Timmy Trumpet, an Australian DJ and instrumentalist, is renowned for his energetic and progressive house music, often infusing his electrifying trumpet performances into his tracks. Throughout the 2010s, he consistently released a series of high-impact, club-ready anthems, most notably his multi-platinum hit "Freaks" in 2014. In 2020, he unveiled his debut full-length album, "Mad World." The year 2022 saw his collaboration with Blasterjaxx, "Narcos," climb to the Top 20 of the dance charts after being adopted as the "walk-out" music by several Major League Baseball players. Timmy Trumpet remains a beloved figure in the club and festival scenes, as evidenced by his performance at Tomorrowland 2022, Weekend 1, and his 2023 release alongside Alle Farben, "Good Morning."
Born Timothy Jude Smith in Sydney in 1982, he embarked on his musical journey by learning to play the trumpet at the tender age of four. He initially attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he received classical training. However, he later transitioned to a public high school, where he delved into jazz music. While his trumpet skills pointed to a future in classical performance, it was the world of dance music, rather than jazz, that captivated his heart. Around 2001, adopting the moniker Timmy Trumpet, he began merging his talents as a DJ and trumpet player, creating a unique sound that caught the attention of audiences in global EDM hubs like Ibiza and London.
Timmy Trumpet proceeded to produce tracks for esteemed labels such as PACHA, Ministry of Sound, and One Love, and shared stages with electronic acts such as the Stafford Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buuren, and more. He enjoyed several Top Ten singles on the Aria Club Chart, including "Horny," a 2011 collaboration with DJ Tenzin that reached number five. In 2014, his single "Freaks," featuring rapper Savage, soared to the number one spot in New Zealand and eventually achieved six-times platinum status in Australia and triple platinum status in New Zealand. Throughout the remainder of the 2010s, Smith continued to release hit singles, including "Hipsta" in 2015, "Party Till We Die" in 2016, "Deja-Vu" in 2017, and "World at Our Feet" in 2019. In the same year, he made history as the first trumpet player to perform in zero gravity during the World Club Dome "Zero Gravity 2.0" event, a collaboration between the European Space Agency and German events company BigCityBeats. During his journey, he collaborated with notable artists such as Andrew W.K., Hardwell, Steve Aoki, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
In 2020, after over a decade in the industry, Smith released his first full-length album, "Mad World." The album featured notable singles such as "911" with R3HAB, "Up & Down" with Vengaboys, and a cover of "Mad World" with vocals by Gabry Ponte. In the following year, he launched a vlog channel on YouTube to document his life and tour experiences. Simultaneously, he initiated his SINPHONY radio show and video stream, featuring his original tracks and other EDM hits. In 2021, he unveiled "Anita," a collaboration with Armin van Buuren. The following year, he delivered the live album "Tomorrowland 2022: Timmy Trumpet at Mainstage, Weekend 1." In 2022, "Narcos," originally released in 2017 and in collaboration with Blasterjaxx, reached the 18th spot on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart after being adopted as the walk-out music for two Major League Baseball players: New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz and Atlanta Braves catcher William Contreras. Another standout single, "Good Morning," in collaboration with Alle Farben, was released in June 2023.