Review: Thomas Gold Makes Pacha NYC ‘Feel So Alive’ by Melissa Calarco

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Pacha NYC was “Alive” for Thomas Gold on Friday, October 7. After his back-to-back sets at Governor’s Island and Pacha NYC for Size Matters with Steve Angello at the end of August, there were huge expectations from the fans… and he definitely fulfilled them all!

When I arrived to Pacha at around 11:45 there was already a line down West 46th street. I thought the line was long just because everyone usually arrives around that time, but I was completely wrong. When I got inside the club, the main floor was completely packed as if Gold’s set had already started. Everyone was enjoying Carl Kennedy’s opening set and anxiously awaiting Thomas Gold.

Gold started off with his version of Lady Gaga’s remix of ‘Judas’. Then he transitioned his way nicely into R3hab & Swanky Tunes, ‘Sending My Love’. As expected, he finally unleashed his upcoming release on Axtone Records called ‘Sing 2 Me’. The crowd went nuts when the beat dropped, so this track is definitely going to make an impact on the EDM world.

He also played some of his latest remixes of songs like Dirty South’s ‘Alive’, his 2011 rework of ‘Marsch Marsch’, Adele’s ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ and a new one of ‘Someone Like You’. Overall, his set had the perfect blend of songs, from Alesso’s remix of ‘Good Love’, his take on Sander Van Doorn’s ‘Reach Out’ to Avicii’s ‘Levels’, Gold kept the variety alive throughout the entire night.

One of the clearest moments to me had to be when he dropped ‘Awooga’ by Calvin Harris. Right before the beat dropped he threw up a heart with a huge smile to the whole NYC crowd. The excitement just kept building as he continuously blew the famous Pacha air horn all night to beat drops (I’d say he definitely blew the horn more than most DJs do).  Every song he played just added more and more energy to the crowd.

Also in the mix was Tim Mason’s ‘The Moment’ remix by Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso’s latest track ‘Calling’, Gold’s very own track ‘Agora’ and James Blunt’s ‘Dangerous’ remix by Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel. One of the best mash-ups by far of the night was to Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’. He had the vocals to ‘Rolling in The Deep’ with the beat of Deniz Koyu’s latest track ‘Hydra’.

That wasn’t enough, he went right into the melody of ‘Lunar’, Avicii & David Guetta’s latest collaboration. Then Gold added vocals on top from Sting & The Police’s ‘Message In A Bottle’. He even took Sandro Silva & Quintino’s ‘Epic’ and added the vocals from Daft Punks ‘Around the World’.

Toward the end of his set he took us back a little and played a remix to the classic ‘Missing’ by Everything But The Girl. Overall I’d say all the songs mentioned above are more than enough to say Thomas Gold had an absolutely successful set at Pacha.

Gold will have more success ahead on upcoming tracks working with some of our favorite DJs (more info on our Thomas Gold interview soon). I think he made a huge impact on every person there as becoming one of their favorite DJs. I know after Friday he has definitely maintained his spot as one of mine!

The beats didn’t stop after Thomas Gold’s set was finished. Rising DJ Sevag kept the vibe going and closed out the main floor of Pacha. I stayed for his whole set and I must say that good things lie ahead for the young DJ. Sevag is even getting support from DJs like Roger Sanchez. On Friday, he debuted his latest remix of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ (Sevag Area-201 Reboot). Not only did he debut it, but the crowd seemed to absolutely love it.

By the end of the night they were chanting for more and Sevag even played one more song for the crowd. That had to be one of the best moments of his set. He chose a remix to ‘Live Your Life’ by Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick feat. Shawnee Taylor, as the closing track which is one of my personal favorites.

Watch Thomas Gold Drop ‘Judas’ @ Pacha NYC

-MCee

 

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