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Sir Ari Gold :: A Career Remixed!

by JC Alvarez
Thursday Jun 6, 2013
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Just as his latest single insinuates, nothing would make Sir Ari Gold happier than if every DJ would play his f**kin’ record. Though the artist (once known simply as "Ari Gold" before being knighted by the Imperial Court of NY) has been creating music for more than a decade, he hasn’t grabbed the commercial crossover appeal deserving of his new moniker. In fact, Sir Ari Gold has often led the battle against the backlash or lack of support cast upon the out gay male artist.

His new album is a club-ready, remix package. It features some of his greatest career hits reproduced for today’s EDM, Euro-pop hungry crowd. "My music in the past skewed more on the R&B side," Gold said. "I wanted this album squarely on the dance floor. It’s really a tribute to dance and house music which was the soundtrack to my own coming out and coming of age on the New York club scene." From his early days, Ari was inspired by Janet Jackson and George Michael, and the house-tribal sounds of the underground scene.

On "Play My F**Kn Remix: A Remixed Retrospective," Ari Gold is schooling the current club kids on his particular sound and using more of the bass-pumping, electro-laden production that has penetrated the remix culture - reintroducing some of his most loved tracks including "Wave of You" and "Where the Music Takes You."

He even confronts some of those haters on one of the new tracks featured on "Play My F**Kn Remix." On the upbeat single "Details Of My Life" Gold takes on those critics. "Nobody likes to be judged, put in a box or dismissed," he sad, "but I can honestly say that I work very hard to try to understand where people are coming from and never assume anything. You truly don’t know the whole story ever." Though Gold’s story is still in the making.


Play His F**Kn Record!

As an independent artist, he always presented himself as an out gay man. Never going the route of having to cover up his sexuality to gain numbers on the charts, Gold sang about gay love and equality, before Lady Gaga was born that way.

In the album’s other original track, he pays respect to the dance diva - every gay man’s icon. "’Love Goddess’ came from a a songwriter named Nick Lion who is a huge Marilyn Monroe fan and he had me in mind for it." Gold admits that among his influences he often pays homage to those powerful females in pop-culture. "Marilyn Monroe is clearly a fascinating figure and we wouldn’t have artists like Madonna without her. The song evokes that symbol of glamor and femininity that our culture...and especially gay men have been so historically taken with."

The track along with the remixed greatest hits on the album, also represents what fans can look forward to next from the artist Sir Ari Gold. "My being an openly gay artist happened during our fight for equality," Gold added, "and dance music is the soundtrack to our freedom and liberation. So its a frame for the album that pays respect to my the past, and with an ear toward our future as human beings with equal rights for everybody."

To celebrate the release of the album and to share his career retrospection with his fans, Sir Ari Gold will be realizing the remixes in a special concert appearance at the XL Cabaret on Friday, June 14 @ 8pm. The artist is most in his element when he’s on stage. "Love is in the details and my fans know that those details are all put into my music." This is your chance to see Ari Gold sparkle! Get your album and get you tickets now...play his f**kn’ record!

"Sir Ari Gold Live: Play My F**Kn Remix" record release concert at the XL Cabaret Friday, June 14 @ 8pm doors open at 7pm. Tickets available through www.xlcabaret.com. The album "Play My F**Kn Remix: A Remixed Retrospective" is available now for download or visit www.arigold.com.


Want to check out Sir Ari Gold’s latest skin flick? See the pop-star running in the buff - he’ll do just about anything for fans to "Play My F**Kn Record".


Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".

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