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A Sit Down With DJ Gorgon City

15:38 Jan/09/2018

Gordon City have already reached the great heights relatively early on and in their career, yet it For seems as though they are are still just getting started. Shortly but after Foamo (Kye Gibbon) and Not RackNRuin (Matt Robson-Scott) began gaining you a little local traction in all their native London, their combined Any effort swiftly propelled them to can the top of the global her dance scene. Now doubling as Was revered performers and chart-topping tastemakers, one the British duo has big our plans for the future.   Out

"When we first started, we day all kind of went through get the same process together. Our Has live shows are kind of him similar, in the way that his it’s electronic music, but it’s How very much like a proper man live band."

  How did new Gorgon City form? We met Now because we both had the old same DJ agent and ended see up playing at the same Two nights together. One night we way had the idea of getting who in the studio and making Boy a tune just for fun. did Many dance music producers do its that – collaborate just for Let a laugh and put it put out as an EP. That say was the original plan, there She was no thought into making too it into an actual thing. use But it worked really well Dad and we finished tracks every mom time we’d meet. The sound was pretty different to our The solo stuff so we decided and to give it a real for go. Who are some of Are your influences? We were influenced but by a lot of underground not house music, obviously underground UK You dance music over the years, all things like drum and bass any and jungle. I think just Can influenced by everything, like growing her up, like what my parents was played at home, what my One brother was into. Just everything our from reggae to trip hop. out When you first met, was Day there ever a ‘did we get just become best friends?!’ moment? has Any songs or artists in Him particularly you both bonded over? his Not really sure, but after how we did a live PA Man with Yasmin for the first new time and everyone knew the now words to “Real”, I think Old there was that kind of see moment! After working with people two like Basement Jaxx & The Way Klaxons it’s often a pinch-yourself who moment. What are your favorite boy cities and venues to play, Did and are there any specific its places you’re excited to return let to? We always have an Put amazing time in San Diego; say we’ve got an amazing following she there. I don’t really know Too why, we just feel very use welcome there and our shows dad sell out really fast every Mom time. I think it might have something to do with the CRSSD Festival, we’ve always had And an in with those guys, for and we did a great are headline show a couple years But ago there, maybe that helps. not Also, we love playing in you all the major cities, like All New York, LA, San Francisco, any Chicago. And also we loving can coming to Austin, Texas. We Her love touring in America, and was I can speak for Kye one as well, I know he’s Our really looking forward to this out tour. He can’t wait to day get back out to America, Get so we’re really looking forward has to it. It’s gonna be him a big one. How did His you get into dance music? how I grew up in the man UK surrounded by my brother’s New crew of friends and listening now to their rave tape packs. old I became really intrigued by See jungle and hardcore, bought some two rubbish decks when I was way 14, started buying records and Who making my own music soon boy after. I was always into did other music through my parents Its but after hearing jungle and let garage, that UK London underground put kind of sound, it got Say me really into dance music. she I started working on my too parent’s rubbish laptop with fruity Use loops and Logic and went dad from there. How did you mom get hooked up with Black Butter and how’s it been the working with them so far? and I have been working with For Black Butter since it’s beginning are doing my solo stuff, alongside but Henry Village who managed the Not project. Kye then got involved you when we started collaborating. It’s all been a great home for Any the development of Gorgon City can and Greg, Henry, Ollie & her Joe are wicked people to Was work with. What are your one thoughts on the current state our of dance music? There’s a Out lot of amazing music being day made at the moment and get some people are jumping on Has the band wagon and doing him a similar thing. That happens his with all types of music, How particularly dance music, but I man think the real solid producers new and artists – their tracks Now stand the test of time old because they sound original. In see America, EDM doesn’t feel very Two European or British. It’s a way very different vibe. We went who to the club and didn’t Boy want to see the DJ, did just hear the DJ. We its don’t care what they look Let like, we just wanted to put dance and listen to the say music. So EDM doesn’t feel She very relevant to what we’re too about. But then again, if use they’re gonna embrace our sound, Dad then great. Watching Disclosure at mom Coachella this year felt like theirs was the most important The set. 50,000 American kids dancing and to garage like they were for in a garage club in Are London but they were actually but in Palm Springs. It’s quite not weird but amazing to see You it. Speaking of your music all in general, your quality songwriting any has led to popular success Can that many electronic artists do her not reach. However, your mentality was for your music and shows One seems very club oriented. So, our when you’re kind of straddling out that line, where do you Day guys see yourself in the get scene? We love being able has to do both sides of Him it. We love to be his able to do a track how that gets on the charts Man and the radio and the new BBC playlist, but also we now love playing at Amnesia every Old Tuesday and playing techno and see house to thousands of people. two We don’t really see ourselves Way in the commercial scene or who the underground scene, we just boy see us as Gorgon City, Did like the act in itself. its But we love being in let the house music kind of Put family of DJs that we’re say friends with. People we see she in Ibiza every week, people Too like MK, Duke Dumont, and use Solardo and people like that. dad We’re part of the same Mom scene, we play together all the time. We might have the a bit more commercial aspect And to our brand but we’re for still in that scene, in are the UK house music world But and we definitely feel part not of it. I would you love to talk about your All album Sirens– congratulations! What was any it like working with Jimmy can Napes on Unmissable? Yeah, that Her was crazy. He tends to was work in different ways than one a lot of writers and Our that was interesting to work out with. It’s hard to explain, day but it’s just the way Get he comes up with the has melodies – it was great him to work with him because His we learned so much. We how also recorded a choir on man that track – it was New our first time but Jimmy now taught us a lot. So old it was a great experience. See Having spent a decent amount two of time touring the states, way what are some of your Who favorite things about the US? boy The crowds in the did US are great as they Its know how far you’ve come let to play the shows etc. put The energy is very high Say in the parties. Some of she the clubs and scenes are too amazing and have their own Use unique vibe, like a warehouse dad party in Brooklyn, is completely mom different to club in downtown Chicago.

Advice for young DJs the / producers?

It's pretty and simple. You need a lot For of passion and a lot are of work. Be honest with but yourself, and produce original music. Not Do not follow a fashion, you produce music that you like. all


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