Tommy Gold’s got his finger on the pulse. The West Londoner is part of the Bone Soda crew – known for their revered club nights, label, creative studio and an NTS show – and he’s a trusted source of new music worth paying attention to.
Post-lockdown nightlife seems to be treating Tommy Gold well. Scroll through his Instagram and you’ll see him recently DJing b2b with NUKG figurehead Conducta in Paris and warming up for PinkPantheress on her London mini-tour. This year, Bone Soda’s activity, meanwhile, has included a party with Joy Orbison, co-curating a Fabric takeover with Keep Hush, presenting an exhibition with Olaolu Slawn and hosting the late, great Virgil Abloh for a sold-out night at Electric Brixton.
On his Face Mix, Tommy Gold casually floats between genres, dropping tracks by Toronto’s poet-turned-musician Mustafa, Tennessee rapper BBYMUTHA, UK bass experimentalist LCY and some throwback Frank Ocean. Listen to the mix and check out a Q&A below.
What’s the vibe and direction of your Face Mix?
I wanted to make a mix for the AUX cable on the journey home.
2021 was the year that parties came back. What DJ set brought you the most happiness?
The day of Féte de la Musique in Paris was for sure the highlight.
What’s a new(ish) tune that always gets the dancefloor going?
PinkPantheress – I Must Apologise.
If you could bring one closed down venue back from the dead, which would it be?
The Bunker in Deptford.
Any up-and-coming artists you’d like to recommend to The Face’s readers?
Scribz Riley & BU$HI have been on repeat all week. Also, make sure you check out Nayana IZ if you don’t already know…
Sub Luna City – 2 Cats
Tableleg – Hrtbrk
Soccer Mommy – Crawling In My Skin
Charlotte Dos Santos – Watching You
BBYMUTHA – Habits
LCY – Flowers
DJ SIR – Airport Fits
Metronomy – The Look (King Krule remix)
Mustafa – Air Forces
Lovibe – Aint Yours (Kelela flip)
Shordie Shordie – Bitchuary
Lsow – Rumms
Saasac – Boot Man
Yves Tumor – Limerence
Seamus Hamilton – ________Melt_Groove
seenie – fuckthawrld
Tru. – Fungus ft. Scott Kelley x Steve Lacy
Unknown – private school gyal
Jeshi – TWENTY EIGHT
Frank Ocean – Songs for Women
Ommetis – I know i’m really bad at keeping in touch but am working on that