Based: Cape Town
Mathew Gold’s smooth and dreamy vocal has been riding high on the South African airwaves over the past 4 years through a number of powerful hit collaborations. Starting off with SAMA record of the year nominated “Taking It Easy” with Goodluck in 2011 to the most recent smash hit “When We Were Young” with Breadklaw, Mathew Gold is no stranger to the limelight. Mathew’s other numerous hit collaborations include “No Ordinary Guy” with AKA and “Where Are You Going” with eclectic electro outfit, The Kiffness.
Blessed with an innate talent for entertaining, Gold couldn’t refute the pull he felt towards music as a young boy, especially having grown up in a musical family. After completing school, Mathew enrolled in the Waterfront Theatre School, where his talents for music and theatre become evident. What followed was a top 12 place in season five of South African Idols, a TV presenter role for SABC hit TV magazine show, Hectic Nine-9, and the lead role in a major commercial.
Releasing his debut album, The Rush, in 2013 Mathew featured the who’s who of producers in South Africa including Crazy White Boy, Justin Denobrega (Die Antword), AKA, Mr Sakitumi, Pascal and Pierce, David Jones and GoodLuck. “The album has less of a ‘sound’ direction and more of a ‘feel’, capturing more of the emotion in the story than in the selection of sound – we wanted to create music that spans multiple genres and because of that, also appeals to diverse audiences.”
Developing on his experiences from his first album, Mathew is currently working on material for his new album, set for release in early 2016. Artfully combining his flawless soulful voice with some of the best producers’ work in the country, Mathew is on the fast track to claiming his stake as a household name in South Africa.