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.
Apollo Xo Unveils New Masterpiece “Haunted” Via Bang This
Apollo Xo is here with a new impressive banger “Haunted.” The Chicago-based DJ and music producer is ready to unveil this masterpiece via Bang This.
His mighty signature sound and style that blends elements from a wide arrange of musical genres, cited as influences, doesn’t stick to only one style but merges them all creating a powerful and unique sound that shouldn’t be missed.
With important milestones in the recent past, like sharing the stage with leading names in the Electronic music world like DJ Snake, Diplo, and Kaskade; as well as, performing at top-tier clubs around the US, this DJ shows no signs of slowing down, introducing new hard-hitting bangers and spectacular performances.
“Haunted” starts off with an uplifting vocal melody and synth line, growling underlying bass lines, and a powerful shuffled beat; it’s safe to say this track showcases Apollo Xo’s sound to the core.
The big staggering synths in the release join the mysterious vibes of the filtered pads and sonic elements that build the soundscape, creating a powerful sound, as this Deep House journey moves along maintaining its mysterious nature but hitting hard and providing an unmissable listening experience.
The final intense release lights up the party, as the nostalgic vocals and its infectious melody guide the track home.
Apollo Xo’s release schedule surely promises more smashing hits that will keep his name high on the list of DJs to follow.
Make sure to stay up to date with Apollo Xo’s releases and live performances, which continue to display his talent and skills.
“Haunted” is out now via Bang This and available in all major online stores and streaming platforms.
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Momento Finds Some Musical Inspiration In Ibiza — ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ EP
Momento is a fresh new duo formed by two up & coming Australian producers. Formed over a few late nights and early mornings in Ibiza, they bring outstanding productions inspired by the sights and sounds of the paradisiacal destination.
Momento brings this sound and showcases some of the world’s most scenic locations with a series of live sets featuring all their own original productions and amazing locations.
Their aptly named debut EP ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ encapsulates that sound and feel that makes The White Island such a special place. The first track of the EP is called “Dusk Till Dawn” and captures the sound of the sunset slowly fading into the sky. “The Light” is the next one that harnesses a more club-ready vibe you would experience when the sun sets and dawn approaches.
Some of the biggest international names in the House/Techno scene are already supporting this EP and it won’t be long before you hear more from the duo. ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ was released on 43 Degrees Records on April 28th and is available on Beatport, Traxsource & Spotify.
To follow their musical journey through some of the world’s most scenic locations check out their YouTube channel.
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Life Is Better With Deep House, Hear Chris Padin’s “Losing My Mind”
Chris Padin is responsible for an ear-catching production thanks to his collaboration with Georgia Rose. Check out “Losing My Mind,” the Deep House rhythm and beat all work in tandem to get you through a bad day.
Certainly, dance music is a powerful remedy for a better life. It continues to invigorate souls dealing with stress.
As proof, “Losing My Mind” is a perfect track you won’t want to miss due to the powerful, diva-esque vocals and its great groove that recalls classic hits. In fact, the New York-based DJ/producer is accustomed to creating dancefloor killers.
Almost every masterpiece under his command finds its way into breaking records. Previous singles like “Hold Me Closer” and “Alpha” have amassed half a million streams in a short period of time.
On the other hand, coincidence or not, the lyrics enter in tune with Valentine’s Day in a passionate form. Clearly, “Losing My Mind” talks about those feelings when you’re magnetically attracted to someone.
Be ready to be musically possessed when the hard-hitting four-on-the-floor formula drops in the club. Harmonies and basslines are very pleasing to the more mature and refined house ear as well.
By next March, Chris Padin will bring you more delicious deep jams via Kibbutz Records and Ensis Records. Stay tuned!