Gorgon City are North London producers Matt & Kye. Their already distinctive sound is a logical development of the duo’s individual work as RackNRuin and Foamo. Hailing from the impressive Black Butter camp (who brought you Rudimental amongst others) and due to release their debut album in late summer 2014 as a joint venture with Virgin / EMI, the pair are one of the most exciting and hotly tipped new acts in the ever-flourishing landscape of British club savvy pop.
Gorgon City offered up a platform for the two producers to fuse the deeper sounds they’ve been excited by for years but until now didn’t have the opportunity to explore. Polished, powerful and party-minded, their sound very quickly caught the attention of tastemakers as disparate as; Annie Mac, Diplo, Eats Everything and Mistajam with their early explorations into this new venture.
You can thank their long-standing love of jungle, house, grime, hip-hop and garage while growing up for this exciting meeting of musical minds; the sum of their many influences, inspirations and ideas. And right now they’ve only just scratched the surface.
Latest single ‘‘Ready For You Love’, released in January helped Gorgon City well on their way to becoming household names by the years’ close. Although it was the summer of 2013 with tracks ‘Real’ ft. Yasmin and ‘Intentions’ ft. Clean Bandit that made people sit up and listen, it was the recent single that rocketed their steady ascent to the forefront of the current UK music scene. Co-written by MNEK, the track entered the charts at #4 after becoming an unstoppable force on the UK radio waves, and with the video clocking up well over 3.5 million youtube views. It is a track that further establishes Gorgon City’s ability in capturing stunning performances from their collaborators. MNEK’s soaring soulful delivery marries perfectly with the duo’s signature production touches, bringing together the beatific agility of two-step with the gravity and resonance of deep house, dropping into an instantly addictive chorus hook.
The last few months have seen Gorgon City hit the road. They have just completed an extensive tour of Australia supporting Black Butter comrades, Rudimental. Fresh back from a run of shows at SXSW, focus now turns to their own first headline tour of the UK in April & May, which will no doubt only further cement their ever-growing reputation as one of the best production partnerships ascending in the UK right now.
Gorgon City are also looking ahead to a summer of festival mayhem to surpass the impact they made in 2013 with slots at; Glastonbury, Bestival, Exit Festival, SW4, Reading and Leeds to name a few.