New Year’s Eve talk with Tommy Kruise

The ubiquitous local DJ and producer is spinning at Neon’s NYE party tomorrow night. We spoke to him earlier this month about his favourite stuff of 2013, best NYE ever and plans for 2014.

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Tommy Kruise. Photo by Richmond Lam
He’s a young DJ turned producer who’s generated big buzz with his Memphis Confidential mixtape and ubiquity on the party scene. He’s reportedly working with serious U.S. rappers on releases to come in 2014.

5 favourite 2013 things:
Being stuck (locked in from outside) in a Spanish Hell’s Angels party. Made the front page of the papers and headlined the news for the funniest reasons. Playing two big shows while having gastro. Boarded my first flight ever. Kissed on the lips one of my favourite female pop-star singers in the States. I won’t ever tell ya.

NYE plans:
We are organizing a big NYE party with me + Ryan Hemsworth playing + special guests [Ed.’s note: the special guests are Tiga, Chromeo & Breakbot — see more details below.] I just can’t wait for this thing to happen. Kickin’ the year off with my best friends while playing my favourite songs is truly something that is gettin’ me hyped.
Best NYE Ever:

I came home Jan. 1, 2012 at 6 a.m. and that all my stuff was gone. It was truly a great moment in my history. My upstairs neighbours had a NYE party that got out of hand and my apartment was the target of some drunk foolishery. I went upstairs, kicked the door and kicked a couple guests from the party that were sleeping inside. A week or two later, everything was back in my apartment.

What’s up for 2014?
I’ll continue with my “way to success” model that I created while studying Celine Dion’s footsteps. I can’t wait for people to hear what I’m cooking up with some American rappers, and I will definitely continue to act foolish cause that’s how I have fun. ■
Tommy Kruise DJs with Tiga, Chromeo, Breakbot & Irfane, Ryan Hemsworth, High Klassified, Mayday, Lexis and Guilty at Telus Theatre (1280 St-Denis) on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $35/$50/$65

To see our full list of NYE parties, click here

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