As a spinner with the most well-thumbed of passports, Gold’s upgrading from studio to stage stimulator, including the use of live drum lines and brass sections, has dominated the essentials of must-attend dance parties: the Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, Mysteryland and Tomorrowland, an experienced Gold has simply summed up with the word “goosebumps!”. Pitting perpetual energy with a catalogue of custom edits, Gold treats Ibiza and New York as year-round timeshares. His dominance of Pacha, Ushuaia, Privilege and Amnesia has scaled over into the orchestration of Big Apple roadblocks at the Roseland Ballroom (“the combination of vintage historical elements with modern dance music and a crazy NYC crowd”), and numerous takeovers of Governor’s Island.
From coast to coast and continent to continent, Berlin-based Gold has earned the keys to Las Vegas dancefloors and stadia – still packing ‘em in after four years and counting –and is something of a legend as headliner at Miami heat-seekers Liv and Story. 2015 saw an epic nine-day, 14,000km wowing of locals through Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Tokyo and Singapore; and locking arenas into eight hour sessions at Space shows his ability to sustain pressure for when day becomes night and back again.
Dec 31st: RENDEZVOUS New Year