With the anticipation of one of the biggest dance events to hit South African soil, Sensation Innerspace, we managed to get an interview in with one of the biggest DJ names that will be playing at Sensation this weekend. Our own Debby Hunter spoke to Thomas Gold about what we can expect this weekend come party time and more.
What are your expectations for the Sensation event and the crowd attending?
Something very special of course! Sensation always have the phattest production at their events & as for the crowd? I’ve only heard great things so am expecting crazy party people and lots of fun!!
What are you most looking forward to here in Johannesburg?
I’m looking forward to see the city as I’ve never been there before! I do not have much time to stay due to my travels but I hope I can do a bit of sightseeing at least.
What are some of the largest festivals and venues that you have played at recently? Which one was your favourite and why?
I’ve recently played Veld Festival in Canada, Ultra in Miami, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and of course Tomorrowland in Belgium. All of them are amazing, each one has its very own special vibe to it. The energy was crazy at all of them; it’s hard to name THE one!
“Be prepared for the party of your lifetime”
What is your music background? Who are your influences?
I’ve always been in to house music, my influences come from a lot of people and tracks, but some of the most important are the guys like Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello and Axwell. Apart from that I just listen to all kinds of music, I’m very open to any new inspirations. I used to have keyboard lessons when I was little and this still helps a lot in writing tracks!
A very energetic mix of many of my own productions and remixes, also a lot of unreleased stuff, and of course loads of special Thomas Gold versions of some of my favourite tracks.
For those new to the Sensation/Dance scene – can you describe your music?
I’d say it is progressive house with a bit of techy, housey elements, loads of vocals and uplifting beats.
Any advise to the crowd heading to Sensation this year?
Be prepared for the party of your lifetime.
We all have some musical vices, those songs we sing along to when we think no one can hear us, what are some of your sneaky tunes to listen to?
[Laughs] I won’t tell you otherwise they wouldn’t be “mine” anymore.
What is coming up for you, from now until the end of the year? Anything you would like to share? Up coming tours? New Tracks? A New album?
I just have been in the studio with DenizKoyu, we are working on a collaboration track together and I’m working together with my buddy Otto Knows for a production. But at the moment I’m most excited about my own upcoming single, it’s called “Remember” and it will be out on Axtone Records very soon! Also I will start my “#RememberTheLight Tour”, which is all about this release and will take me from a big USA/Canada leg to Europe and the rest of the world. Can’t wait!