Happy Birthday America! No matter how you’re celebrating Independence Day, you’re going to need some serious beats; and thats where we come in. Before you head out to the big celebrations, listen to some new mixes or tracks you may have been sleeping on. On our nations July fourth, we are dishing out four tracks and four mixes, a festive collection of music for your favorite summer holiday. Enjoy new offerings from Sidney Samson and Umek along with mixes from Thomas Gold and Sander van Doorn. Party like an astronaut all day long and find the tunes below the jump.
Mr. Marsch Marsch himself brought out some surprises at EDC Las Vegas — and we’re not talking about the wind. With a full drum line in tow, Thomas took to one of the many stages erected in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his usual rage-friendly antics. This exclusive behind the scenes video shows off the transfer to the massive venue and what it took to get the drummers there. We have to admit that we’re fond of the addition, and hope that other DJs start to employ live instrumental elements in their sets. That’s one innovative way to change things up.Posted by
Thomas Gold livesets are among the best out there, so you can imagine our excitement when we learned that he would be playing a special one on Ustream today. The festivities are set to take place on Beatport’s Ustream channel, at Noon EST, 9AM PST, and 5PM GMT, and after his epic sets at both EDC New York and Las Vegas, we’re excited to get another listen to some of the huge tracks.
The stream comes just a few weeks after the release of his new compilation album, Axtone Presents Thomas Gold, which has been well-received by listeners and DA editors alike. There is a video from the Ministry of Sound launch party below — so feel free to watch it on repeat until the stream goes live in about an hour.
Update: We’ve embedded the full video of the session below where the livestream was.
Thomas Gold took the guest spot on Pete Tong’s 15 Minutes of Fame this past Friday to discuss his Axtone compilation, Ibiza, remixing, and of course, to play some music. In the mix, Gold dropped his own “The Beginning,” his remix of “The Wave,” and his ‘goldleg’ of “Million Voices” with “Fix You” and “Apologize.” The first two selections are nothing new, but when the bootleg master mixes up Otto Knows with Coldplay and One Republic, you should be tuned in. Listen to the 18-minute clip to hear Thomas talk music with Pete Tong and hear why he earned the term ‘goldleg.’Posted by
As the countdown to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas crosses the 2-week mark, fans are rounding up their groups of friends in preparation for what could be the single biggest party of the year. Last year’s event was an enormous success on many levels, and this year’s edition is poised to reach even greater heights.
While the festival itself runs 3 nights from Friday June 8th to Sunday June 10th, a dizzying selection of EDM artists will be playing daytime and nighttime parties all over Las Vegas during the Insomniac-sponsored “EDC Week”. So if you and your friends need some help in staying organized and making sure you don’t miss out, click past the break for a full calendar of EDC Week events and planning resources: (more…)Posted by
We can’t be too sure of Thomas Gold’s allegiance these days: one afternoon he’s storming EDC NY with Size Matters, the next he’s releasing a double-disc compilation on Axtone. Either way, for reasons including but not limited to god-given talent, the German bootleg master is widely embraced by the almighty Swedes, and more importantly, their massive following.
Axtone Presents Thomas Gold embodies what the man is all about – masterful bootlegs, euphoric progression, and enduring set lists that present themselves as musical journeys. The 33-track compilation mixed by Gold himself truly showcases his talent, featuring three brand new original productions, reworks of classics, and to no surprise – fresh bootlegs. Read below for our breakdown of the double-disc release.
Thomas Gold’s livesets are widely considered among the DA team to be some of the best in the business, so you can imagine how excited we were to see him return to the festival environment at the inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival New York. Just like last Summer when he came to New York’s Governors Island, Thomas posted up with the Size Matters crew — including Steve Angello, AN21, and Max Vangeli — to bring his masterful DJing prowess to the imprint’s very own stage, which was actually set up inside MetLife Stadium. Keep reading for a recap of how things went down on the field.
EDC New York unfortunately ends on the earlier side at MetLife Stadium around 11PM, but thankfully the party will continue throughout the night — and probably well into the morning — at Pacha NYC, 4Sixty6, Bliss in New Jersey, and Cielo afterwards. There are three days of EDC, but Pacha has enlisted various different clubs to host afterparties each and every night.
On Friday, Fedde Le Grand will take over Pacha and Cosmic Gate will be at Bliss in NJ. On Saturday — well, that’s TBA. But leave it to the Jacked crew to close out the weekend, with R3hab at 4Sixty6 in Jersey, and Afrojack returning to Pacha NYC yet again. Tickets are on sale now, so head to Pacha NYC’s website for all the details!Posted by
Thomas Gold takes us down memory lane with his official recap of Miami Music Week. Things got underway to a packed crowd at Miami’s newest hotspot, Amnesia, and continued at Swedish House Mafia’s Masquerade Motel party the following day. The video also features stops at Mansion 360 (check our recap here) and his own party at Mynt Lounge. It’s remarkable to see how far he’s come in a year’s time. Make sure to watch to the end where we get a preview of “The Beginning,” one of the tracks set for release on Gold’s Axtone compilation.
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Miike Snow’s “Devil’s Work” earned a top spot on DA‘s ‘Top 10 Tracks of April‘ with a remix from Dirty South, and the Swedish pop band may find themselves in a similar position this month as Thomas Gold has received remix duties for their next single, “The Wave.” Miike Snow’s indie vocal once again lends itself to progressive house as the union with Thomas Gold sounds like a match made in heaven. Leaving little trace of the original, Gold’s uplifting and melodic progression takes the lead, producing an instant favorite that translates to all live audiences. Thomas Gold’s remix of “The Wave” is now available on Beatport via Axtone ahead of his compilation to be released May 28th.
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