Berlin's presiding electronic artist Thomas Gold is back in the States, having just completed final production on a highly anticipated piece of music.
In April, MTV News first broke the news that Gold and Swedish House Mafia icon Axwell were exchanging ideas on a house music banger, which at the time was titled "Sing to Me." The Swedes debuted the song during their takeover of Pete Tong's BBC Essential Mix radio show last month. Fresh off his flight from Germany, Gold stopped by MTV's offices Thursday to announce that he'd completed his new single, and its new title is "Sing2me."
Considering his provenance alone, Thomas Gold is a powerhouse producer whose star is on the rise. His own singles, "Agora" and "Marsch, Marsch," were put out by Steve Angello's Size Records and Toolroom Records. Those two songs, and his recent collabo with Dirty South, "Alive," have become house hits. His remix game this year alone has been nothing short of stellar, with official remixes for [artist id="3061469"]Lady
Gaga[/artist]'s "Judas" and
"Set Fire to the Rain."
"I remember when I got the request for the Adele track," Gold recalled."I was like, 'Oh my god. Oh my god,' because I love the original, and should I really dare to do a remix of that? But I talked to my guys and said, 'Hey I would love to do that.' And at the end I got so much positive feedback. The 'Judas' mix as well. They are both highlights of my set, and I play them all the time."
For months now, EDM fans have been anxiously awaiting the release of "Sing2me," a project that saw Gold exchanging ideas with Axwell (the two had success earlier this year with their remix of Hard Rock Sofa & St. Brothers' "Blow Up") this spring and summer. After exclusively sharing the final version of the song with MTV News, he explained that though it's been a long journey, he's happy with how far the song has come.
"I just got the final mastering done a couple of days ago, and it's finally finished!" Gold gushed. "It was my song and I sent the idea to [Axwell] months ago. So I've been really working a long time. Because I had a certain idea of how the track had to be at the end. The vibe I wanted to create. How it should sound in the club. I tried many things [to get] it to where it is. I'm really happy now.
"Axwell has been so supportive," he continued. "He really loved the track when I sent the rough demo to him. We exchanged files back and forth so he could do his little tweaks. He's a very musical producer, and this is very interesting to me because his tracks are always banging and have so much energy, but they're still very musical. So I learned a lot from him."
"Sing2me," does not have a confirmed drop date, but it will be released on Axwell's Axtone imprint. If you're in the New York area, you can catch Thomas Gold performing at Pacha NYC Friday (October 7) night.
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