DJ style: “House, tech-house, Latin, Afro.”
Best known for: “Biggest house act to emerge from Mexico.”
Fave tune of 2021: “Adam Port ‘Discoteca’.”
Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “Goom Gum.”
Like so many artists, Tom & Collins — aka Juan Pable Escudero and Jorge Corral — were glad to be back on the road again properly in 2022. The Mexican pair are one of their homeland's most famous exports by now and they have an unwavering "appreciation for being back on track and making people dance”, not least at places like the epic main stage of Tomorrowland where they impressed this year.
Their sound is rooted in house music, with plenty of tech influences and some Latin energy from their Mexican heritage. "We're constantly evolving," say the Terms & Conditions label heads. "We’re really excited about where our style is right now — Latin grooves, vocals and percussion on tech-house beats."
It’s a simple but effective formula that has won them a global fan-base for their tunes, and a third consecutive appearance in our Top 100 list. They promise more music is to come on Insomniac Records and Thrive Music, as well as some exciting tour news that is soon set to take them to the US.
What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?
Name one great festival you played for the first time this year...
“Escapade (Ottawa), Seismic (Austin).”
What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?
“Probably 12 hours.”
What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?
“Subsequent 37 CV.”
What’s the last tune you bought?
“'El Nacimiento' by Dmitri Saidi."
What’s the next big sound?
“Latin will keep growing and fusing with electronic genres.”