So far the month of November has been nothing but excitement. Earlier this week, we were given another exciting opportunity to interview Thomas Gold. With the release of Never Alone and SOUQ earlier this year, Thomas talks to us about his cross-genre collaboration with Lush and Simon and their new track Morphine. Mr. Gold will be also be performing in Philadelphia at Coda on November 25th of this month.
Q. How does it feel to be back in the U.S.? Is there a special moment you’ve had from the States that you always think about?
A. I love to travel in the US! So many great places here and the people are amazing. I had a ton of special moments here, but one the most impressive was when I came to NYC for the very first time in my life. I was so excited and everything looked exactly like I only had seen it on TV or in the movies :-) Also playing the main stages at EDC Las Vegas and Ultra Miami were both ‘magical’ moments. Hard to describe what you feel when you are in front of such a big crowd and everybody is having their hands up in the air…goosebumps is the right word i think. But apart from that - I love to explore all the cities and places in the US, there is always something new to discover. And I feel very welcomed here.
Q. Tell us about your new release. How did the collaboration come together for “Morphine” & working with Armind?
A. I have always been a fan of Lush & Simon’s work, and when we met each other for the first time we just talked about music and came up with the idea of making a track together. The rest went quite quick, we had a first idea and started working on it. Then we kept sending the project back and forth (as we were all traveling a lot we couldn’t make it into the studio together for a session, but this is already planned for 2016!) and after a couple of weeks the track was finished. It was fun and I loved to take a bit of a different approach to a track than my recent productions. I think you can hear both our influences on it and all the three of us, we’re super happy with the result!
A. There is actually no special story or idea behind it. It was more a kind of project name which turned into the final track title. Maybe take it like ‘music is your drug’!
Q. You will be back in Philly at Coda November 25th. From your past shows in Philly you have given the crowds what they expected and then some! What can the fans expect this time?
A. Haha, I love Philly! Yes, I had loads of fun when I played there and I can’t wait to be back! I will bring a lot of new personal TG edits and mashups, my own productions and I will drop some unreleased tunes, so make sure you’re ready :)
Q. What is it about Philadelphia that you love playing here so much?
A. It’s amazing how excited and nice the people are. It seems everybody is having a lot of fun and this is what music and going out is all about!
Q. Who, in your opinion, is the most underrated producer you’ve worked with?
A. I think my boys Lush & Simon are super talented and they should be out and playing more often than they do now! Their sound is awesome!
Q. Since it worked so well the first time, will we see you make a remix of Adele’s new song “Hello?”
A. Haha, I don’t think so. Remixing ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ was an honor and I was happy that I got so much great feedback on my version. But I don’t know ifI could do something similar to ‘Hello’ (which I absolutely love). I would maybe try to compare it to the other remix and this wouldn’t be easy. But who knows LOL
Q. Which one is Thomas Gold more willing to do: Run up the steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, taste scrapple, or the Tony Lukes Cheesesteak challenge?
A. I already did, run up the steps - last winter and of course I took one of ‘these’ pictures :-) I also had some Cheesesteak but I never did the Challenge…gotta find out more about that!
Written by Daniel Colon