooke, best known for her tracks with Campelphat. And we also have some releases with Spinnin’ Deep and Musical Freedom.”
What three things have most helped you through Coronavirus Lockdown?
“Focusing [on] studio work, having healthy habits and working on our label, Terms & Conditions.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“That it’s more than just music and partying, it’s a whole economy that depends on these leisure activities and should be included in the recovery plan.”
What steps need to be taken to address the racism in the dance music scene?
“Address it directly and call it out. Zero tolerance for any racist attitude, and strong promotion of a positive message, which has practical results.”
What industry changes are you personally pushing for to make the dance music scene more inclusive?
“Trying to work more with brands that constantly promote inclusivity is the first step. Throwing our own events under our brand Terms & Conditions will be the next step.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all time?
“‘Around The World’ by Daft Punk.”