WYNN Music Week
Thomas Gold is a Berlin-based DJ and producer who within the last couple of years has released a string of smash singles, played the planet's foremost clubs and festivals, remixed some of the biggest pop acts in existence, and garnered praise from a whole host of his contemporaries.
Although Thomas has been building momentum since his first releases back in 2006, his run of original productions in 2010 and 2011 have been a key factor in his staggering recent success. And looking over the labels he has worked with in this time—some of modern club music's most widely recognised—should only emphasise this point.
Mark Knight's global institution Toolroom have welcomed Thomas for a trio of singles—"Marsch Marsch", "The Button" and "Work That / Kananga". Legendary Dutch imprint Spinnin' hosted Thomas' link-up with Alex Kenji, "What's Up". He followed up "Areena", his collaboration with David Tort and David Gausa on Phazing Records by linking up with label head Dirty South on "Alive". And then there was "AGORa", his debut release with Steve Angello's Size, which was followed soon after by his massive rework of Fatboy Slim's "Star 69" on Skint.
Thomas' sound can loosely be described as progressive house that draws in influences from electro, trance, techno, minimal and tribal. His music is known for his heavy and impeccably constructed drum sounds, catchy melodies, massive chord sections and, of course, his energetic and uplifting builds.
His thirst and talent for DJing, coupled with the aforementioned run of singles, have seen him amass an enviable list of bookings, just take a look at his 2011 by way of example. In the first half of the year Thomas bagged a spot on the bill for Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel party during Miami Week, and then returned to the city in June to headline Space. SHM then welcomed him back to play their stage at the Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival and their residency at Pacha in Ibiza.