Thomas Gold has mastered blending an enamoring vocal into a variety of production backdrops to keep his releases fresh, but consistent throughout the years. From progressive, to commercial, to tech house, Gold has done it all. The producer is now out with one of his most unique releases to date in the form of “Seventeen,” featuring Bright Sparks.
The track was released recently, with a humming low-end framing the vocals before the song falls into a bouncy note progression that makes for a perfect light-hearted track for a summer day. Its tropical atmosphere is outside his usual sonic realm, and demonstrates his continued exploration to push and refresh the boundaries of his own productions.
He has now released the accompanying music video for the infectious release, and it’s a montage of Gold’s own nights on tour and exploring cities across the world. These moments are separated by scenes of different characters traveling and enjoying the world around them, juxtaposing their adventure’s with Gold’s. The video is the perfect compliment to the feel good track, and both the song and video are out now via Universal Music.
Thomas Gold marks his official return to Nicky Romero‘s Protocol Recordings with a new collaboration with up-and-comer Kosling titled “Wildest Dream.” They have released an original and extended cut of the track, both of which build around singer Matthew Steeper’s polarizing vocal lines. The track blends piano and high-pitched electronic notes to create a bouncy and upbeat tune that takes the listener to a happy place.
Gold spoke with Dancing Astronaut about the release, saying, “I’m super excited to be back on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings with ‘Wildest Dream.’ For this one, I went for a 100 percent vocal progressive house approach. First of all, I fell in love with the vocal from the moment I heard the demo, and it was super fun to work on the music together with Kosling. I love his style, so we came up with the production quickly. I love the uplifting and emotional energy of the track and can’t wait to play it out everywhere in the world!”
Gold is known for his progressive house sound and his ability to blend unique vocals with upbeat tracks, and “Wildest Dream” does just that making it to the perfect addition to his catalog of releases.
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
Above & Beyond kick off New Music Friday in fine fashion with their new single, “Distorted Truth.” Tommy Trash and i_o unleash their much-anticipated collaboration, “Let Me Go,” and Medasin returns with his first original of 2019, “Mr. Skitters.” Diplo and Octavian make an impeccable team on “New Shapes,” as do Feed Me and Rosie Doonan on “Feel Love.” Hardwell and Dannic unveil “Chase The Sun,” and Au5 rounds out his two-track Energize EP with “Activate.” The Chainsmokers bring another pop-inspired number via “Who Do You Love” with 5 Seconds of Summer, and David Guetta, Brooks, and Loote gear up for festival season with “Better When You’re Gone.” Quintino can’t be brought down in his new single, and Pixel Terror return to Monstercat with “Ultima.” Tisoki delivers a fresh remix of Party Favor‘s “Blame,” and Jay Hardway takes off into the atmosphere with “Aliens.” R3HAB joins forces with Icona Pop for “This Is How We Party,” and Darude and Sebastian Rejman craft a euphoric dance number in “Release Me.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Thomas Gold has nailed the formula for catchy festival house tracks that lure listeners in and captivate far past a song’s conclusion. What many do not realize is that the producer’s foray into music production was heavily influenced by the tech house scene, which hasn’t always been apparent with his feel good releases.
In 2018, Gold returned to his musical roots with the release of a tech house alias AU-1. His AU-1 project has been characterized by darker releases with tech house undertones, and the producer is back with his third original under the alias titled “You Got Me.” The eight-minute release transports the listener to the earlier days of house music, with house kicks propelling the record forward. Vocal chants add an energetic accent to the track, remaining the consistent glue that keeps “You Got Me” connected as the song dips into electro territory halfway through. The track is out now on NYC house music label, Strictly Rhythm.
Armada regular Thomas Gold has enjoyed a series of high profile releases over the past year, in addition to the debut of his tech house side project AU-1. He ends a successful 2018 with a return to Armada for a catchy”Real Love,” that adds to his repertoire of radio-friendly productions. He collaborates with Berlin-based vocalist Graham Candy, a favorite among the house community.
Gold spoke with Dancing Astronaut about the song, and why he has been particularly excited to release it: “‘Real Love’ marks a milestone in my musical career. With this production, I’m stepping a bit into the commercial deep house genre, which you can hear a lot all across the globe, but especially in my home country Germany where it’s a huge movement right now…and as everybody knows, I‘m passionate about house music in general.”
He continues, “With the musical roots of my own and those deep house influences, I got into a lucky situation where I received the song demo for ‘Real Love’ from Graham back in the summer. I had been a fan of Graham’s voice already, and ‘Real Love’ was such a beautiful song. I instantly had this idea of a house inspired dance version with Graham’s cool and vibey voice on top.”
It becomes apparent upon listening to the track why Gold was drawn to Candy’s quirky high range vocals. The melodic backdrop has a calming effect on the listener, and it showcases a new dimension to Gold’s studio abilities. Bubbly festival house has been always been Gold’s forte, but his increasingly diverse array of releases demonstrates his continued desire to push his personal limits.
Gold further spoke with Dancing Astronaut about his creative process, noting, “When I started working on the production, it was an easy go – there was this nice flow of creativity which made me finish the track quickly. With some back and forth between Graham’s team and me, it only took a few days until we had the final version done, and we’re both super happy with the result!” “Real Love” is out now on Armada Music.
Commercial House mainstay Thomas Gold has unveiled a new side project by the name AU-1. The German producer is returning to his house and techno roots with this new production alias, and his first release under it begs the question of what we can expect moving forward.
“Oh Yo Bah” transports the listener to the club with its upbeat tempo, exotic vocal chants and pumping bassline, creating a tribal atmosphere whose catchy accents translate to dancefloor destruction. The unique combination of elements makes the release an unforgettable one, and is quite the debut for Gold’s AU-1 alias. Gold spoke with DA about the new project, and what inspired his AU-1 debut.
“I have been planning to create a separate tech-house project for a while already. I’ve played a lot of cool clubs (like the legendary ’Space’ terrace in Miami where i did some afterhour sets) with this kind of sound, but I wanted to give this ’side’ of myself a proper platform, also for releases. AU-1 goes back to my roots from when I used to release tracks on Toolroom etc., but I’m taking it a step further now. I am super excited to have my first release on Mark Knight’s Toolroom label (which also marks the launch of AU-1).” -Gold
Gold also spoke about what we can expect from this production alias moving forward.
“The second one (release) is coming on July 6. It’s a remix I did on a track I was already involved with back in the days: Lee Cabrera & Thomas Gold ‘Shake It’ – in a 2k18 AU-1 fashion 🙂 I’ve been super productive in the studio and already have the 3rd release lined up which I can tell more about at a later stage. It’ll come in end July. The feedback I’m already getting from fans, DJs and friends is amazing and I can’t wait to get more AU-1 stuff out in the next couple of months!” -Gold
One element tying the producers two production styles together is his music’s ability to keep the listener dancing. He has released an original and extended version of “Oh Yo Bah,” and it is out now on Mark Knight‘s label Toolroom.
Instagram celebrity and singer Montana Tucker has opened for the likes of Pitbull, Flo Rida, and Lil Wayne, but her next booking takes a different turn as the star of Thomas Gold‘s music video for hit track “Begin Again.” Tucker dances the viewer through the video, first on a neighborhood street, and next in a pink wonderland of a bedroom. She also lip syncs the male vocals, giving the video an interesting twist.
Gold makes a cameo a minute in, handing off car keys to Tucker who dances the video away from there. Gold spoke with DA about “Begin Again,” as well as working with Tucker for the video.
“‘Begin Again’ marks kind of a milestone for me. I went back from the downtempo stuff (like ‘Magic’ and ‘Dreamer’) to a more uptempo vibe, but the production still has a crossover approach. To me, this kind of defines the 2018 summer sound, and I am super excited about the video we did – it features Montana Tucker all throughout, in different scenes and places. I met her when we shot the video, and apart from her super cool acting, it was a lot of fun to work with her!”
Gold released the track on Armada Music, and it showcases his diverse production abilities as he goes in a different direction with his sound. Gold is kicking off his summer with an Asia tour, and will certainly be dropping the catchy track throughout.
Thomas Gold has shifted tropical with his remix of Toronto based electro pop band New City’s “Dirty Secrets.” While the original track was enigmatic enough to capture listeners, Gold’s remix is a groovy take on the vocally led pop song. The veteran producer’s efforts generate a more upbeat baseline and laces tropical house vibes into the track.
Thomas Gold is a master at combining orchestral influences with upbeat big room house chords. His new song, “The Chant” does just this, except this song is lacking his usual catchy vocals layered on top of the complex sound progression.
Gold has created a club hit with this new song, which was released on Armada today, June 26. We challenge anyone listening to “The Chant” to not dance, as it would be a thoroughly difficult undertaking.