|Inizia giovanissimo, avvicinandosi alla musica all’età di 7 anni. La vera rivoluzione come lui ha più volte confessato è stato l’acquisto del suo primo sintetizzatore, un o Yamaha DX-11 all’età di 15 anni. Selezionato subito dalla Toolroom records tra i suoi headliner, Thomas non sbaglia un colpo sia come produttore che come dj. Ha conquistato in poco tempo personaggi del calibro di Mark Knight e Fedde Le Grand, con cui ormai condivide la scena di “Toolroom Knights”, evento unico nel suo genere. Le sue produzioni sono suonate e inserite nelle chart degli artisti più considerati del panorama internazionale come Axwell, Sebatian Ingrosso, Tiesto, David Guetta, Chuckie e John Dalback. I suoi dj set sono richiesti in tutto il mondo, dal Brasile ad Ibiza sino all’estremo Oriente. Instancabile anche nel lavoro di producer, Thomas ultimamente ha collaborato come remixer ai progetti più innovativi della dance mondiale, stringendo sodalizi artistici con personaggi del calibro di David Guetta e LMFAO.
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House/progressive house, with influences from electro, trance, techno, minimal and tribal.
Best known for: Big and heavy drums, uplifting melody lines, ‘Set Fire To The Rain’.
Tune of the year: Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ‘In My Mind (Axwell Mix)’
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: Otto Knows
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: I would be able to beam myself and others to any place in the world, to avoid hours on the plane, and live life to the fullest.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: Keep your own style but play to the crowd. They only dig it when I enjoy myself!
What does EDM mean to you: However you name it, it’s all about the music and emotion, energy and fun!
Should celebrities be DJs: As long as they are great at DJing – why not?
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: My very first DJ gig ended abruptly. The owner of the club took me down and told me to go home and practice
Are you a DJ if you don’t beat match: There are different tastes and ways of DJing. As long as the DJ is good in what he/she is doing and people are enjoying it, everything is cool.
Where’s the next dance music capital: Hard to say, so many great cities evolving at the moment! But if I had to pick one – NYC!
One of the more memorable sights in dance music during 2012 was Thomas Gold’s live ‘drum line’ onstage at EDC Vegas and Governor’s Ball, NYC, heightening the electro house producer’s huge sound and epic breakdowns -
“a fantastic experience”, he says. Alongside heavy touring (“It was great to play alongside Swedish House Mafia in Miami and be part of some Size Matters parties”, says Gold), the Berlin-based producer also started his own radio show on Sirius FM, and produced his first compilation, on Axtone Records. 2013 will see Gold “loving life and doing what I enjoy most – producing music and touring the world!” Sounds like a plan.
But such memories are not made overnight. Dropping his first release 2006 and ascending the industry ladder in time for Miami Music Week 2011, trying to box the sound of the uprising German producer has proven a tricky task. Successfully trampling over the concept of genre with signings to Toolroom Records, Phazing, Spinnin’ Records and Size Records alike, his musical dexterity encapsulates the 21st century explosion and its required creative flexibility.
His debut release on Axtone, the sublime instrumental & fan favourite ‘Sing2Me’ sound tracked Miami, hitting the number one spot on Beatport: the 2nd of which for the ‘Berlin Basher’.
With the addition of a majestic remix of Adele’s ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ boasting some 14 million and counting views on YouTube, as well as further remixes for Lady GaGa, Miike Snow, Fatboy Slim and various peers from across club land. This fearless nature remains integral to the charm of Thomas Gold.
Such forward thinking notions were never to be ignored. Already catching the eye of Tiësto and Steve Angello alike, esteemed Axtone head honcho Axwell wasted no time in formally signing him to the imprint. The juicy fruit of this union came in 2012 with the release of his debut compilation album: Axtone Presents Thomas Gold. Collecting an array of solo productions alongside his own personal remixes, mash-ups and a slew of carefully chosen label originals, this eclectic collection of tracks presented in the same nature as his live sets marked the beginning of an essential chapter in his career.
This translation from record to dance floor has proven a vital weapon to Thomas’s untouchable live presence.
As comfortable in a stadium as in a tiny sweatbox, Thomas approaches each and every set with equal enthusiasm;
Whilst his personal edits are the hallmark and secret weapons of his sets, his ability to splice anthems alongside the unknown are perhaps the true trademarks of the Berliner’s sets.
Further, a tangible evolution of his live experience was debuted this summer with the addition of live performance in the form of an 8-piece drum line.
Used sparingly but to devastating effect at EDC Las Vegas & Governors Island NYC this year, 2013 will see increased appearances from ‘Thomas’ Troupe’
Boasting a consistent balance of energy between the studio and the club, his Fanfare radio show ticks off yet another dimension to his industry movements. Through Sirius XM, Radio FG, Big City Beats and his own online portals, that same ear for landmark releases and explosive new talent transfers seamlessly from his live sets across the airwaves for an increasingly popular extension of his musical intellect.
With an impending Essential Mix, inauguration to the DJ Mag Top 100 and further Axtone exploits in motion, Thomas has little time to rest on his laurels. Set to scale Europe, Africa, Australia, South America & an extensive US tour all before Miami 2013 is out. Fresh material and remix duties will look to extend upon his legacy with the same universal clarity and character that has forged Thomas Gold as a precious asset to Electronic Music and its global enthusiasts.