Thomas Gold: "Space Is an Institution for the Real Clubbers, for the House Music Lovers"
They say James Brown was the "hardest working man in show business," but German house producer Thomas Gold can probably relate.
He's been on the road pretty much constantly throughout 2013. Whenever he's not rocking parties from here to the Grecian islands, Asia, or Tomorrowland, he's snuggled up with his gear in the studio, banging out beats to feed the freaks. And he's already planning big U.S. and Asian tours for next year, because sleep is for the dead.
Crossfade: What's up? You're in Berlin in the studio, what are you working on?
Thomas Gold: I have a couple of ideas and vocal tracks I'm working on right now. I try to use as much time as I can in between the gigs and the traveling before I go back on tour again.
Do you prefer one thing over the other at all, touring or performing as opposed to being in the studio?
I like both. For me, it's important to have a balance of both. If you travel, you see a lot of places and meet a lot of people. It's always fun to play in a club and be out there, be a part of the nightlife, actually play out the tracks and see the people reacting to it. But on the other hand, I need my time for myself to focus on the music, to be just by myself in the studio with my stuff. I love to get lost in my things.
Last time we spoke, you talked about how much you love LIV. What's your favorite thing about playing Space?
I like the all-over vibe. It's not that much of a VIP club, it's more of a real clubbers club, and they have these long after-hours. They have the Terrace, which I will be playing on. I just love the room and how it's set up, the crazy crowd. You can go there until the sun comes up, and it's a very open-minded crowd. I think Space is an institution for the real clubbers, for the house music lovers.
You know whoever is coming out to a party at Space in the wee hours of the morning is there because they really want to be.
Yeah, there's nothing better than just seeing the sun come up and dancing in the sunlight. You can't have that everywhere.
On Twitter, you said you're preparing for a special extended set. You going to be droppin' some new songs?
I have a couple of unreleased tracks which I'm sure I'm going to be playing there, but I'm not sure yet what exactly I'm going to do, because I'm still working on my stuff. I'm in the studio right now, another idea might pop up, I have a couple of rough things in mind. Maybe I'll work one of them out, because Space is a good place to test out things and see the reaction of the crowds, to play maybe unusual stuff. There will surely be something new and fresh from my set.