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.