Published on August 6th, 2012 | by EDMinsider0
Preview: Thomas Gold & More at Governors Island 8/12 + Pacha NYC 8/11
For a few months now, Mr. Gold himself has been teasing his New York fans of him returning soon for a visit. Finally, he announced that he would be taking over Governor’s Beach Club at Governor’s Island on August 12th. Again, he decided to tease us, teaming up with Pacha NYC who also loves to leave us with these clues to keep us guessing who would be his supporting acts. This was the puzzle they left us with:
The first one was obvious, having already known Thomas would be headlining the show at Governor’s island, but reading people’s comments trying to figure out what the rest meant was very entertaining. After Mr. Gold and Pacha got their own laughs out, they finally announced he would be supported by French producer Norman Doray, Size Matter’s Tim Mason, and English born, New York based Carl Kennedy. If Thomas Gold wasn’t enough, and THIS lineup didn’t have you rush to buy your tickets, you probably don’t like house music all that much. Just saying.
Thomas Gold, in my opinion (him being my favorite producer leads to my thoughts being very biased, but I’m sure most of you will agree anyway) is one of the most talented and unique producers that we have seen in a while. Although he has been in the game for years now, it was not until recent years that he was he was discovered from his singles, Marsh-Marsh, The Button and Work that Kananga. Now, he produces with some of the biggest names like Dirty South and Axwell. Mr. Gold’s style is progressive house based with interludes of different genres of EDM such as electro, minimal and techno. But, what makes Thomas Gold’s music particularly stand out from other producers is his trademark use of drum sounds, even brining his own orchestrated drumline to his set at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. The energy that his heavy based drum singles, melodic harmonies, and appealing vocals all bring together; I assure you that Thomas Gold will blow you away at Governor’s Island, especially because he always sports a smile while playing, having an equivalent amount of fun spinning as the crowd is dancing.
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Can’t make it to Governors Island for the sold out event? Don’t worry. With the high demand for the Gold-en one, Pacha NYC and Thomas Gold are giving you a party, before the party. Make sure to come check out Thomas Gold at the IDMA winning hot spot this Saturday for the New York stop on Gold’s album tour. Now available on Axtone, Thomas Gold has been serving up some sweet tunes throughout the past year, and what better place to dance the night away to his music than Pacha NYC. Giving us the full indoor and outdoor experience this weekend, Pacha NYC is a great alternative (and a later night out) to the Governors Island experience. Learn now to check out the show for only $10 on PachaNYC.com now.
Norman Doray, the second supporting producer that we were teased with is an upcoming French Producer that is gaining increasing popularity with his new single with Eddie Thoneick, “Celsius,” played on the one and only Pete Tong’s radio 2 weeks ago. Having the chance to have seen Norman Doray play a closing at Pacha for Nervo, I can say that his energetic demeanor during his sets, non-stop moving and dancing the whole time, paired up with his bass heavy yet melodic beats will have you raging like no other. (Seriously, I don’t think the guy stopped moving for even a second. Pretty awesome).
Norman Doray & Eddie Thoneick – Celsius
Size Matters own, Tim Mason will also be joining the party at Governor’s Island. If you don’t know who he is, you might recognize his massive anthem, “The Moment,” that blew everyone away when Size Records don hefe himself, Steve Angello sampled it in his sets last summer. This big room hit causes mayhem when it is dropped, containing a massive build up which then carries through to a hard anthem-like drop. After being recognized for this brilliant track, Tim Mason did not stop there, delivering once again with his track “Anima,” a light, uplifting chord progression, extremely different from “The Moment,” showing the diversity of his production ability. Tim Mason says, “I love how something that is so intangible can connect so many people whether they’re in the same place or a million miles away. I live for those moments on the dance floor when everyone and everything is electric. I knew I had to make music.” Couldn’t have explained it better myself Tim.
Tim Mason – The Moment
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Last but not least, Carl Kennedy closes off the supporting acts at Governor’s Island. In 2003 Pete Tong described him as “One of the worlds best undiscovered DJ’s,” mainly known for opening up for world class DJ’s such as Avicii, Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez and most recently Alesso for his 21st birthday at Governor’s Island. After many years of hard work Carl Kennedy has recently come out with the festival hit “Once Upon A Time” on Erick Morillo’s Subliminal Records. Keep your eye our for Carl Kennedy in the months to come.
Carl Kennedy – “Once Upon a Time”
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Once again, if you do not choose to spend Sunday-Funday with Thomas Gold, Norman Doray, Tim Mason and Carl Kennedy on August 12th at Governor’s island, then by all means don’t. But I assure you, while sitting on your couch watching TV, checking your facebook/twitter and seeing post/videos about the madness that will destroy Governor’s Island, don’t say I didn’t tell you so. Because I just did.
Thomas Gold at Governor’s Island 2011
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Article by: Monnica Farag