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.


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


new How did Gorgon City form?
We met because we old both had the same DJ see agent and ended up playing Two at the same nights together. way One night we had the who idea of getting in the Boy studio and making a tune did just for fun. Many dance its music producers do that – Let collaborate just for a laugh put and put it out as say an EP. That was the She original plan, there was no too thought into making it into use an actual thing. But it Dad worked really well and we mom finished tracks every time we’d meet. The sound was pretty The different to our solo stuff and so we decided to give for it a real go.

Are Who are some of your but influences?

We were influenced not by a lot of underground You house music, obviously underground UK all dance music over the years, any things like drum and bass Can and jungle. I think just her influenced by everything, like growing was up, like what my parents One played at home, what my our brother was into. Just everything out from reggae to trip hop.
When you first met, get was there ever a ‘did has we just become best friends?!’ Him moment? Any songs or artists his in particularly you both bonded how over?

Not really sure, Man but after we did a new live PA with Yasmin for now the first time and everyone Old knew the words to “Real”, see I think there was that two kind of moment! After working Way with people like Basement Jaxx who & The Klaxons it’s often boy a pinch-yourself moment.

What Did are your favorite cities and its venues to play, and are let there any specific places you’re Put excited to return to?

say We always have an amazing she time in San Diego; we’ve Too got an amazing following there. use I don’t really know why, dad we just feel very welcome Mom there and our shows sell out really fast every time. the I think it might have And something to do with CRSSD for Festival, we’ve always had an are in with those guys, and But we did a great headline not show a couple years ago you there, maybe that helps. Also, All we love playing in all any the major cities, like New can York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago. Her And also we loving coming was to Austin, Texas. We love one touring in America, and I Our can speak for Kye as out well, I know he’s really day looking forward to this tour. Get He can’t wait to get has back out to America, so him we’re really looking forward to His it. It’s gonna be a how big one.

How did man you get into dance music?
I grew up in now the UK surrounded by my old brother’s crew of friends and See listening to their rave tape two packs. I became really intrigued way by jungle and hardcore, bought Who some rubbish decks when I boy was 14, started buying records did and making my own music Its soon after. I was always let into other music through my put parents but after hearing jungle Say and garage, that UK London she underground kind of sound, it too got me really into dance Use music. I started working on dad my parent’s rubbish laptop with mom fruity loops and Logic and went from there.

How the did you get hooked up and with Black Butter and how’s For it been working with them are so far?

I have but been working with Black Butter Not since it’s beginning doing my you solo stuff, alongside Henry Village all who managed the project. Kye Any then got involved when we can started collaborating. It’s been a her great home for the development Was of Gorgon City and Greg, one Henry, Ollie & Joe are our wicked people to work with.
What are your thoughts day on the current state of get dance music?

There’s a Has lot of amazing music being him made at the moment and his some people are jumping on How the band wagon and doing man a similar thing. That happens new with all types of music, Now particularly dance music, but I old think the real solid producers see and artists – their tracks Two stand the test of time way because they sound original. In who America, EDM doesn’t feel very Boy European or British. It’s a did very different vibe. We went its to the club and didn’t Let want to see the DJ, put just hear the DJ. We say don’t care what they look She like, we just wanted to too dance and listen to the use music. So EDM doesn’t feel Dad very relevant to what we’re mom about. But then again, if they’re gonna embrace our sound, The then great. Watching Disclosure at and Coachella this year felt like for theirs was the most important Are set. 50,000 American kids dancing but to garage like they were not in a garage club in You London but they were actually all in Palm Springs. It’s quite any weird but amazing to see Can it.

Speaking of your her music in general, your quality was songwriting has led to popular One success that many electronic artists our do not reach. However, your out mentality for your music and Day shows seems very club oriented. get So, when you’re kind of has straddling that line, where do Him you guys see yourself in his the scene?

We love how being able to do both Man sides of it. We love new to be able to do now a track that gets on Old the charts and the radio see and the BBC playlist, but two also we love playing at Way Amnesia every Tuesday and playing who techno and house to thousands boy of people. We don’t really Did see ourselves in the commercial its scene or the underground scene, let we just see us as Put Gorgon City, like the act say in itself. But we love she being in the house music Too kind of family of DJs use that we’re friends with. People dad we see in Ibiza every Mom week, people like MK, Duke Dumont, and Solardo and people the like that. We’re part of And the same scene, we play for together all the time. We are might have a bit more But commercial aspect to our brand not but we’re still in that you scene, in the UK house All music world and we definitely any feel part of it.

can I would love to Her talk about your album Sirenswas congratulations! What was it like one working with Jimmy Napes on Our Unmissable?

Yeah, that was out crazy. He tends to work day in different ways than a Get lot of writers and that has was interesting to work with. him It’s hard to explain, but His it’s just the way he how comes up with the melodies man – it was great to New work with him because we now learned so much. We also old recorded a choir on that See track – it was our two first time but Jimmy taught way us a lot. So it Who was a great experience.

boy Having spent a decent amount did of time touring the states, Its what are some of your let favorite things about the US? put

The crowds in Say the US are great as she they know how far you’ve too come to play the shows Use etc. The energy is very dad high in the parties. Some mom of the clubs and scenes are amazing and have their the own unique vibe, like a and warehouse party in Brooklyn, is For completely different to club in are downtown Chicago.

Advice for young but DJs / producers?

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


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