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.
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.
Thomas Gold is preparing to release his debut compilation on Axtone before the end of May, and he’s released a video teaser talking a little bit about how the compilation came together and what’s in store for fans. Thomas calls the album “punchy, energetic, and uplifting,” and talks about some of his new tracks, including “Fanfare” and “The Beginning” — not to mention all the special edits that he’s been playing in livesets for the past few months. The video includes footage from tons of past TG gigs, including this year’s Masquerade Motel Miami and last year’s massive Size Matters takeover on Governors Island. Axtone Presents Thomas Gold is set for release on May 28th.
Some of the best producers in electronic music are coming forward to remix Miike Snow’s Swedish-pop hits, and now Thomas Gold is following suit. Much like Dirty South’s remix of “Devil’s Work,” Thomas Gold’s spin on “The Wave” brings a previously absent progressive nature to a track with fitting vocals. Comparably, Gold’s remix features his more uplifting and melodic progression as his influence is apparent. The Pete Tong-premiered banger will be coming soon on Axtone.
Update: Thomas Gold has announced a May 14th release date on Twitter.
Update 2: There is a new, interesting teaser video for the track. Check it out below.
I first heard the name Thomas Gold in 2010, when Swedish House Mafia dropped “AGORa” in their Essential Mix recorded live at Creamfields. The SHM Creamfields 2010 set is mandatory listening for any self-respecting dance music fan — it went on to win Essential Mix of the year. It also propelled Thomas Gold firmly into the spotlight. You’ll always remember where you were when you heard “AGORa” for the first time. It’s just that arresting.
In 2011, Thomas has showed us why he has the potential to one day outshine his Size Matters mentor, Steve Angello. A string of memorable big-room progressive house bangers (“Alive” and “Eyes Wide Open” with Dirty South, remarkable remixes of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” and “Someone Like You“) showed us that he’s an elite producer. His set at Escape from Wonderland showed that he’s an elite DJ. Our Behind the Booth interview shows that Thomas is an elite person — affable, energetic, and passionate about dance music.
Thomas Gold continues his incredible run of tracks with his latest single “Sing 2 Me.” After being a staple of Gold’s sets for the past year, it is finally being released by Axtone Records. The track itself features a beautiful progressive melody with a gentle buildup and an elegant drop. We couldn’t be happier with the single’s artwork as it clearly features a Dancing Astronaut (we hope inspired by us!). Out on Beatport now, this is a track you’re not going to want to miss.
, including parties with all his Swedish buddies throughout the week. He kicks things off with Axwell at Amnesia on Wednesday the 21st, before joining SHM at Masquerade Motel (sold out) and Dirty South at Mansion on Friday the 23rd. Thomas gets his own party at Mynt Lounge on Saturday the 24th, and will play alongside Axwell at Surfcomber on Sunday. It’s all building up to a March 26th release for “Sing2Me,” the hotly anticipated next single from the German producer which we’re sure to be hearing a lot of throughout the week. Purchase tickets to all Thomas’ shows below.
After teaming up with Dirty South and Kate Elsworth for the top charting singles “Alive” and “Eyes Wide Open,” Thomas Gold is finally back solo and treating us with a preview to his newest progressive beauty. “Sing 2 Me” encompasses everything we’re used to from the German maestro including a heartwarming build and a graceful drop. The track is set to release March 26th via Axtone Records - perfect timing to help get over post-Ultra depression.
This past Friday, 40 lucky fans were invited to Sirius XM’s Manhattan studio to see Thomas Gold perform a 45 minute exclusive set. Although the set was informal and the audience was small, Thomas spun as if he were performing at a massive festival — impressing the crowd as usual. Those in attendance were treated to his massive new track “MIAO” (which he also dropped at Cosmic Opera) as well as the classics we’ve come to expect from Mr. Gold. Track listings aside, the big news of the night was the announcement of Thomas Gold’s new radio show on Sirius XM’s Electric Area — it marks a huge milestone in his career and we couldn’t be more excited to tune in weekly starting this April. Dear Sirius: We’re liking this trend.
View the tracklist after the break, and many more photos here
You all know the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Normally, you don’t meddle with things that are successful, you stay the course and inherently know that the outcome will be positive. The original mix of “Eyes Wide Open” was great, it was heard everywhere and had that punch line that every good vocal song has – “close my eyes, I’m next to you.” Along comes Lenno, out of relative obscurity, to make a very good track into something that is effing brilliant. Nu-disco meets progressive house and the result is perfection. It’s relaxing and club friendly at the same time. Stuff like this just gets us going with just a few weeks to go till Miami. Are you ready?
BONUS: Dirty South & Thomas Gold ft. Kate Elsworth – Eyes Wide Open (Felguk Remix)
The Brazilian duo gives us an electro remix of “Eyes Wide Open,” there are also moombahton and dubstep influences all around. What we really like is how they still gave Kate Elsworth’s vocals their due time and built the drop surrounding them. If you like hardstyle, then you’d be doing yourself a huge disservice by not clicking play.