A Sit Down With DJ Ben Gold

You may know him as Ben Gold, but others know him as Mr. Goldrush. He is one of the most exciting and astoundingly talented DJ/producers in the scene today and since his beginnings he has shown nothing but an incredible understanding of the trance community and has offered up exactly what we trances need and crave.

 

“One melody can change the world, I’m aware of that, and when there’s just one person who can make it with music – it’s an accomplishment.”

When did you know producing and DJing were what you wanted to do? What were some of the challenges that you faced up till now?

I knew when I was 16 that I wanted to be involved with music, trance especially. Doing this job full-time is like any other job; good days, bad days, long days, etc…..it’s the passion for the music, which helps with overcoming this. This industry/scene is highly competitive with amazing talent so you have to keep your eye-on-the-ball all the time and keep pushing forward. 

Why did you choose trance?

You have to make music that is connected with something. When I listen to trance it takes me somewhere, I think I can even forget what has been going on in my life. If I have had a really bad day I can just listen to a record which I really like and – and life’s going to be OK after that.

What’s your inspiration for your productions? Do you feed off your emotions? Is it the places you’ve visited? The people you meet and surround you?

Dancefloor. The dancefloor for me is my inspiration. I have written my most well known productions after playing big shows.

You made your first Garuda vocal track, are you going to start producing more vocal tracks from now on?

There are defiantly going to be more vocal productions from me in 2013. I really enjoyed the writing progress of Fall With Me, and very happy with the end product!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE TRANCE MOMENTS FROM 2017? DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SURPRISES OR PLANS FOR 2018?

I started 2017 with selling out an 8-hour solo show in Montreal, played at Dreamstate, Tomorrowland, Electronic Family and I closed A State Of Trance ADE Special, and I finished the year with releasing Kingdoms! I’ve been hard at work in the studio working on a mini-album project for 2018 which I’m super stoked for. I think you’re gonna love it! 

What would you wish yourself for your future?

Health. That’s my ultimate wish, because without that you can’t do anything. I wish all that is good for my friends and family, I wish to love and to be loved. I actually do what I can to make this wish real – I look after myself, I’m training hard, I do not drink too much alcohol. The beer I have in my hand right now is my second one and I’m done for today – yes, that’s it, because I have to get home, I have to get up tomorrow and begin a new day with my music.

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