Graham Gold / Resident Dj
Graham Gold shows
Graham Gold (born 5 July 1954) is a British DJ. Gold is primarily known as a DJ whose sets were broadcast live Friday nights on Kiss (UK radio station) and distributed on the Universal Music TV label.
These weekly live broadcasts were considered revolutionary in the industry. Gold’s popular weekly show played a major role in Kiss FM growing into a radio powerhouse. Gold was ranked No. 83 by Dash Berlin in Dash’s “Most Popular DJs in the World of All Time.”
At age 15 Gold started as a DJ at a mobile disco with friend named Duncan Uren, called the Funky Road Show.
In 1975 Gold opened a night club, called Champers located at the Railway Hotel in Greenford. In Gold 1978 joined Royalty team in Southgate, London and also worked as a DJ on Southgate, London hospital’s radio station.
From 1980 to 1989 Gold worked as a DJ at Gullivers located in Mayfair. Gold was also a DJ on JFM, which was part of Pirate radio in the United Kingdom and also played Radio London Soul Night Out.
KISS FM years
On 1 September 1990 Kiss (UK radio station) went on air and Gold played his first show on the station on launch day.
Gold was assigned the breakfast show and chart show.
In 1993 when Judge Jules and Danny Rampling left for BBC Radio 1, Gold inherited their show and began his run at what later became the famous Friday night show.
Gold’s weekly shows would end on KISS FM in 2003.
Rise to fame as DJ
In 1993 Peach nightclub was opened at Camden Palace Theatre by Kiss (UK radio station) owners, and Gold was hired to DJ at the nightclub and also be the front-man.
Peach and Kiss provided the platform that would launch him internationally, and eventually Gold was 8 times listed in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 Poll and sold 700,000 albums, 7 of which gold.
Gold has played at Glastonbury Festival, Homelands, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, Passion, Slinky, Impulz, Earthdance, World Electronic Music Festival, Summadayze, Pacha Group, Es Paradis, Ku (now called Privilege Ibiza), Full Moon Party, and Street Parade.
Gold’s residency at Peach would end in 2004 when Camden Palace Theatre was purchased by Oliver Bengough who terminated Peach’s lease, and thereby ending Gold’s 11-year run as its DJ and front-man.
On 4 May 2014, Gold headlined the Peach Camden Palace Reunion, which was held at Camden Palace Theatre.
Singles & EPs
The Lost City (12″),Moonlite, 1997
Peak Time (3 versions),good:as, 1998
How Do You Feel (12″),good:as, 1999
Fresh & Green / Too Blue (12″), good:as, 2001
High Lady (2 versions),good:as, 2002
The Ending / Double A (3 versions),Relative Records, 2003
Graham Gold vs. B’Jammin – Golden Sun, Relative Records, 2003
Nightdive (3 versions),Relative Records, 2004
The Rest Of Us / The Beacon (12″), Relative Records, 2005
Culebra (2 versions), Relative Records, 2006
Moving On / Glorified (12″, Promo, Ltd), Flux Delux, 2007
Maze* vs. Graham Gold – Joy (12″),Not On Label, Unknown, DJ Mixes
Graham Gold / Graeme Park – Kissmix 96 (2xCD, Comp, Mixed),Universal Music TV (aka PolyGram TV), 1996
Graham Gold & Tony De Vit – Kiss Mix 97 (2xCD, Mixed),Universal Music TV (aka PolyGram TV), 1997
Full of Beans (2xCD, Comp, Mixed),Urban Collective, 1997
Alex P & Brandon Block / Graham Gold – Kiss Mix 98 (2xCD, Comp, Mixed),Universal Music TV (aka PolyGram TV), 1998
Room at the Top > AudioV2/1999 CD, Comp, Mixed)Tilllate Magazine, formerly M8, 1999
The Taste of Peach (CD, Mixed)Tilllate Magazine, formerly M8, 2002
GG02 (CD, Comp, Mixed)Trust The DJ, 2003
Living in the Now File, MP3, 320,Discover Digital, 2010
Tristan (14) vs Graham Gold – Silver & Gold,Relative Records