The last time Dirty South and Thomas Gold got together they produced one of 2011’s finest tracks – Alive featuring Kate Elsworth. Alive was named essential new tune by BBC Radio 1 on July 8, shot to the upper echelons on the Beatport charts and became one of the summer’s true festival anthems. Dancing Astronaut named it amongst their top 50 tracks of 2011 and wrote, “Maybe it’s the beautiful vocals or the silky smooth synth but there are very few tracks that embody this level of emotion. It’s calming and energizing all at the same time.”
Eyes Wide Open reunites two of dance music’s most talented producers on a smash that makes you forget all about the winter blues and gets you thinking about the sizzling dance floors of Miami Music Week… it’s only a few months away, after all. Kate Elsworth, the voice of Alive, also makes a return here and adds her gorgeous vocals to Dirty South and Thomas Gold’s sparkling production.
Dirty South is perhaps the most versatile talent currently working in the dance world. A bold statement, yes, but in 2011 he’s experienced tremendous growth on all facets of his game. As a producer he’s produced two of the year’s biggest hits in Alive (with Thomas Gold) and Walking Alone; delivered remixes which are instant global anthems with his take on Diddy Dirty Money Coming Home and Skylar Grey invisible.
When asked by DJ Mag to name their upcoming DJ/producer of 2011, Swedish House Mafia, Axwell, Sander van Doorn, Cosmic Gate (and more) had one name in common – Thomas Gold. 2011 production/remix highlights include Alive (with Dirty South), a massive rework of Marsch Marsch, Hard Rock Sofa & St Brothers Blow Up (Thomas Gold vs Axwell Remix), Lady Gaga Judas (Thomas Gold Remix), Sander van Doorn Reach Out (Thomas Gold Remix) and Adele Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix). Thomas’ remix of Set Fire To The Rain was one of the biggest tracks of 2011 in both the clubs and the festival circuit. It’s currently clocking in at over 11 million hits on YouTube.