Peach’s Prodigal (DJ) Son Returns to Camden Palace (May 4)
Graham Gold is hosting a one-off reunion party of his London weekly party Peach on May 4, some five years after the former Kiss FM star left the UK to build a new life on Thailand’s infamous party island Koh Panghan.
Chatting to Skrufff this week, Graham said Peach members who have hung on to their membership cards will get discounted tickets for the Bank Holiday Sunday event which takes place at Koko, the venue best known as Camden Palace.
“Why am I doing it now? Because we never did a proper Peach reunion before, we just brought it back at Heaven at one point,” said Graham.
“The likes of Moondance, Frantic & Clockwork Orange are all having re-unions twice a year or thereabouts, and I get literally hundreds of messages via my social medias asking for it, but always thought it could never happen,” he admitted.
“Then last week, I was approached by someone telling me a promoter had pulled out of Koko on May 4th. This coinciding with me being back in the UK was one in a million, and although having only six weeks to promote, we are positive we can pull this off!”
“And also you know, most of our clubbers will be 30-40 plus and they aren’t in tune with what is going on now, but we are talking about a period when they LIVED for clubbing and Peach and the others,” he continued.
“They don’t wanna’ really be old and everyone loves memories, so we will help them relive those memories.”
Dominating Kiss FM for much of the 90s, he enjoyed a lengthy career as one of the UK’s most popular and high profile house and trance DJs, though said he’s equally, it not more happy, with his current life in Thailand.
“I’m still here and loving it!” he declared.
“On the one hand, I play the number one stage on the beach (Tommy Resort) of the world famous Full Moon party every month, banging out big progressive/ festival/electro then also play at most of the other parties on the island, which are more like underground Ibiza-tech house and techno events- I love those too,” he enthused.
So what’s his take on EDM?
“Err, well I play it at Full Moon!,” he admitted, “I love the energy but loathe the commercialism. Classic trance was never this commercial BUT if EDM brings people into clubbing, who then discover a bit later the more underground side, then it’s a good thing!”
http://bit.ly/1eelZYT (Graham Gold DJ mix, Mixcloud)
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