T. Smash is a DJ's DJ who has the results to prove it:
Major festivals like Snowball in Colorado to Burning Man in Nevada. Events like the 2011 FIS World Cup and official parties for the ESPN Winter X Games. Working with acts as big as 12th Planet and Mord Fustang, secret shows with Zeds Dead and Flux Pavilion (which he credits to being at the right place at the right time) and playing with his peers such as Ecto Cooler and Berkel Beats, who he credits helping him get his foot in the door and supporting him when he needed it. T. Smash has come a long way.
His humble beginnings go back to 1996. T. Smash is 7 years old. He has been given a toy pen that records 15 second snippets. He records his cat meowing and puts that on a loop, and manipulates a toy keyboard to create a beat. This is the first time he's created music, and he likes it.
Flash forward to high school. A teenager obsessed with bands like The Sex Pistols and Nirvana now gets money to make mix CDs for his classmates. Everything from The Dead Kennedys to Deltron go on his compilations. The catch? He takes no input about what goes on the CDs he sells. Although he isn't part of the "in" crowd, there's something special going on that has everyone approaching him.
After a short lived career in competitive snowboarding, T. returns to music. This time with a label that sticks: He's a DJ. He moves to New York City and studies under the tutelage of DJ legends Dirty Digets, DJ Nomenon, DJ Esquire, and Tim Martell at the world renowned Scratch Academy. There he gets a view from the top, and he likes what he sees.
Coming back to Colorado he's ready to bring what he calls "Rhythm and Bass" to the masses. He brings turntablism to what is now being called "The EDM generation." Only one thing has changed over the years. Those mix CDs? Well now they're released for free on his Soundcloud page.
With festival season starting, we look forward to what T. Smash has in store.