Axtone Presents Thomas Gold [Axtone]
Well worth its wait, Thomas Gold’s debut album on Axtone is an epic compilation of 38 tracks that explicitly showcase the talent of the German dj/producer. The two-disc recording is jam-packed with fresh bootlegs, classic remixes, and seven new original productions. Gold says, “My sound is progressive house music, with influences from techno, tribal and trance music. This will be the sound of my compilation, reflecting the sound of when you see me live.” With appearances from Dirty South, Adrian Lux, Axwell, Sander van Doorn, Lady Gaga, Adele, John Dalhback, David Guetta, Afrojack, and many more, this summer album is a pure gold mine for edm enthusiasts.
From the moment you hit the play button, be ready to indulge in some of the dopest dope that CAN’T be smoked. An exploration into the heart and soul of this German golden boy, the compilation takes us on a musical journey as every track entices listeners with catchy hooks, well-define progressions, and impressive mixes. Kicking off the record with The Beginning, featuring a promising build-up segwaying into a series of progressive chords, Thomas delivers a warm and distorted bass at the drop guaranteed to have listeners “get up and dance their asses off.” Maintaining the energy, just two tracks later, we are hit with Gold’s remix of Adrian Lux’s Teenage Crime, a certified house anthem in original form, this rework takes it to the next level.
Also making an appearance is the hit release Sing2Me, first introduced by the Swedish House Mafia on Pete Tong‘s Essential Selection back in September. With no single example standing out from the rest, Thomas Gold delivers several sensational creations throughout both discs, most notably: Beating Of My Heart, Eyes Wide Open, We Want Your Soul, Fanfare, Alive, Lunar, The Wave, and Ladi Dadi. Wrapping up each CD with a complimentary hour-long mix featuring the included tracks, Gold demonstrates his impeccable skill set (clearly not limited to production), sure to impress even his most loyal fans. ‘Axtone Presents Thomas Gold’ is a breakthrough masterpiece for the Berlin-based producer. Primarily recognized for his bootlegs and remixes in the past, this album debut shows Thomas is taking the initiative to advance his reach by showcasing a variety of sounds as one complete package. This marathon of music is a must have for all edm lovers, and to those who aren’t, take a listen because you just might discover some gold.