Legend is truly a word many people use when they talk about Graham Gold. With a career spanning over 40 years, his passion for finding and playing great music and his ability to rock a crowd has not faltered. There at the absolute beginning of house music, he was one of the most influential and ground breaking DJ’s on London’s Kiss 100 radio station, where his award-winning Friday night Kiss programme was networked all over the UK. He spent 8 years in the DJ Magazine Top 100 with 2 years at 22 and 5 years in the top 40, when this poll actually meant something, before social media hype and ‘purchased’ votes took over. He also presented the biggest underground clubbing TV show, BPM, which aired Saturday nights on ITV 3, as well as presenting for MTV at Miami’s Winter Music Conference.
His career has taken him to rocking the decks in some of the world’s best clubs and festivals (including Glastonbury, Ultra Music Festival, SummaDayze, Homelands, Impulse) in 170 cities in over 60 countries. He ran the super successful Koolworld, Good:As, Relative and Peach labels, as well as having sold almost one million mix albums, with the Gold discs hanging in his studio to prove it!! Graham was also the main man behind the legendary club night Peach, which returned in 2014 and sells out every event. Peach was the first club in the UK to book Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Burren, Aly & Fila and many many more.
Playing over 300 events every year including weekly parties at all the holiday island destinations-Ibiza, Mallorca, Benidorm, Tenerife, Cyprus, Crete and more during the 16 week summer season, he was literally getting on a plane every Monday to Thursday and Burn Out kicked in around 2007. It was time to slow down and after securing monthly residencies in Bangkok and Pattaya, he moved to what is dubbed SE Asia’s Ibiza, Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2008.
Fast forward to 2023, he still lives on KP, playing parties regularly (including sunsets) and producing music which has found its way onto labels such as Wyldcard, Patent Skillz, Ballroom, Krafted Underground, Dynamica, Assymetric and Jeepers. Musically it’s hard to pigeonhole Graham’s music-it’s everything from deep house, deep tech, progressive and melodic house, progressive techno to tech house and techno- the club and the time slot dictate what journey he is going to take his audience on. It can all be heard in his weekly radio show, Esta La Musica which is syndicated to over 25 radio stations. He returns annually to the UK and Ibiza for the summer festival season.
Like so many others, his career started as a soul music DJ, which led to a 10-year residency from 1980-1990 at Gullivers in Mayfair, frequented by such luminaries as Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Mike Tyson, Jimmy Cliff, Maze, Earth Wind & Fire-the list is totally endless-if you were a major player in black music or sport in the 80’s you would have been at Gullivers! In this time, he also presented one of the two soul shows on London’s Capital FM, which won him the specialist Broadcaster Of The Year in the then music bible, Music Week. He also shared the decks weekly as far back as 1983 with Carl Cox in a dodgy little club in Brixton! Ask Roger Sanchez, David Morales, Tiesto, Armin, Ferry Corsten, John Digweed, Sasha, actually you could ask pretty much any big name about Graham Gold-they all know him! Check the socials, almost 12,000 followers on FB and over 10,000 followers on Mixcloud.
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