We caught up with Kye and Matt aka Gorgon City to chat a day in the life, working with Duke Dumont on their latest track ‘Real Life’ and where we can see them perform next…
Hey guys, how are you?
Great thanks, we’re coming to the end of a really busy summer, it’s been pretty non-stop for us. We’ve been playing at a lot of festivals, both with the live band and as DJ sets.
We’ve also been flying back and forth to Ibiza all summer with our residency at Amnesia!
What does a day in the life of you look like?
I guess when we’re on the road on tour, we never have a normal day. Sometimes we can be at festivals all day, and at clubs/parties all night, we’ll get in a couple hours sleep where we can, before we go to the next destination. We can sometimes spend whole days in airports and on flights/trains/tour buses. Its a pretty intense lifestyle, so when we’re not on tour, we try to be healthy, sleep normal hours, and treat the studio like a was a 9-5 job, to get a bit of normality back!
Your new track ‘Real Life’ has just dropped, what’s the inspo behind it?
We wrote the track with Naations and Duke Dumont. It’s about wanting real life & love, instead of the idealistic life that some people try and present to the world on social media.
How was it to work with Duke Dumont on the record?
Good. We’ve known him for a while.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?
Probably our favourite venue to play was Red Rocks, in Colorado. Its the most beautiful backdrop in the world to play at. It’s in the middle of the mountains near Denver, and is a natural amphitheatre made out of the volcanic rocks.
Who did you listen to growing up?
We were both really into drum’n’bass and jungle when we were teenagers. Also old garage. Even though we mainly make house music, we still have a big influence from all the old UK bass music.
What’s the last album you listened to all the way through?
Mura Masa‘s recent debut album. His production is so good.
What’s been your career highlight/proudest moment?
Probably dropping our first album. We’ve both been producing a long time and when you first see your album for sale in the shops for the first time, its a pretty surreal feeling
What advice do you have for aspiring artists trying to break into the industry?
Have patience. It takes a long time to learn a craft. You have to keep at it. Especially music production, it took me years to get any kind of result I was happy with.
Also, try and be original and stay true to the music you want to make. Too many people seem to follow musical trends just because they feel like they have to.
Where can we see you perform next?
We have a huge DJ tour coming up in Autumn, all across North America and Europe.
Its our biggest DJ tour we’ve ever done, so we’re excited!
In the UK leg of the tour, we’ll be playing Albert Hall in Manchester, Printworks in London, Motion in Bristol, and Boiler Shop, Newcastle
What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2017?
Releasing more music and we also have a weekly radio show that is syndicated to 75 radio networks over the world. You can also listen to our radios how online at mixcloud.com/gorgoncity
Listen to their latest track Primal Call right here