11.11 (fri) [Novel 2nd Anniversary Special Guest : THOMAS GOLD]

THOMAS GOLD

B=BALL

MASAMUNE

S.U

Maurice

TAKUMI

MC MACKY

2016.11.11 (Friday)

music: ALLMIX

Special Guest :
THOMAS GOLD

DJ :
B=BALL
MASAMUNE
S.U
Maurice
TAKUMI

MC :
MACKY

PARFORMER:
へべれけ
Trastic.F
Valkyries

Open:
21:00~5:00

Price:
21:00~22:00
MEN 2,500yen 1drink
WOMEN 700/1d

22:00~
MEN 3,000yen 1drink
WOMEN 1500/1d

 

AXWELL主宰レーベル『Axtone』の看板アーティストであり、中でも『Believe』は毎週ピカデリーでもかかる超絶HITチューン。誰もがうなずくスーパースター’THOMAS GOLD‘がNovel2周年に登場!!

Unheard of YouTube views, peppering Beatport’s Top 10, building a rep as a remixer to the stars and delivering stamina-soaked sets from the White Island to Governor’s Island…Thomas Gold has fast become clubbing’s G-force of nature. Since storming onto the scene and riding the crest of dance music’s re-taking over of the planet, the prolifically pedigreed German has emerged as a top shelf seizer of arenas, talked about the world over.

 

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 experience 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.

 

Of course Gold’s own tools are the ignition for these packed houses and stadium tailbacks. Feeding off a Nicky Romero assist, the second coming of ‘Never Alone’ sung a super-charged dance rainbow for 2015, with ‘Take Me Home’ displaying similarly intense colour and ‘Believe’ (released on Hardwell’s Revealed Records and premiered at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival) completing a seismic 12 months of hand-raising rushes boasting top 10 chart finishes. Gold’s generosity of melodic euphoria, earning him an initial support alongside Swedish House Mafia and setting in motion the ‘Remember the Light’ tour off the back of the Kaelyn Behr-featuring ‘Remember’, has merely been keeping up the good work after ‘Colourblind’ had lit blue Beatport touch paper.

 

After setting standards with releases on Armada, Toolroom, Spinnin’, and Steve Angello’s Size, Gold’s consistent hitting of dancefloor jackpots had Miami anthem ‘Sing2Me’, released on Axwell’s Axtone imprint, trilling its way to Beatport’s number one spot and becoming a cornerstone of Gold’s Essential Mix. Turning Adele’s ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ into a YouTube record breaker (like his number of Facebook followers, Gold has set counters to crazy), it stood as the jewel in a remix crown of popstars and peers, from Lady Gaga and One Republic, to David Guetta, Sander van Doorn, and this year’s remix of Dash Berlin’s ‘World Fall Apart’. Thomas Gold = dance music’s Mr Indestructible.

Unheard of YouTube views, peppering Beatport’s Top 10, building a rep as a remixer to the stars and delivering stamina-soaked sets from the White Island to Governor’s Island…Thomas Gold has fast become clubbing’s G-force of nature. Since storming onto the scene and riding the crest of dance music’s re-taking over of the planet, the prolifically pedigreed German has emerged as a top shelf seizer of arenas, talked about the world over.

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.

After setting standards with releases on Armada, Toolroom, Spinnin’, and Steve Angello’s Size, Gold’s consistent hitting of dancefloor jackpots had Miami anthem ‘Sing2Me’, released on Axwell’s Axtone imprint, trilling its way to Beatport’s number one spot and becoming a cornerstone of Gold’s Essential Mix. Turning Adele’s ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ into a YouTube record breaker (like his number of Facebook followers, Gold has set counters to crazy), it stood as the jewel in a remix crown of popstars and peers.

クラブシーンにおける「DJ」というカルチャーが誕生以降、長い年月を経てどれだけ拡散し、今やその定義すら曖昧になろうとも、その本質的な構図だけは決して変わらない。つまり、この文化とは99%以上の現状に甘んじるDJ=Followerたちと、1%未満の明確なヴィジョンを持った、シーンの未来を切り開くDJたち=新たなLeader、二つの人種のみによって構成されている。そして、DJ B=BALLとは紛れもなく後者。DJを通じて大阪から日本、そして世界へと、多くの人の心を揺るがすことのできる希有な存在だ。2000年代初頭より大阪を拠点に、なんら特別に恵まれた人脈も持たない「いちHIPHOP DJ」として始まった彼のキャリアに近道はなく、名もなきOpen Up DJから10数年、DJcityJAPANのサポートによる全国ツアー「GIVE ME WINGS JAPAN TOUR」(2015年)を敢行するまでに至った現在まで、その過程は決して平坦ではなかったが、常に世界のクラブシーンの新たな刺激、潮流に着目し、日本人DJとしてのアイデンティティに拘り、己のセンスのみを拠り所に様々なジャンルを縦断、吸収。時にバトルDJにも匹敵するほどの技術を磨き、プロデューサー「DBB」名義での制作活動もこなすなど、気の遠くなるようなトライ&エラーを繰り返しながら、一歩ずつ着実に進んできた彼の道のりは、変化を恐れなかった表現者だけが手にすることのできる、気高いクリエイティヴィティに充ちている。2013、2014年と、二度の挫折を味わいながらも再起し、三度目にして掴んだ世界最大規模のDJコンペティション日本予選、”Red Bull Thre3Style 2015 Japan Final”での栄冠。病的なまでの音楽への探究心を原動力として、常に昨日よりも進化したDJingを模索し続けるDJ B=BALL。2015年現在、最も新しい日本王者、その称号は、伊達ではない。

(Text / Takeshi Urata)