Kiesza was supposed to sing the song…
If you haven’t seen Gorgon City’s music video for their single “Go All Night,” stop reading this story right now, slap yourself in the face for being a philistine, and get on Electro WOW old archives as quickly as humanly possible. The song, off the duo’s debut album ‘Sirens’, is a throwback dance number, drawing from classic House with a uniquely ’90s sensibility.
Jennifer Hudson turns out full on diva vocals that evoke the memory of every dance floor you’ve ever been on. “Here in your arms I could go all night,” she wails on the chorus. “Here in your arms I could spend my whole life. Here in your arms I could go all night, give me your love and I might just keep on dancing.” And that’s what Gorgon City wants: for you to keep on dancing all night long.
“We thought she’d be great for it, because it’s got this old-school house feel and that classic diva vibe, so we sent it to her,” explains Gibbon.
Time went by and Gorgon City forgot about the track as they were putting together Sirens. “We didn’t think she’d ever cut it, and then two or three days before the album was due to be sent out to master, she sent us her vocal and we were like, ‘Wow, this is amazing, we’ve got to get this finished! This has to be on the album!’” They only had two days to get in the studio and put the track together, but the frantic pace paid off, according to Gibbon—and Gorgon City’s U.K. fans; the single reached No. 2 on the U.K. dance charts. “It’s a great vocal. Jennifer is smashing on it.”
U.K. producers Kye Gibbon, 28, and Matt Robson-Scott, 29, have been DJing together since 2012, but it was only in the last year that they put out an album of their own tracks. ‘Sirens’ is a dance floor dream, packed with House and Techno. Each of the tracks features a different vocalist, either recruited from Gibbon and Robson-Scott’s network of friends or enlisted at their management’s suggestion. Swedish pop singer Erik Hassel makes an appearance alongside Brits Katy B and Yasmin. But unlike most electronic musicians, Gibbon and Robson Scott never simply send a finished track off to a vocalist. Their songs are true collaborations.
“Most of the time, we get in the studio with nothing prepared, which is kind of daunting,” Gibbon explains over the phone from Scotland the morning after the first show of Gorgon City’s second European tour. “But we find that it works best that way, because you’re not over- thinking it. You just get in there and see what everyone’s vibe is on that day, write some chords, bounce ideas back and forth, and go from there.”
“Go All Night” is a rare exception, however. Gibbon and Robson Scott originally wrote the track with “Hideaway” sensation Kiesza on her first trip to the U.K. “She was very new, but we loved her vibe and wanted to get in the studio with her,” Gibbon says. “We wrote the track with her—she was actually singing on it [originally] but we all felt that we could give it to someone else to sing.”
The duo was already in touch with Jennifer Hudson after producing the track “I Still Love You” on the Grammy winner’s 2014 album JHud.
The “Go All Night” music video is another huge part of the attention Gorgon City have gained, especially from their growing hipster audience. The clip finds Hudson and the duo taking over an after hours club full of queens kiking, vougers cutting it up on the floor, hot boys having the time of their lives, and Hudson serving one of the fiercest looks of her career. Gorgon City’s fanbase was a huge influence on the video, which helped Hudson feel more at home on set.
Gorgon City’s sound is drawn from Gibbon and Robson-Scott’s underground musical upbringing. The pair bonded over their shared love of jungle, drum and bass, U.K. garage, grime, House, and Techno. This is the music that still inspires them to this day—even on their weekends off, they can be found at the infamous underground grime raves in East London, and their attention to the Techno heavy sound of today is what keeps their music fresh and compelling. While the sirens of myth lured sailors to their deaths with their hypnotic songs, Gorgon City’s ‘Sirens’ lures you to the floor with subheavy bass and hypnotic beats that are guaranteed to give you life.
Deep House Fans Are More Likely To Enjoy This Track From KillWill
Will Champlin takes his music to a whole new level with his side project, KillWill. Somehow, I have a feeling that Deep House fans will play “Beats and Pills” on repeat. Undoubtedly, this is a banger in every sense of the word. With distorted pitched down vocals, he gives it a dark feel to it, while, the blend of melodies and synths have all the necessary elements to make you dance. Best of all, you can tell KillWill is fully inspired by international hitmakers like Gorgon City and Rüfüs Du Sol. Actually, it’s evident Will’s music has evolved on similar lines, which reflects hammering rhythms, intricate effects, and of course, a hypnotic edge. Without further ado, stream in full right here!
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DONE’s New Mixtape Takes You On A Fantastic Sonic Journey!
German DJ DONE gets creative behind the deck and delivers a fantastic sonic journey in the form of a mixtape. He wants you to let yourself be carried away primarily by Deep House music. You’ll listen to a mix that leans on hypnotizing and haunting electronic beats. If I’m not mistaken, he was inspired by fantasy elements like the depths of an enchanted forest. Unquestionably, there’s nothing like hiking to a great rhythm, so this is a great choice for your next adventure. Even better, if you’re surrounded by nature, music will be your best companion. The ‘Zauber Wald und Phantasie’ mixtape features a good range of underground tracks, in which, DONE displays his versatility as usual. Enjoy it!
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Megan Kashat Lends Magical Vocals To Spectacular Song “Dripping”
Prepare to be amazed! Megan Kashat join forces with Producers Adem & Murat on a spectacular song entitled “Dripping”. Combining her magical vocals + melodies influenced by eastern vibes, the results speak for themselves. The audio uploaded via Music Tap Records on YouTube reaches already more than 2 million plays. Indeed, there’s always a seducing element in her Deep House style which enchants listeners. Rather, to such an extent that you will want to put this tune on repeat.
That’s right, sometimes it’s hard to decipher what makes Megan’s collaborations so irresistible. Perhaps, the long path and experience from Adem & Murat have much to do with its success. Not for nothing, they have been signed to major electronic music labels such as Spinnin and Ultra. Either way, the crucial thing is that Megan knows how to please our ears with one of her best feel-good compositions to date. “Dripping” is out now and available via all digital retailers.
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Bobby Love & Olive B Release Their Second Groovy Deep House Collaboration “Why”
Bobby Love kicked off 2019 with his single “New Love” in collaboration with Olive B, and now the two are back with their second groovy Deep House track, “Why”. Featuring Love’s grooving house style and Olive B’s captivating vocals, the track delivers a radio-friendly, organic electronica sound and lyrical prowess that will have you singing along to every vocal hook. After listening to the track, it’s easy to see why Olive B – who recently received airplay on Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1Xtra – and Bobby’s styles fuse together so seamlessly. “Why” is out on Love’s home label Physical Presents, where he has also released “I Know” and “Drink About” as well as “New Love.” In fact, “Why” began with an unused verse from their previous collaboration – one that Bobby Love simply couldn’t get out of his head. Check out the story behind the new release in Bobby’s own words below:
“I’ve always loved the lyrics and performance of Olive B’s voice on that verse in particular, so I decided to build a new song entirely around them. There’s a certain emotion in what she’s trying to say that I felt needed to be brought to life. I played the guitar chords around that idea and the rest of the song sort of fell into place. I’ve recently been obsessed with trying to capture an organic sound while still being electronic and familiar with my previous releases. I feel this song really captures that” – says Bobby Love.
Bobby Love is the newest talent emerging from Toronto’s vibrant club scene; he cut his teeth performing at the city’s top venues. He began to build a reputation for his unique production style through his official remixes for MiC Lowry’s “Oh Lord”, Fjord’s “I Get It Now”, Felix Cartal’s “Get What You Give”, and Giorgio Moroder’s “Champagne, Secrets, & Chanel”. Additionally, his enthralling live sets opening for renowned DJs, such as Klingande, Wankelmut, Bakermat, Danny Howard, and Hannah Wants; has garnered him a dedicated fanbase around the globe. Bobby caught the attention of the global electronic music scene when Armin van Buuren’s imprint Armada Deep released his track “The Way You Look,” and ever since he has been on a steady rise. His 2018 single on Physical Presents, “Still” featuring Ben Stevenson, experienced immense viral success – it was premiered on the Huffington Post and was featured on over 30 music media outlets, including #3 on the Hype Machine. Love has since been building his resume with original releases like “Why” and “New Love,” setting himself up as one to be watched this year.
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Stream In Full: Lost Children – ‘Smokey Lounge House’ EP
Lost Children aka Ben Rebel and Qd Earl get back together to release the ‘Smokey Lounge House’ EP on the fast-rising label Diac Immortal Records. Clearly, their approach will impress you because this is the type of music that puts Deep House fans into a good mood. Besides, it’s no surprise “Lost Moments Feel It” features a strong influence of tribal music. This sound brings to mind images of a ritual dance in the middle of the jungle, or something like that. While the next track, “Jazzy Rebel Groove” offers a groove-driven melody that will get you dancing all night long. Particularly, it also feels kinda hypnotic. With this in mind, you can lose yourself in both superb tunes!
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