After an unforgettable performance at a sold out Roseland Ballroom last month, Thomas Gold makes his return to the USA with seven special Miami Music Week events planned in just 9 days. Thomas Gold has made a name for himself as one of the premiere beloved artists on the global dance music scene today. He tours cities big and small, and laces his DJ sets with incredible material, including brand new unreleased tracks and bootlegs.
Friday, March 15, it all kicks off at Space with “Thomas Gold Presents Fanfare” featuring special guestsFeenixpawl & Otto Knows. The following night, Saturday, March 16, it’s Thomas Gold and Friends at Wall before he makes his weekend one appearance at Ultra on Sunday, March 17 with a performance on the “Megastructure” stage.
On Wednesday, March 20, Thomas Gold will roll out the ‘FanFare Bus’. This will be a fan only party inside the bus made to look like a legit club on wheels. Fans will have the opportunity to win a spot on the bus through mini competitions that will be run on Gold’s social networks.
Thursday, March 21, Thomas links up with the Size Records crew for a spot on the Size Matters pool party at the Fontainebleau, while on Friday, March 23, Thomas Gold throws his second “Thomas Gold & Friends” party; this time at Mynt and with special guests CLMD, Arno Cost and Norman Doray. Thomas Gold closes the party with a main stage performance at Ultra on Saturday, March 24.
Make sure you turn into Thomas Gold’s ‘Fanfare Show’ every Tuesday on iTunes, as he always delivers the newest productions and bootlegs for his fans.
Thomas Gold loves New York. Saturday night proved that point once again. The show gained hyped up for weeks by Gold, Blogs and the like with constant tweets and Facebook updates about how vast a night it was going to be. Leading up to the night Gold held a press event at the Empire State building where photographers and writers flocked to get a firsthand account about the show and his current career (and braved the frigid temperature). The event was sold out for a couple of weeks, with more than 2,000 tickets bought. If anyone remembers last time Gold was in New York for Electric Zoo and Governors Island, you know how hard he brings it and how much love he has for our city. Bringing his Fanfare tour to New York for the last leg on his North American tour, along with Gold’s one of a kind production craft, things were about to get a little crazy at Roseland Ballroom. Coming off the release of his hit track ‘Miao‘ and tweets about having some new tracks to play for the crowd, we were excited to see what kind of set Gold had in store for the city that never sleeps. He announced opening acts a week earlier including Feenixpawl, Carl Louis and Martin Danielle, and Nari & Milani. Each DJ had an hour to two-hour sets, leading up to Gold finishing out the night playing well into the morning hours to a crowd who wasn’t ready to ever leave. The crowd varied from young to older, packed in Roseland to share their love of EDM and dance the night away with Thomas Gold.
Thomas Gold has certainly had an incredible 2012 – from his collaboration with Dirty South on ‘Eyes Wide Open’, his live spot on Swedish House Mafia’s Masquerade Motel, to the launch of his Fanfare Radio Show, it’s no surprise that the German electro maven rounded out the year with a break into the DJ Mag Top 100 and debut BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (stream it below). And to ensure that he keeps the ball rolling in 2013, Gold has also announced a return to North America in January 2013 for an entire month of dates on his globetrotting ‘Fanfare World Tour’.
To cap off this special engagement, Gold will take the stage at New York’s famed Roseland Ballroom on January 26, an event that is promising to be full of surprises. Anyone who attended his epic Summer 2012 event at Governors Island can attest to the special relationship that Gold has with NYC – this is certainly not a show to miss! Tickets on sale TODAY, December 7 at noon EST through Ticketmaster, so be sure to grab them while they last!
Also, keep your eyes out for Gold’s newest track ‘MIAO’, set to be released on Calvin Harris’ Fly Eye Records on December 25th exclusively through Beatport. And don’t forget to tune in to Thomas Gold’s FANFARE radio show every Thursday & Saturday on Sirius XM, which is also available for download on iTunes. Complete tour dates after the jump!
To complete the Thomas Gold NYC double-header, the faithful waited patiently (or not so patiently) to board the Governors Island bound ferry in the glaring sun this past Sunday. In what has become a ritual exodus on summery weekend days, neon-clad and shouting fans descend upon lower Manhattan for their chance to see one of the many acts booked to entertain them at the beach front venue, to the obvious confusion of the many tourists milling about the downtown transportation hub. ‘Concert?’ they mime in feeble English. ‘Yes’ is the response, but not the sort of concert your 80 year old Italian mother would enjoy.
Sunday’s event was certainly one of the more highly anticipated installments of the summer series. Thomas Gold is making a huge name for himself in the dance music world and after his stunning performance on the Size Matters stage at EDC NYC, it wasn’t shocking that this event quickly became a sold out one. With the announcement that Gold would be joined by a drum line, the cat was officially out of the bag that the show would be a special one.
Thanks to PachaNYC and RPM, Thomas Gold made his mighty return to the Big Apple this weekend with not one, but two huge shows. Saturday night Gold took the reigns at the familiar Pacha decks, which marked his third time at the venue since last August. After having the pleasure of seeing Gold earlier in March at a small venue in Connecticut, the night brought great anticipation to see what fanfare he would bring to the big city.
Earlier in the week, Gold promised â€˜something specialâ€™ for the weekend in an interview with MTV, and his fans were certainly ready. When arriving at Pacha 45 minutes before Gold’s scheduled 1:30 AM set, the dance floor was one giant mass of bodies, literally pulsing with excitement. The crowd was anxiously awaiting Goldâ€™s arrival, and when he finally appeared at 2 AM, the club felt like a volcano on the verge of eruption. Here is our take of the golden evening…
Canadian duo Project 46 made their way south (way south – below Canal Street!) to make their NYC debut headlining at sound system haven Santos Party House, for Saturday’s weekly Electric Beach party. It was a house music heavy evening in NYC (Madeon and Eric Prydz were showing their wares as well) but Project 46 played to a steadily packed house at the downtown club.
The Electric Beach party, which hosted its inaugural party only last fall, has since emerged as one of the premier venues to see up and coming DJs in the city. The party is consistently pulling names you love but haven’t yet been corrupted by shows frequented by the neon clad hoards. Project 46 certainly falls into this category, having reached #1 on the overall Beatport chart with their track ‘Reasons‘ in April.
Their set was chock full of their original tracks and remixes, including many that are yet to be released. With so many DJs pandering to the crowds, one can often become fatigued going to shows and hearing the same tracks, almost on repeat. Project 46 made sure to keep the crowd jumping with cutting edge music. Their track ‘You & I’ with Dubvision featuring vocals from Donna Lewis won’t see the light of Beatport’s day until September.
Another mystery begins to set in NYC by the looks of this website but, lets be honest – there are three guys that love playing with their fans via the use of numerical codes…that’s right, Swedish House Mafia. Now don’t get your panties in a bunch, the Instagram account for the announcement (@September22NYC) revealed yesterday that Steve Angello’s Size Matters will be coming to NYC September 22. Following the successful stage the label ran at EDC NYC, this event looks to be a big one. Given that the summer season is already passed by the end of September, chances are the show will be held at Pacha proper.
It is safe to say that Steve is planning a huge show to make a splash with his Size Matters stable, so go ahead and mark it down on your calendar!
Also, don’t forget to check out the website and follow on Instagram to make your own educated guesses!
We often interview DJ/producers and pose to them the question of how playing a set in New York compares with other locations around the world. A sentiment shared amongst many dance music fans across the globe is often how similar or different the experience of seeing an electronic act can be in a location that they don’t call ‘home.’ In particular, outside of our own country. This past Saturday, I was able to experience that first hand at Air nightclub in Amsterdam.
From the get go it was of the utmost importance for me to get a comparative in these particular aspects of the evening: venueÂ aesthetic, sound quality, crowd type, and variance in set. Taking it all in with a somewhat clear mind was probably the most difficult given the excess of what Amsterdam presents to its visitors.After attending shows in both Prague and Berlin over the past week with no name local acts, it was time to tackle a big name club with a big name DJ at the helm.
These ain’t your mama’s bootlegs. Henrix has taken a precise surgical knife to a slew of both classic and recent tracks to create a phenomenol 7 track pack, featuring hi gem a remix of The Temper Trap’s indie hit ‘Sweet Disposition.’ Brazilian by birth, Henrix takes his listeners around the world with the artists that he selected for this musical treat.
Henrix’s deft splicing of the tracks makes for compelling mash-ups that are unexpected, including his composition of Deniz Koyu – Bong and Hard Rock Sofa – Just Can’t Stay Away. Another favorite is the inaugural bootleg of Third Party – Thank You and Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes. Melding old with new makes for gold in this case.
Henrix’s bootleg pack is a must have set of tracks to bring you through July. Also look for a new Henrix track set for release in the near future on Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records.
Thomas Gold has long been a well respected DJ and producer in the EDM scene. He was pretty consistent and pretty under the radar for a couple of years now, but 2012 seems like the year he hits the mainstream, having released Sing2Me, which went number 1 on Beatport. He starred brightly in Ultra and recently in EDC, and now he has come out with his debut compilation on Axtone Records, the prominent and ever successful label by Axwell. The release spans 33 tracks on 2 CDs, and features a whole gamut of releases on the Axtone imprint, of course all with some very nice touches by Mr. Gold.
Some highlights include his reworking of Digitalism’s Zdarlight, Dirty South’s Eyes Wide Open, and his new original mix Fanfare. Check out the minimix and tracklisting after the jump!