Coming fresh off an exciting show at Bassmnt nightclub in San Diego this past weekend, Thomas Gold has no intents to stop now. With an impressive tour this summer at EDC, Tomorrowworld and more, Gold is banging away shows around the globe. He even has a new track with Heather from Bright Lights, which she performed live at EDC. Listen below and read on for more details on Gold's upcoming tour!
Also, congrats on the brand new release "BELIEVE" you have with Heather from Bright Lights! How did you two link up for the collab? What do you hope your fans take from this track?
Thomas Gold: I knew Heather from all her fantastic collaborations with Hardwell, Dannic, Dada Life and others. One day I asked her if she would be up for doing something together and said instantly "yes - let's do it!"
The idea behind 'Believe' is that everyone should have someone who believes in him. We should all believe in the efforts that others put into their lives and should support them for it, no matter what they want to do. Especially for artists (but not only for them) it's important to have people believe in you.
The idea behind this is to give people the chance to experience a a very special day at one of my shows this summer. It's my way of saying that I believe in my fans and give them the opportunity to believe in themselves by being part of a creative project. Since this was supported by GoPro, we felt we should make this on a bigger scale an invite fans from various shows to follow me around. The reaction has been overwhelming to far. I'm really looking forward to all the footage.
As always, EDC was absolutely mind blowing. The energy of the crowd was insane, every track I played was anticipated in the best way possible. Plus, when Heather entered the stage at the end of my set and we performed 'Believe', I knew the track was there where I wanted it.
No doubt about it, having TomorrowWorld in your schedule is definitely something to be very happy about. I mean, the festival is such a fantastic production and it feels like being in another world. I wouldn't say that a festival needs to close a tour, but it sure is a great way to once again be able to connect with a lot of people and be able to give back to fans who have been following you around for a lot of shows.
Oh, I HAVE played in Berlin a few weeks ago and it was crazy! And yes, I love the city and due to having my studio in Berlin, it's definitely my get away spot #1. I feel a great connection when I play in Germany. Not because I'm German, but because the musical world is a different one. People have seen a lot of different genres take the lead, I think the German audience is very well educated. Plus, there is a very strong and huge fanbase for festivals and club shows for the more commercial dance genres growing in Germany and it's great to be part of that each year.
Haha, yes, Asian crowds are insane. The energy is at an all-time high when you arrive and it seems to stay there for the rest of the night. They are still very young compared to other crowds, but this gives me as an artist and as a dj the chance to build something over the years. I've been on Asia tours for a couple of years now and the dance scene there seems to be growing stronger than ever. Something I really appreciate is their incredible kindness and gratitude they bring towards you as an artist.
Lastly, lets loop this all together and bring back up your producing. I know 2010 was the year you really boomed onto this scene; how do you think you've grown musically since then? Also, how do you keep the love for music alive and create new material year after year?
I personally went through a lot stages within music production. But that's due to my personal musical nature. I just love trying out things and I have always felt appreciated when doing so. There's a lot of music coming up, some tracks might feel different to the listener. It's this diversification that I can honestly say has made me the artist I am today. And I feel my fans have understood that and are eager to take this road along with me. It's their feedback, that keeps me creative and focused on what I love about my job.
Thanks for having me!