By Alexandria Chong, Staff Writer
Berlin’s own musical powerhouse Thomas Gold graced Bijou with unforgettable beats and a vivacious energy on September 24. A frequent DJ at Bijou, Gold has the innate ability to have everyone in the club singing, dancing and all just raging together to his tracks. Gold is a DJ known for his versatility and creativity and has been effortlessly creating a name for himself through live performances and his energetic style.
Gold dropped his first release in 2006 and played at Miami Music Week in 2011. Over the years, he has been signed to labels such as Toolroom Records, Phazing, Spinnin’ Records and Size Records. Catching the ears of esteemed DJs such as Tiësto and former Swedish House Mafia member, Axwell, Gold was signed to Axtone. His debut compilation album, Axtone Presents Thomas Gold, was released in 2012 and hit the number one spot on Beatport. His tracks have grown to over 14 million views on YouTube. Since then, Gold has been performing his tracks at some of the most popular clubs and festivals around the world such as Electric Daisy Carnival New York and Las Vegas.
Gold’s favorite thing about creating music is that he can express himself in a very creative way with literally no limits, he said in a Daily Free Press interview. He attributes his style to inspiration from the entire dance music industry.
“That’s the thing, I can get so much fresh and ‘beyond-the-border’ inspiration from hanging out with friends in the clubs here just listening to the music,” Gold said.
When not performing his own show, Gold said he loves hanging out at other DJs’ sets, especially when its unplanned and he has a day off in the city to check out other talented DJs.
Going into each show with immense enthusiasm, Gold said he wants to “give the people the best time of their life and have a big party.” His show at Bijou holds this motto true. Accompanied by an intricately designed lightshow consisting of swirls and diamonds behind him, Gold’s beats range from mashing current top 40 EDM hits to some mixes of his own. With talent such as his, it is hard for the crowd not to connect and have a great night celebrating with him.
Considering his musical role models are the guys from Swedish House Mafia – Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello and Axwell, it’s not hard to see how Gold has become such a phenomenon. Inspired by their unique story of combining different styles to form one group, it is clear that the music scene Gold is now a part of has helped influence and shape him into a top name on the radar. Gold is currently rounding out the end of his North American #RememberTheLight tour.
Listen to Thomas Gold’s sound below: