[ULTRA EXCLUSIVE] Thomas Gold Interview

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Thomas Gold, the German producer and International superstar that needs no introduction, is also one of the nicest guys we have come across. We were able to catch up with him at WALL and ask him about his expectations for Ultra, his musical upbringing and what is coming out for 2013.

TMN: Thomas! Thank you so much for sitting down with us tonight. We’re excited to see your set here at WALL. First off, talk to us about what the energy and vibe is like in Miami for both UMF and WMC.

I have not been to Ultra yet, I am going tomorrow, but as far as I can see, it is amazing again this year. You can really see it filling up. We arrived here on Thursday night and it was still a little bit quite but you could feel that there was something going on. On Friday all the people came in and now you can see it is busy here, it is busy at the pool area, on the streets, traffic jams everywhere! I am super excited happy. I played at Space last night and it was a great night, so much fun. I am really looking forward to the next days.

TMN: We know you tend to go on pretty long extended tours, how do you handling time between performing and producing?

Actually I try to but I am not really handling it well at the moment, I must admit. I am still trying to because I am traveling a lot and it is hard to find a quiet, long period of time to really get into it and switch your brain to the music and dive into it.

So, of course I do a lot of stuff on my laptop and on the plane, at the airport and in the hotels. I have a keyboard with me so I can play melodies and chords, but it is super different from being in a real studio with speakers because on headphones it always sounds different; you don’t feel the music you just hear it. I prefer to be in a proper studio with a nice sound system. I have been touring a lot in the past months and mostly outside Europe so that means I don’t have much time to spend on the studio.
I was touring Europe for the last few weeks and in between the shows on the weekend I can go home to Berlin in my studio, so that means I had a little bit of time but still there was still so much other stuff to do. I am actually taking a couple of days off after Miami just to be in the studio and I am really hoping about getting this stuff done. I am working on my next single and it is just an issue of timing.

TMN: It there any food or drink item that you bring from home that you have to have with you while you are on the road.

No I just bring my instant coffee pack with me [laughs] So that is the only thing I bring and I am glad I have not had any problems through customs. [laughs]

TMN: Is there anything you look forward to when you are touring through American that you like? A certain food or drink?

Yes I love the steakhouses and I love sushi. There are a couple of really nice places in Miami and New York. I just love the food here.

TMN: You’ve played at the largest festivals, venues, and clubs all over the world. Are there any that stand out above the rest? Continue reading

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1 Foxy – Bass Kleph Edit – Gregor Salto, Funkin Matt
2 Game Over (Original Mix) – Heatbeat
3 Last Day On Earth (GTA Remix) – Michael Woods, Duvall
4 I Could Be the One (John Christian Remix) – Nicky Romero, Avicii
5 D# Fat -Bass Kleph Edit – Armin van Buuren, W&W
6 Booby Trap (Original Mix) – James Frew
7 Party Police (Original Club Mix) – Chebacca, Damien Le Roy
8 The Dip (Prince Club Dip it Good Re-work) – Justin Jay
9 Tattoo Girl (Original Mix) – Ferreck Dawn, Redondo
10 Crackin (Original Mix) – Mark Dekoda
11 Insomnia (John Dahlback Remix) – Lazy Rich
12 Love Me Right (Original Mix) – Vince Moogin
13 Bass Kleph Live Performance of Incredible by Carnage & Borgore
14 Drop That Low – Bass Kleph Edit – Darmon, Eran Hersh, Dean Cohen
15 People Boots (Original Mix) – GTA
16 Power Of You And Me (Teacup) feat. Andreas Moe (Extended Mix) – Rune RK, Andreas Moe

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