Patta and Tom Trago are proud to present the first instalment of the Tom Trago ‘Bergen’ T-shirt collection. Having been friends since the times of Fatbeats Amsterdam in the mid 90s and collaborating on various musical projects such as the Dekmantel Vinyl releases and Parra Soundystem throughout the years, it was only right to commemorate Tom’s album release and corresponding tour with a t-shirt collection that features the ‘Bergen’ album cover and the tour’s key cities.
A staple in the Amsterdam club scene, Tom Trago has been a familiar face at the Dekmantel events for over ten years and their relationship allowed him the space to grow and finish his most accomplished and honest album to date Bergen, which connects his legacy, family and commitment to dance music in one resplendent package. Having relocated from Amsterdam, Tom Trago set up his new studio in the coastal town of Bergen, located in the northern Netherlands, to record in his family house. The album was made with the aim of re-creating a global-music sound, along with the music that has influenced him throughout his life, with a new approach influenced by Trago’s immediate natural environment.
The album is set to release on April 2nd. The first part of the T-Shirt trilogy is set to release in store at Patta Amsterdam, London and online on Saturday, March 24th.
Photography by Violette Esmeralda