Joshua Steele, known professionally as Flux Pavilion, is an English dubstep producer and DJ. He is the co-founder of Circus Records, along with Doctor P and DJ Swan-E. He is best known for his 2011 single “Bass Cannon”, which peaked at number 56 on the UK Singles Chart, and was placed on the Radio 1 A-List. Along with Doctor P, Flux Pavilion presented the 2011 compilation album Circus One, to which he contributed four tracks. In August 2011 his track “I Can’t Stop” was sampled by producer Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph for hip-hop album, Watch the Throne by Jay-Z and Kanye West. On 5 December 2011, the BBC announced that he had been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll.
Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Flux Pavilion & Nero Remix)
2011 was a landmark year for Thomas Gold – you couldn’t step inside the world’s finest clubs this year without hearing a Thomas Gold original track, collaboration or remix blasting from the speakers at some point during the evening. As a DJ, quite simply, Thomas Gold is known for having amongst the most impeccable programming and mixing skills in the business.
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. As a producer, Thomas Gold focuses on quality over quantity. 2010’s smashes “AGORa” [Size], “Work That” / “Kananga” [Toolroom], “The Button” [Toolroom], ”Marsch Marsch” [Toolroom], “Areena” (w/ David Tort and David Gausa), Thomas Gold & Alex Kenji “What´s Up” [Spinnin’] and Fatboy Slim vs Thomas Gold “Star69” [Skint], set the stage for a massive 2011. Thomas Gold’s collaboration with Dirty South, “Alive (feat. Kate Elsworth),” was named essential new tune by BBC Radio 1 on July 8, shot to number two on the Beatport charts and became one of the summer’s true festival anthems. Thomas returned in October with a massive rework of “Marsch Marsch” for inclusion on the 2011 Toolroom Amsterdam Dance Event Compilation.
In 2009 Thomas remixed Delerium’s classic “Silence” and it was named “Best Progressive House Track Of 2009” by Beatport. Then, in 2010, Thomas Gold remixed Moguai “We Want Your Soul” for Size Records and it was described by Tiësto as a “classic.” These proved to be just the tip of the iceberg as his remixing reached another level in 2011. In January, Axtone released “Hard Rock Sofa & St Brothers ‘Blow Up’ (Thomas Gold vs Axwell Remix)” which promptly rocketed up to number three on the Beatport charts. In March, Toolroom released Jay C & Felix Baumgartner “Souk (Thomas Gold Remix);” In May, Interscope released Lady GaGa “Judas (Thomas Gold Remix);” and on July 4th XL Recordings dropped Adele “Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix).” Thomas’ remix of “Set Fire To The Rain” which now has over 10 million plays on YouTube. Thomas rounded out his 2011 remix work with Sander van Doorn ‘Reach Out’ (Thomas Gold Remix) for Doorn Records
As a DJ, Thomas Gold played all the right places in 2011. The impressive list includes coveted spots on Swedish House Mafia’s legendary Masquerade Motel Miami, EDC Las Vegas @ Swedish House Mafia (main) stage, Size Matters @ Governor’s Island, NYC, Tomorrowland main stage, Pacha Ibiza alongside Swedish House Mafia, Creamfields UK main stage and SHM stage, Escape From Wonderland Halloween Size Matters Stage, Sankeys Club, Manchester, Space Miami (headline), Pacha NYC (headline) and Ministry Of Sound (headline), among others.
Things to look out for from Thomas Gold in 2012 include Henrik B “Leave A Light On (Thomas Gold Remix)” [out in winter/early spring on Axtone]; Dirty South & Thomas Gold “Eyes Wide Open” [late January 2012 on Phazing], and finally, the much anticipated release of Thomas Gold “Sing2Me” [spring 2012 on Axtone]. “Sing2Me” was originally premiered by Swedish House Mafia during their September 16 takeover of BBC Radio 1, so this is a long time coming!
Adele – Set Fire to The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
01. Steve Aoki feat. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix)
02. Tommy Trash – Cascade (Original Mix)
03. Cazzette – Killmode vs Right Here Right Now (CTZ’s A Soccer Hurdle Bootleg)
04. Nicky Romero – Toulouse (Original Mix)
05. Chris Lake – Build Up (Tommy Trash Edit)
06. Taurus & Vaggeli – Motorpunk (Original Mix)
07. Qulinez – Troll (Original Mix)
08. Swedish House Mafia vs Knife Party – Antidote (Tommy Trash Remix)
09. Moguai – Mpire (Original Mix)
10. Hardwell – Spaceman (Original Mix)
11. Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf (Dada Life Remix)
12. Tommy Trash – Sex, Drugs, Rock N Roll (Original Mix)
13. Skrillex & The Doors – Breakin’ A Sweat (Zedd Remix)
It’s rush hour for Bingo Players!
After jumpstarting 2011 with the fresh and original tracks: ‘LAME BRAINED,’ ‘GET ON THE MOVE’ and the Summer Top 10 hit ‘CRY (JUST A LITTLE)’ there’s no doubt that this year has been the year of Bingo Players. Bingo Players joined creative forces via their brand new label ‘Hysteria’ and it resulted in their first landmark hit: ‘CRY (JUST A LITTLE’). The track ruled the airwaves, the net, the clubs, the festivals and mainstream Top 40 charts in a large number of countries.
When meeting in late 2006, audio specialist Paul Bäumer and graphic designer Maarten Hoogstraten had no idea that their musical interests would translate into a bond that would secure the fast paced success lying ahead. In just 3 years, a string of releases, original tracks and remixes, successfully found their way onto the dancefloor and across a global audience.
Adopted by labels such as: Strictly Rhythm, Secure Recordings, Spinnin’ Records and Sneakerz MUZIK, Bingo Players spoiled music lovers with their first hits: ‘TOUCH ME’ (vs. Chocolate Puma), ‘CHOP’ and ‘DISCO ELECTRIQUE’, all claiming number 1 positions in the Beatport Chart. A chain reaction followed and soon artists like: Kristine W., Joachim Garraud, Ferry Corsten, Sander van Doorn, Kid Cudi vs Crookers and Martin Solveig were amongst the few who decided to have their music remixed by Bingo Players. The Bingo Players hit release ‘DEVOTION’ topped off the year with another number one spot in the Beatport Chart. This then led the path ahead for Bingo Players, a full schedule of live performances and music production had now firmly been set.
By the time Paul and Maarten hit 2010, a local & international audience had lined up to watch Bingo Players on stage, packing out clubs everywhere. Touring around the globe and playing at some of the hottest gigs around, including: Creamfields UK & Australia, Nocturnal Festival LA, Dance Valley, Mysteryland Holland and Tomorrowland Belgium, all witnessed the same thing: hands up, party rocking DJs firing up the crowd.
Fedde Le Grand, Green Velvet and David Guetta embraced the Bingo Players sound and received ‘the BP treatment’ for their remixes, while many a DJ had already included Paul and Maarten’s records and promo’s to their sets, or hammered the infamous ‘TOM’S DINER’ through the speakers. Yet another Beatport Number 1 for the past ‘up and comers’ now firmly placed as main stayers. At the end of the year a new Bingo Players brainchild was born and enabled them to release tracks under a new flag: their label ‘Hysteria’. It would also allow them to offer a platform to newly discovered talent, which had been one of their other ambitions.
In 2011, Bingo Players still find themselves climbing an even higher ladder, rapidly. ‘Hysteria’ launched new tracks and happily surprised with the Bingo Players vs. Nicky Romero collaboration ‘SLICED’. Next, a killer remix for Pitbull’s global No. 1 smash hit ‘GIVE ME EVERYTHING’ Ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer, turned out to be the most downloaded version in several territories and signaled what lay ahead: great new music! Bingo Players found themselves celebrating their first top 10 position in mainstream Top 40 charts, just before the summer took off. ‘CRY (JUST A LITTLE)’, put a smile on faces worldwide and has been officially released in 20 countries with the U.S just starting in the last quarter. Live stages are calling upon the guys continuously, as they had a full schedule entertaining crowds at: Audiotistic, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Dirty Dutch Mysteryland, Dayglow Miami, Ministry Of Sound London and Versuz Tomorrowland to name but a few.
With an insatiable appetite for everything that’s music, Bingo Players seem unstoppable and have a new series of tracks lined up. Remixes for Flo Rida and Cobra Starship have just left the studio; their own ‘Rattle’ is a top 10 smash and received early support from the likes of: Laidback Luke, David Guetta and Kaskade. Having prepared sets to play in: Brasil, Russia, the U.S, Italy, the UK, Germany and a new residency in Vegas confirmed, Bingo Players have officially gotten out of the car and have taken a high speed train. Next stop: 2012!
Bingo Players Ft. Heather Bright – Don’t Stop The Party (Mode Vocal Mix)