The first instrument he learned to play was the electronic organ, beginning his curiosity in the electronic music industry. When Gold was 15 he purchased his first piece of studio equipment, a Yamaha DX-11 synthesizer, kick-starting his ‘house-music’ career. in 2009, Gold received a nomination for the “Best Progressive House Artist” category, however he eventually went on to win the award for ‘Best Progressive House Track’ for his remix of Delirium ‘Silence’. Gold has a partnership working with Cirque du Soleil, in which he curates the soundtrack to amplify the “immersive sensory experience” the show gives. 2010 brought Toolroom Records to Gold, proposing Gold joins their extremely successful line up of signed artists. Gold would sign as both a recording artist and resident DJ for the well-known ‘Toolroom Knights’ events, put on by the label. His work has built an impressive resume, which includes popular names like David Guetta, Fergie Feat. LMFAO, David Tort, Norman Doray, and many more. The DJ’s breakout remix of Adele’s “Set Fire to Rain” eclipsed 15 million YouTube views. Gold has become a widely admired producer in modern dance music. Revamping hits from today’s pop icons such as Adele, Lady Gaga, One Republic, and many more. These popular remixes have helped pave his way to performing at festivals like: Tomorrowland, Coachella, and Ultra, with an ever-changing live show.
This March, we had the opportunity to experience “the Gold Standard” first-hand through both an elaborate show and a personal interview at The Mid- one of Chicago’s biggest dance music venues. Gold isn’t just a standard but rather a full out experience you must have first hand to truly understand, with all expectations out the window. The music was electrifying with smooth transitions and his classic deep house beats. Each song was smoothly transitioned and dropped with the next perfectly intertwined with the last. We also heard his famous remixes of Adele, Lady Gaga, and Dash Berlin along with some other popular remixes of other hot singles right now. In the interview we discussed his come-to-fame and the popularity of these remixes.
Gold says, “I really broke through in America because of my remix to Adele’s “Set Fire To The Rain” the biggest thing for me at that point that brought me into festivals and to the clubs and stuff. I did a remix for Lady Gaga’s “Judas” and I got a lot of support from guys like Swedish House Mafia, they play a lot of my stuff. That was the real beginning of my career around six years ago.”
Hits we could die for (and nearly did when they were played) included “Colourblind”, “On Fire”, and “Flute.” They were just as dazzling in person as they are on the recorded tracks through our headphones when we’re writing for the blog. Between his known bangers, we couldn’t help but to notice the clips and bits of some unfamiliar tunes and think there is some major unreleased stuff in the works.
“I haven't released an album yet, but I am working on one. It will be released in November, December or January. We are aiming for the end of the year. I am in the process of picking a number of tracks for the album. We have a bunch now, almost 20 tracks that are potential tracks for the album. A bunch of singles are going to come out during the year leading up to the album. I am going to change my style a little bit. I am moving on to the song based album production. The album is not club or dance album, it's more like a song album and I’m really excited about because I love to make songs. I have vocals and real instruments and I love organic sounds and then put them together with electronic sounds and that’s what we’re doing right now. I had a lot of writing session and generally, I was in LA for a few weeks and I’m going back there in April between tour dates. May as well and I’m just working the studio in the next months after the tour. Just to create new stuff and make new music. I have so much good material right now, so I’m excited,” Gold discussed before going out for the set.
If the bits we heard were possibly part of the ‘so much good material,’ we are practically jumping for this upcoming debut album- and you should be too.
Check out some photos from this mind-blowing night below!
photographed by Deanna Williams, written by Rebecca Reece and Madeline Gray- fully copyrighted.