Weekend Weapons

Thomas Gold

By Beatport News Editors

The Munich-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer Thomas Gold has been crafting bombastic, hyper-detailed slices of club-ready progressive and electro house since 2006, but you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t heard the man’s name before he unleashed the absolute monster track, “Sing2Me” (a tune that had no problem ascending to the top spot on Beatport’s downloads chart) last month. Now, with an increasingly sought-after DJ set, and an impressive discography of originals and of big-time remixes (like this one for Sander Van Doorn and this one for Moguai), Gold is set to continue having a great 2012, especially considering the recent release of his debut compilation/mix Axtone Presents Thomas Gold.

Luckily, before the Berliner is whisked off on his insane list of summer dates, we managed to convince Gold to share his choices for Weekend Weapons. Aspiring progressive and electro house DJs are encouraged to get out their pen and paper (metaphorically speaking) because you’re going to want to take some notes on this one, trust us.

Thomas Gold – In The Beginning [Axtone]

I did this track as an exclusive for the Axtone compilation and I’m opening many of my live sets with it. I think it’s the perfect track to start out a set and get people in the right mood for the night.

Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix) [Axtone]

It was an honor to remix this one as Miike Snow always have outstanding songs. It’s all about the fat and punchy drums and big chord progressions. This one is actually good to play at any time of the night!

fRew – Wicked Woman feat. John Dubbs & Honorebel (Tommy Trash Remix) [Onelove]

I love the fat bass on this track! Actually, it’s the key element in this remix—signature banging Tommy Trash stuff! Works perfect for the later parts of the set when things gets groovy.

Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Thomas Gold 2012 Rework) [Axtone]

I’m a huge, huge fan of the original version of this track, and my 2012 version still keeps the piano and the lovely vocal, but I gave it the Thomas Gold treatment with a heavy and punchy bassline. I like to drop this in the first part of my set—everybody will recognize the track but it’s nice to see people being surprised by the new mix.

Sultan, Ned Shepard – Walls (feat. Quilla) [Musical Freedom]

Very beautiful and melodic track, one of the best these guys have done. Love the uplifting vibe! This is one of those “everybody, hands up!” tracks that’s perfect for the summer!

Hard Rock Sofa, Swanky Tunes – The Edge [Wall Recordings]

These guys do tons of great tracks, but this one is kind of special to me. It has a very distinctive rhythmic structure—super-groovy with a massive synth on top, and a breakdown section with a really nice guitar sound. This is one of my key tracks at the moment and it always gets great reactions!

Thomas Gold – Sing2Me [Axtone]

Sing2Me” was my first original release on Axtone and I’m super-proud of that! It reflects the kind of stuff I love: beautiful melodies combined with uplifting chords, which lead into a fat, banging drum part. And I’m still overwhelmed by all the love I get from the people for it!

Congorock – Agarta [Ultra]

I like the typical Congorock style with a strong bassline and his signature drum sound. Works fine when I want to go a bit dirtier in my sets!