Tom Santa

DMCWORLD checks in with rising Australian producer Tom Santa as he continues his hot streak with singles ‘Bad For Me’, ‘We Don’t Ever Stop’ and ‘Rainfall’ – the latter amassing over 140 million streams globally to date.  Tom has built up an organic social media following thanks to hilarious skits and crazy videos recorded with his friends in rural Australia. Musically he has accumulated over three million combined Soundcloud streams for his mashups of ‘Sxc Bitch vs Lady’ and ‘Sweet Dreams vs Lose Control’ in collaboration with Paddy Heyward, alongside a slew of other well-received dancefloor weapons…


You have had an incredible response to your first few releases. How does it feel to know that your music has been so well received?

It’s crazy! To think my debut release ‘Rainfall’ is coming up on nearly sixty-five million streams is honestly so weird, but amazing to see. I’m beyond grateful. ‘We Don’t Ever Stop’ has hit 1 million streams as well, which is insane! It gets me excited for what’s next to come!

You only started releasing music in 2022, but how long have you been working on music? 

I’ve been working on music for the last 5 years, and started to get serious over the last 2 years.

How did your massive debut single track ‘Rainfall’ come together for you, and which artists have inspired your sound so far?

I was listening to Stormzy’s Rainfall which sampled Mary Mary’s original song Shackles, The track flowed really well together over a tech house beat and everything came together in the end.

If you could send the stems of your latest single ‘Bad For Me’ to anyone, who would you choose to remix the track and why?

Brooks, Martin Garrix, KETTEMA and even Skrillex just because all those guys are super talented at what they do.

And if you could work with any vocalist, who would you choose to sing on your next release and why?

 RAYE or Becky Hill because I believe their voices will match perfectly with my style of music.

Any other up and coming Australian talent you recommend we check out?

 Young Nato and JamesJamesJames – listening to both their styles of music I believe their careers can go very far.

What does a typical day in the studio look like for Tom Santa?

A lot of sh*t talking, food and good vibes.

What does a typical day outside the studio look like for Tom Santa?

 As I’m at uni there is a lot of drinking and partying.

What else can we expect from you in the coming months?

Wanting to push out new tunes so stay tuned to my Instagram.

Finally, what are big 5 tunes you have on repeat at the moment?

Lay Low – OBSKUR

Backseat – Chris Lorenzo Remix

1992 – Alignment

Give Me Strength – Love Generator, Calvin Harris

What Is Real – Tita Lau