Thomas Gold really rose to fame alongside Dirty South when their massive collaborations on “Alive” and “Eyes Wide Open” celebrated major success. However, the Berlin-based DJ has had a long and illustrious career and is considered by many (including this writer) to be one of the best DJ’s doing it right now, production talents aside. Like Kaskade, Gold’s style is melodic yet unafraid to take risks and exemplifies the difference between the crossfade DJ and one who really has a handle on the decks. It surprised me, then, to hear that Gold’s first essential mix just aired this past Friday night (in the US). Finally having the enormous stage to showcase his talents, this two-hour mix doesn’t disappoint and, while he takes a more relevant approach to the song selection than some other DJ’s essential mixes (which sometimes feature more timeless records and esoteric favorites), it’s a great mix for right now and will stand the test of time for at least the next few years. If you haven’t had a chance to see Gold, he tours more than ever now, so keep an eye on when you might have the next chance to see him, and don’t miss it. Tracklist after the jump.

Thomas Gold – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (11.3.2012)

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Tracklist:

01.Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Mix)
02.Lady Gaga – Judas (Thomas Gold Intro Version)
03.Hard Rock Sofa & St Brothers – Blow Up (Thomas Gold & Axwell Remix)
04.Thomas Gold & Temper Trap – Agora vs Sweet Disposition (Acapella) (Thomas Gold Mashup)
05.Thomas Gold & The Police – Abart vs Message In A Bottle (Thomas Gold Mashup)
06.Avicii, Ansol & Dyro & Wippenberg – Silhouettes (Nari & Milani Bootleg) vs. Top Of The World vs. Pong
07.OneRepublic – Feel Again (Thomas Gold Remix)
08.Showtek, Justin Prime, The Aston Shuffle & MOGUAI – Cannonball vs. Sunrise vs. Oyster (Thomas Gold Festival Mashup)
09.Thomas Gold, Digitalism & Dirty South & Thomas Gold ft. Kate Elsworth – Marsch Marsch vs. Zdarlight (Fedde Le Grand & Deniz Koyu Mix) vs. Eyes Wide Open
10.Greg van Bueren, Jeroenski, Forrest, Roog van Bueren & Pendulum – Your Mind Is Twisted (Sebastien Drums & Rob Adans Remix) w/ The Island (acapella
11.Thomas Gold – Miao
12.Thomas Gold & Red Carpet – Sing2Me vs. Alright (Thomas Gold Mashup)
13.Chocolate Puma & Mylo – GoGo Boots vs. Drop The Pressure (Acapella) (Thomas Gold Mashup)
14.Example, Adrian Lux, Calvin Harris & Dada Life – The Way You Kiss Me vs. Silence (Franz Novotny Remix) vs. Close To You vs. Kick
15.Thomas Gold & Rudy – The Beginning vs Let It Go (Acapella) (Thomas Gold Mashup)
16.Adrian Lux & Swedish House Mafia – Teenage Crime (Thomas Gold Rework) vs. Don’t You Worry Child (Thomas Gold Mashup
17.M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade – Body Language (Thomas Gold Bootleg)
18.Daddy’s Groove – Stellar (Extended Club Mix)
19.Nicky Romero, Avicii & Dirty South & Thomas Gold ft. Kate Elsworth – Nicktim w/ Alive (acapella) (Thomas Gold Mashup)
20.Yanik Coen, Elite Force, Daft Punk & Good Men – Throw Your Hands Up vs. Be Strong (Loops Of Fury Remix) vs Aerodynamic vs. Give
21.Röyksopp – What Else Is There (Thomas Gold Reboot)
22.Ellie Goulding, Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – Lights (Feenixpawl Bootleg) vs. Feedback (Thomas Gold Edit)
23.Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix)
24.Skitzofrenix & Fatboy Slim – Rushin (Original Mix) vs. Star 69 (Thomas Gold Mashup)
25.Bingo Players – Out Of My Mind (Original Mix)
26.Otto Knows, Coldplay & One Republic – Million Voices vs. Fix You vs. Apologize (Thomas Gold Mashup)
27.Stefano Pain & Martin Solveig – Ran Tam Tam vs. The Night Out (Acapella) (Thomas Gold Mashup) (feat. Alex Guesta)
28.Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl – In My Mind (Thomas Gold Interlude) (feat. Georgi Kay)
29.Michael Calfan & Chuckie – Resurrection vs. Breakin Up (Bartosz Brenes & Tony Romera Remix)) (feat. Amanda Wilson)
30.Adele, Tim Mason & Thomas Gold – Set Fire To The Rain vs. The Moment vs. Marsch Marsch
31.Nicola Zucchi, Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt – Aries (Master Mood Remix) vs. Calm Down (Omnia Remix) (Thomas Gold Mashup)
32.Delerium – Silence (Thomas Gold & Niels Van Gogh Remix)
33.Thomas Gold, Alex Kenji & MIGHTY DUB KATZ – What?s Up Vs Magic Carpet Ride (Thomas Gold Mashup)