Thomas Gold’s renowned Fanfare Radioshow is now in its 50th episode. For the last 49 installments, Thomas has curated the best of the best in big room electro and progressive – showcasing both his ear for the energetic and his unique talent for mash-ups and mix-ins. On its 50th anniversary Thomas puts together a 2-hour exclusive mix that overflows with high octane electro and anthemic Beatport chart toppers. To commemorate this milestone, on Wednesday, June 5th from 12PM – 12:50 PM EST, Thomas will be giving fans a wide variety of once-in-a-lifetime prizes via Twitter. To enter, fans should stay glued to Thomas’s Twitter profile for rapid-fire trivia questions hashtagged #Fanfare50.
Don’t forget to tune in; Fanfare 50 will air as a special two-hour marathon edition on Sirius XM.
Following up an incredible EDC NY performance Thomas Gold unleashes the 48th episode of his Fanfare radioshow, serving up cuts from some of big room’s most promising upstarts. The Bingo Player’s latest “Buzzcut” makes an appearance (sans Melanie Iglesias) alongside Dyro’s “Leprechauns & Unicorns” and Inpetto’s remix of “Open Your Heart” by up-and-comer Jimmy Carris. Stand out tracks include Kim Fai’s remix of Madonna’s “Poppa Don’t Preach” and Firebeatz “Wonderful” who have been taking their big room electro sound to new heights in 2013. Piecing together 18 tracks in an hour flat, Thomas delivers the jolt of adrenaline you need to make it through your Wednesday morning.
From nightclubs to day parties, to Ultra Music Festival’s megastructure and his own private Fanfare bus party, Thomas Gold’s Miami Music Week experience touched on every aspect of the unbelievable event. Even with a jam-packed performance schedule, the man best known for his effortless blends, mash-ups and stage persona played every set like it was his last. If the glow of Miami has started to fade, leaving only a faint hum in the back of your mind then let Thomas recap his experience for you and spark some nostalgia for the sunshine and synthesizers of dance music’s greatest week.
There’s just something about OneRepublic. The Colorado rock outfit seems to have secured their spot in the hearts of electronic music fans, with Sander Van Doorn, Dash Berlin, and Alesso all giving the group the remix treatment. Thomas Gold is the latest to join in, spinning the group’s “Feel Again” into a club mix brimming with festival energy. Keeping just the vocal stems and constructing a bass-heavy progressive house tune around it, Gold struck remix gold with an ideal ratio of build to singalong. The track was released a free download, so go and get your copy here.
The lush green grass of The Empire Polo Club grounds swelled with half-naked twenty-somethings, bustling and buzzing like tributaries of people cutting through the crowd, flowing forth to the each of Coachella‘s six stages. The massive tents provided little relief from the desert’s sweltering heat, but underneath the Yuma tent, where Luciano would close that evening, was an air-conditioned safe haven. For those daring enough to brave the heat, the Sahara tent presented a spread of talent, including Boys Noize and Skrillex as the tandem Dog Blood. Our first day spent in Indio was defined by the Sahara and Yuma tents – and they will likely define the rest of our stay here.
“People come here from all over the world to have fun throughout the year. So whenever I go there to play, the crowd is different which always makes it a new challenge. Also the venues in Vegas invest heavily into designing the clubs and creating a unique vibe, which is amazing. And last but not least – it’s Vegas! It’s just a special place and I’m having fun every time I go.” – Thomas Gold
Thomas Gold is now the latest all-star to land a residency at the Cirque Du Soleil powered Las Vegas nightclub, Light. Zedd will open doors at Mandalay Bay on April 24th before Axwell and Nicky Romero break in the decks for opening weekend on the 26th and 27th. Joining the ranks of Axwell, Zedd, Romero, along with Sebastian Ingrosso, Skrillex, and others, Thomas will extended his Fanfare energy to Sin City, where he kicks off his run at Light on May 3rd.
During Miami Music Week, Dancing Astronaut favorite Thomas Gold took to the streets of Miami on his custom Fanfare party bus. Selecting 40 of his closest fans via social media, Thomas and company cruised around South Beach in style aboard a portable club designed specifically for the man himself. With a full dance floor, DJ booth, massive sound system, lighting and fog machine, the Fanfare bus delivered an intimate but over-the-top change of pace for those lucky enough to attend.
Battle of the Beats is a new feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on who’s rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Thomas Gold‘s Fanfare Bus is coming to Miami on his road to Ultra and on March 20th, Thomas and special guest DJs will be putting on a show for a handful of his biggest fans. For two hours, Thomas plans to spin an intimate set on his Fanfare bus for approximately 40 people. Pregame for your pregame with the Fanfare crew, this intimate experience is as rare as it is exclusive, but luckily we have two spots on the bus to giveaway.
For any true Thomas fan we assure you, you may have seen Mr. Gold before – but never like this.