Thomas Gold provided Fanfare like no other as he conducted the plentiful New York crowd on Saturday, January 26. Joined by Nari & Milani, Feenixpawl and CLMD, Thomas Gold’s Fanfare World Tour made a stop for a sold-out show at Roseland Ballroom. That being said, one question remains – has dance music outgrown nightclubs? Fully equipped with extensive light shows and lasers, inflatable instruments, and even a drum line, Gold conducted great Fanfare to the city that never sleeps this past Saturday.
CLMD allowed for a tasteful opening set, followed by “In My Mind” duo – Feenixpawl. With energy levels rising by this point, Feenixpawl’s performance highlights included Ellie Goulding’s “Lights,” and of course their very own “In My Mind” which features Ivan Gough and Georgi Kay, and a remix from Axwell. Nari & Milani offered an entertaining, high-energy, action-packed performance before Thomas Gold took the stage. Some familiar favorites which ensued crowd-frenzy were; Usher’s “Yeah,” their remix of Topher Jones featuring Heroes of Old’s “Brohammer,” and of course, their explosive “Atom.”
Opening with smashing introduction and brand his new production “Miao,” Thomas Gold earned the crowds admiration from the very beginning of his Roseland ensemble. A true mash-up master, Thomas Gold intertwined tunes such as Showtek & Justin Primes “Cannonball” with Aston Shuffle & Tommy Trash’s “Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost), W&W’s “Lift Off” with The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition,” and Oasis’ “Wonderwall” with Deniz Koyu’s “Bong” – just to name a few. Thomas Gold showcased familiar favorites including, Calvin Harris & Florence Welch’s “Sweet Nothing,” his world-class remix of Miike Snow’s “The Wave,” Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child,” and Arno Cost’s latest Size Records release, “Head Up.”
One of the night’s highlights came from Gold’s rendition of his own production alongside Alex Kenji “What’s Up,” with Tiesto’s “Lethal Industry” and R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion.” Gold closed the show playing “Fanfare,” as he “Set Fire To The Rain” with his rendition of the song made famous by Adele, which included his drum line and confetti showers. Thomas Gold orchestrated a symphonic showcase to New York’s legendary Roseland Ballroom, a spectacle fully equipped with lustrous light shows, luminous laser display’s, and his very own drum line.