As a globetrotting international DJ, Thomas Gold has taken his talents from the studio to the stage in unparalleled fashion. He has become a main stage staple worldwide, enthralling thousands from Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival to Coachella and Tomorrowland, and pushing the envelope by adding a live drum line and brass section to his ever-evolving live show. His unmatched energy and arsenal of custom edits have made him a fixture at the world’s most prestigious clubs and earned him an esteemed residency at Light Las Vegas, where he regularly curates the soundtrack to an immersive sensory experience in partnership with Cirque du Soleil.
We had the opportunity to sit and chat with the Golden German himself.
EDMNYC: How has the year been going for you so far?
Thomas Gold: I’ve been touring the US since the 3rd of March for my On Fire Tour which is going all throughout March and April. It’s about a 25 shows and it’s all based on my track “On Fire”, which I released this week. So, that’s what I’ve been doing before Maimi and then I will be continuing on after Miami. I’m also working on my new album which is completely different than anything I’m doing right now. It is a lot pop and dance. It’s all based on songs and not EDM at all. So, it’s really different but exciting.
EDMNYC: How is the On Fire Tour going so far?
Thomas Gold: Yeah, amazing! It’s great to have so many shows in a short period of time. The feedback has been great for the track, the show and the whole thing. We had some live performances as well. Rico & Miella were at LIV with me as well as a performance in DC.
EDMNYC: What other events are you doing while you’re in town for WMC?
Thomas Gold: I did the Revealed Event yesterday, Wed 3/16 with Hardwell and the whole crew. I’m also doing Clevelander tonight, Miami after dark and No Sugar added at Nikki beach tomorrow. Then I do an event with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. In between, I’m doing the production masterclass with Revealed in the afternoon tomorrow. I’ll be explaining production to fans and people interested in creating music. Some other artists such as Dannic from Revealed will be there showing people how we produce our stuff. We bring our laptops and show them a whole session and let them asks questions.
EDMNYC: In the past we know that you have done contests for an unknown artist to open for you. We remember it being at Govenorrs Island about 2 years ago. Do you still do things like this?
Thomas Gold: Sometimes. I don’t want to over do it. We are always trying to find different stuff with new people.
EDMNYC: Anyone from the contests that have stuck around?
Thomas Gold: There are a few names who continue to send me stuff. For example, the guy who won the remix contest, Jakko is his name, is really talented and I’m really excited to see what he is going to do in the next few years. For them, these contests are just a starting point and it’s up to them to what they make out of it.
EDMNYC: It’s definitely a lot of hard work to get to become a big named DJ. How did you start out?
Thomas Gold: It all began when I was 7. I started playing the keyboard and then soon enough I got my first synthesizer and fell in love with house music. I knew I wanted to create this music myself, but it certainly wasn’t easy in the begin though. My stuff sounded like crap. Over the next few years it sounded better and I made my way from there. That’s what I would tell young producers to do. Take your time. Especially because they are so many talented artists out there, you really need to work hard. For myself, it took me a while to get where I am and I’m still working hard at it.
EDMNYC: We know that you have a lovely wife. How long have you been married?
Thomas Gold: I’ve been married for 6 years now and we have twins, a boy and a girl, both which are 2 and a half. They don’t normally travel with me, but because of the On Fire Tour we are all in LA for 2 months and then we came to Miami for this week.
EDMNYC: If you had few days of not making music, what would you do?
Thomas Gold: I would hang out with friends, and chill. Host BBQs and grill some nice steaks.
It was great to be able to sit and chat with Thomas. We know that your your On Fire Tour is a big highlight for you this year, but we are looking forward to your new album at the end of this year.
~Michelle for EDMNYC