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Thomas Gold @ Roseland Ballroom 1.26.13 [Review]


A few weekends back, we had the opportunity to head back to the ever popular, rave-ready Roseland Ballroom on Jan 26th to see NYC’s fan favorite Thomas Gold. We were just here a few months ago for the legendary performance by Eric Prydz, and we expected nothing less from Thomas Gold as he is known to always kill it in New York City were you can usually catch him spinning at Governors Island in the Summer or Pacha N. His opening acts consisted of Nari & Milani, Feenixpawl, Carl Louis & Martin Danielle.

We were counting down the minutes until Thomas Gold came on stage at around 1:30, and was introduced by a live band that came out to play some unbelievable FANFARE on their trumpets. He played so many fun tracks and great mixes that really brought out the best of the Roseland crowd. The fans went wild when he dropped one of my personal favorites, “The Wave” which he mixed into SHM’s “Come Together” and “Sweet Nothing” remixed by Calvin Harris.


He did a great job with spinning his own tracks, as well as mixing in the most popular and high energy progressive house bangers that we have all been raving about for the past year. It reminded me a lot like his latest Fanfare Episode 33 (below). His set then started to deliver some oldies, but goodies. A timeless “Wonderwall” preceded Daft Punks “Harder Better Faster Stronger” which he teased us with at first. I’ve tend to notice that TG likes does this a ton in his sets. He continued right to back to it, sped the track up, and brought it back to the original BPM which transitioned into Sun Chances’ “Come Feel the Love”. TG then went onto play Coldplay’s “Fix You” into Otto Knows “Million Voices” into one religions “Too Late to Apologize”, which blended exceedingly well. He also covered all the best 90s alternative bands. Not to mention when he dropped a remix of RHCP’s “Other Side” earlier in electrifying set.

Balloons started falling and bouncing all over the crowd as he played Swedish House Mafias “Leave The World behind”, Fatboy Slim’s  “Star 69″, W&W’s Liftoff, and many more heavy hitters. Fanfare dancers made their way to the stage and were killing it as he played his mix of Sing 2 me / Alright by Red Carpet.  Towards the end,, his elusive Fanfare drummers came out and performed a finale to his remix of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain.”

The last time I saw Thomas Gold perform was this past summer and although it was one hell of a set, this night threw it out of the water. He really outdid himself and put on a great show for his beloved NYC fans. It was one of the funest ragers I’ve been to in a while; musically the set was fun yet engaging, meanwhile the energy in the crowd was through the roof. We can’t wait until his return to NYC to show us what else he’s got under his sleeve!



  • Dank

    Can’t wait to see him at Ultra Elzz!