Germany’s renowned Progressive master Thomas Gold evidently had no intention of letting 2012 pan out quietly. Having made formidable bed partners of Axwell’s definitive Axtone imprint with ‘Sing2Me’, the unraveling summer season beckons his debut compilation for the aforementioned label.
With his own rework of Digitalism’s ‘Zdarlight’ and a fresh stadium-esque take of his Size Records breakthrough ‘AGORa’ leading the way for his exclusive contributions, Gold’s debut compilation ticks all the right boxes as far as club savvy cuts are concerned. From straight blasts of Progressive stylings right through to the more Balearic hallmarks of his recent material, the German heavyweight dons a wide array of styles throughout the compilation. While original tracks ‘The Beginning’, ‘Fanfare’ and ‘Circles’ offer a crucial insight into his highly-developed studio dexterity, the varied selection of Axtone originals are further complimented by a series of Gold’s signature gems and personal edits from the EDM archives. And with a European tour set to promote this hotly tipped industry debut, there is little indication that Gold is headed anywhere but upwards given his lucid alliance with Axwell’s House orientated armada.
Thomas Gold talks us through the concept behind the compilation
Words by Dan Carter