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Tom Tainted


  • Laura
  • 27 March 2024
Tom Tainted

Hailing from Germany, the talented Producer Tom Tainted has crafted a sound that appears as distinct as it is varied; merging elements from across the Melodic, Progressive and Deep House genres, Tom Tainted’s signature style shines throughout his productions, highlighting his unique artistry and skilled approach with each release. As he continues carving his way within Electronic Music, we’re looking forward to being joined by Tom Tainted in this exclusive interview to gain an insight into his career so far, looking at the highlights and milestone moments that stand out.

Hi Tom, great to talk again! How’s it going?

Great, thanks for having me.

What was the inspiration behind your decision to pursue a career in music?

I always loved music. My grandfather played the piano in a band and when I was little, he would always play me songs on the piano or his electric organ. I also started learning the piano when I was a kid but unfortunately quit after a while because I didn’t like the teacher. As a teen, I got into DJing, probably because it was a way to play all the songs I liked without practising on the piano. After I finished university, I played a lot fewer gigs and focused more on my “proper job” but during the pandemic when things slowly opened up again, I went to a local festival and felt so at home in the music that I knew I had to get back at it.

What were some of your early career milestones that helped you gain recognition in Electronic Music?

Being a resident DJ at some well-established clubs in our area, playing for 6,000 people at a local open air and more recently having my music supported by DJs like Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Pretty Pink and Hel:sløwed to name a few.

How do you feel your music has evolved over the years, and what influences have shaped your sound now?

Well, I hope my tracks got better …I get influenced by a wide range of Electronic Music as I listen to a lot of different styles and I always get inspired by going out or playing out and experiencing the music in its natural habitat so to speak.

Some of the tracks I worked on lately probably have some Afro House influences in them with a little more focus on the percussion and groove.

Which collaborations or performances have been particularly significant to your music career?

I really enjoyed working with Lars Gullits and the 2 tracks we did also got some nice support. Of course, I also love making music with DJ Paize who has been one of my closest friends for many many years. Lately, I also worked with Julia Eliza and Bee Singfield and I’m really looking forward to those releases later this year.

What are some of your favourite tracks or EPs you are proud to have produced so far?

That’s probably “Beauty Of The Glen”, but for me, my favourite tracks are always the ones I’m working on or that I just finished. Like I just finished a track with the vocals from Bee Singfield which I really enjoyed. It’s called “strong” and hopefully it will be released soon. “Trails” is also a track that means a lot to me personally.

What do you feel sets you apart from other artists in Electronic Music?

I just try to be myself and do what I enjoy, and I have quite a bit of experience in other business fields than the music industry, so I sometimes feel that I might have a different approach to things than other artists. I also try to be professional and fast responding which unfortunately isn’t always the case in the music business, especially with labels.

Can you share some memorable moments or highlights from your live performances or tours?

One highlight definitely was the Binsfeld Open Airs that I played some years back at a local lake with around 6000 people and a few months back I played a private corporate event which I first thought was going to be boring - I was booked for a 4-hour set but in the end I almost played for 9 hours as we all enjoyed it so much.

How do you feel your music has impacted your fans and the wider music community?

I guess you’ll have to ask that to the fans and the community. I just hope that people enjoy my music and that it gives them a good time. What I love about music is that everyone can have their own meaning and memories to it. Once you release a track it’s not just yours anymore, it’s everybody’s track then, and it can have a completely different meaning to you than it has to me.

What future projects or endeavours can we look forward to from you in Electronic music?

I have been working on a lot of music, with my new track “Mental” coming in early April and DJ Paize and I started planning our own event series and just got into talks with venues… so there’s a lot of music and events coming up and also the monthly Red Trail radio show on Data Transmission.

We close this interview by thanking Tom Tainted for taking the time to speak with us. Having had an exciting journey so far, we’re sure that Tom Tainted will continue on his current trajectory, reaching new heights as he brings more captivating music for his fans around the globe to enjoy. So, be sure to stay tuned and follow Tom Tainted across social media as he promises to keep impressing with more upcoming releases and unmissable projects.

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