Axtone Presents Thomas Gold
Posted by Middy on May 31, 2012
Axtone not to be outdone by other labels put Thomas Gold to the task of putting together their 2012 compilation filled with Thomas Gold’s impressive discography, most of the releases this year on Axtone and a few other hand picked tracks from Thomas Gold. The 33 song album illustrates the sound and skill of Thomas Gold. Thomas Gold showcases one of his strong suits as a bootleg specialist in this compilation with the plethora of new and unreleased bootlegs in this superbly mixed compilation.
The first disc aptly starts with a new Thomas Gold track “The Beginning” with powerful synth chords, a soft piano melody and a driving bass line. The album then moves through tracks such as the still relevant Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar, Thomas Gold’s 2012 Rework of “Teenage Crime”, a solid rework but Axwell & Henrik B have still yet to be dethroned and a bootleg of “Sing2Me” with Red Carpet – Alright, giving some vocals to his anthem. He picks out Axtone & other major label tracks like “Resurrection”, “Eyes Wide Open“, “Troll“, as well as some of his own remixes and reworks such as “Set Fire to The Rain” (one of the most downloaded tracks in FNT history), and his 2011 rework of “Marsch Marsch” to fill in much of the rest of the first album. The first disc finishes off as it started with another new Thomas Gold original “Fanfare” with its complex bass lines and rhythmic patterns with matching synth chords, bookending this great start to the compilation.
Disc two starts us off with a special intro edit of his 2011 summer anthem “Alive” with Aussie superstar “Dirty South”. It then moves on to an update of one of his first big singles “AGORa” with the vocals from Axwell’s “I Found You”. The second disc is where we really get into the new Thomas Gold remixes and reworks, so be ready to be bombarded by new sounds from Thomas Gold. He then gives us his rework of Sander van Doorn’s anthem “Koko” adding the flavor of the day adding a strong clap to the bass line with changes to the mix and the rhythm, while keeping that instantaneously recognizable melody. We then move through his remix of “Judas”, an unsung remix of 2011 and another unreleased bootleg of his with John Dahlback – Blink and Hard Rock Sofa – Blow Up (Thomas Gold & Axwell Remix). The next original track appears next in the form of “Circles”, a subtle, uplifting piano driven progressive house track. We then get into favorites of the last few months with tracks like “Million Voices“, “In My Mind“, and his important remix of “The Wave” with a new rework of Digitalism – Zdarlight included as well. He finished off the compilation with a few of his older, more low tempo, techy tracks that bring you down after the all energy spent listening to the massive 33 track Axtone compilation.
Per usual Axtone and Thomas Gold exceed expectations. Axtone has been releasing some of the best tracks of the year and Thomas Gold has been improving with each release. This partnership on the compilation is perfect and it shows in the mixing and the tracklist. Tracklist is after the jump and also check out the little competition below where you guess the mashup put together by Thomas Gold for the chance to win a lot of prizes. It is quite easy though if you are really challenged the answer is after the jump.
1.Thomas Gold – The Beginning
2.Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar
3.Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Thomas Gold 2012 Rework)
4. Ziggy – Cosmic (Original Mix)
5.Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko – The Legend
6.Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio
7.Thomas Gold – Sing2Me (Original Mix) & Red Carpet ‘Alright’ (Thomas Gold Edit)
8.Henrik B & Rudy – Leave A Light On (NO_ID Remix)
9.Thomas Gold – Marsch Marsch (Thomas Gold 2011 Rework)
10.M-3ox feat. Heidrun – Beating Of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Remix Instrumental)
11.Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s ReCut Club Version)
12.Qulinez – Troll (Original Mix)
13.Laidback Luke, Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Trilogy (Original vs. Swanky Tunes Remix) (Thomas Gold Re-Edit)
14.Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Eyes Wide Open (Original Mix)
15.Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
16.Moguai – We Want Your Soul (Thomas Gold Remix)
17.Thomas Gold – Fanfare
1.Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Alive (Thomas Gold Special Intro Edit)
2.Thomas Gold – AGORa (Thomas Gold 2012 Rework) & Axwell ‘I Found U’ (Thomas Gold Edit)
3.Sander van Doorn – Koko (Thomas Gold Rework)
4.Lady Gaga – Judas (Thomas Gold Remix)
5.Hard Rock Sofa – Blow Up (Thomas Gold & Axwell Remix) & John Dahlback – Blink (Thomas Gold Edit)
6.Thomas Gold – Circles (Original Mix)
7.David Guetta & Afrojack – Lunar
8.Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix)
9.Otto Knows – Million Voices (Original Mix)
10.Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)
11.Digitalism – Zdarlight (Thomas Gold Rework)
12.NO_ID – How R U Feeling Right Now (Michael Woods Re-Edit)
13.Steve Aoki feat. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix Instrumental)
14.Axwell – Heart Is King
15.Thomas Gold & Alex Kenji – What’s Up (Original Mix)
16.Thomas Gold – Work That (Original Mix)
The answer is A if you couldn’t figure that out.