Music Tea w/ Gorgon City

An overseas deep house duo consisting of music producers Foamo, aka Kye Gibbon- and Rack N Ruin, aka Matt Robson-Scott, Gorgon City burst on the dance music scene two years ago with the release of their romping Real’ EP. The electric title track became a moderate hit in the U.K,. but after gaining a huge live show following as well as a hit with follow-up single, “Intentions,” Gorgon City truly out themselves on the dance music map. 

The destructive duo followed up success  last year with their first fill length album, Sirens, as well as an accompanying remix album, in which both sets proved to be a deep house buffet of beats topped with an A-List roster of vocalists, including MNEK, Katy B, Erik Hassle, and one Ms. Jennifer Hudson, who owns it as one of the recent best deep house tracks to ever grace headphones-the vivacious and uplifting, “Go All Night.” 

Tomorrow night, the overseas beat masters will be taking the stage at Union Transfer for an evening that will is guaranteed to be packed with a live music punch that only these groovy gentlemen are known to deliver. Philly Mixtape had the esteemed chance to break a few music tea mugs with Gorgon City before that they take over Union Transfer tomorrow night, and the duo spilled about what their Philly fans can expect from their anticipated show, what the future of dance music will hold, and just what it was like to be in the oh, so fabulous presence of Ms. Hudson. 

Step onto the Gorgon City deep house dance floor below. 

PM-Kicking our music tea off, what was it like to work with the lovely Jennifer Hudson on both the song and city nightlife wrapped video for your blockbuster single, “Go All Night?” 

GC-She is incredible. Her voice is so powerful and great to work with in the studio. It was all quite crazy for us, to work with someone so famous and talented. We’ll never forget the day in Brooklyn when we recreated a 90s house club in NYC! 

PM-What will you be gentlemen be treating your Philly fans to once what you take the stage tomorrow night?

GC-We’re bringing our biggest live show yet on this tour. We have our full live band along with our 2 singers, Lulu & Josh. It’s going to be big!

PM-Will you guys be able to check out Philly while you’re here? 

GC-Not sure yet.It all depends when we arrive! I grew up skating and always dreamed of skating Love Park, so would be cool to check out the skate scene…


PM-Are they are any artists out there you’re just dying to work with? 

GC- We’d love to work with George Ezra, and also Rae Strummurd.

PM-Where do you guys see deep house going maybe, ten, twenty years from now? 

GCHouse music will never go away! It is global and its’ tempo is naturally infectious – whether the current sound will continue won’t affect the future of house music in general.

PM-You guys ready for that new Adele album to drop? 

GC-Yes! She is a British treasure and we can’t wait to have her back.

PM-One last music tea spill, what would you say to a young deep house music producer who was just starting out in the crazy business? 

GC-Prepare for a lot of mad people and a lot of difficult things to deal with. It’s a lot of fun but can all be a bit too much sometimes! But still do it because it’s all worthwhile! 

For tickets to tomorrow night’s show, dance your life right away right here



Mixtape Music News/Music Video Edition

Rita Ora/Chris Brown/”Body on Me”

You just have to watch at least once. 

One Direction/”Drag Me Down” 

Their first video as a quartet without Geri Halliwell! Oops, Zayn Malik! 

Bryson Tiller/”Don’t” 

If this up-and-comer snatched Drake’s attention…you know something‘s up. 

Brooke Candy/”Rubber Band Stacks” 

You must watch this video right now. Even if you don’t like the song. 

Gorgon City/Romans/”Saving My Life”

Live that music festival life with dazzling dance production duo, Gorgon City. By the way, they’ll be playing in Philly this November. It’s officially time to get exited for fall. 

Luna Aura/”Dancing With Your Ghost” 

Lace up those skates and roll with Ms. Aura in her cheeky clip. 

Ciara/”Dance Like We’re Making Love”

The best video of the summer that you’re definitely not watching because it’s Ciara. 




5 Reasons Why You Should Be Turning Up the Volume on Gorgon City at All Times

You guys may have noticed that over the past few weeks, the site has had a couple of nip/tucks because we truly want to serve up nothing but the best music and material for you guys. Since the launch on Facebook eight months ago, there have been quite a number of columns featured, but sadly, only three of those (‘Must Listen Monday,’ ‘Rewerk Wednesday’ and ‘Forgot About Friday’) original columns have made it to the final, final, final round. That either means I’m just a big music bitch, or we just want to get down to what you like.  Last November, we launched our ‘5 Reasons Why’ segment (to 5 reasons why we didn’t watch the Wendy Williams/Lifetime produced Aaliyah biopic…you guys remember that one?) and guess what, you guys really, really like it! So, to celebrate all of the music truth that we’ve been candidly serving up these past few months, we are going to be giving you guys ‘5 reasons why’ realness all…week…long. Think you can handle the music truth? We bet you can, especially when we kick it off in the best way possible, by dishing out the delectable ditties put together by UK dance duo, Gorgon City. 

Just to school you guys on the British beat providers real quick, Gorgon City is a deep house duo who formed when two North London-based producers — Foamo, aka Kye Gibbon, and Rack N Ruin, aka Matt Robson-Scott — linked up to werk together in 2012. After a year of recording, their big break came in February ’13 with the release of their arousing ‘Real’ EP. The throbbing title track became a moderate hit in the U.K. and that summer, they served up their blazing single, “Intentions,” and after a small and very successful world tour, Gorgon City put themselves on the music map. 

This past weekend, the dynamic duo performed at this year’s Coachella festival, and they brought absolutely nothing but pure music fire. While Gorgon City isn’t known too well stateside (yet), Philly Mixtape has been turning up the volume on their music for quite a while now, and you music kids most certainly should as well…and you guessed it….we’ve got 5 reasons why. Go. 


1.Their debut set, ‘Sirens,’ will give you life….

Last year, one of Philly Mixtape’s favorite albums of the year was ‘Sirens,’ the incredible full-length studio set from the UK beat boys. From its shimmering start to its glorious finish, ‘Sirens’ has all the makings of not only a great dance record, but one that will simply give you life. The best part is that each track contains a hot guest vocalist spot, so you never know what you’re going to get…and the risk certainly pays off. Whether on opener, “Coming Home” with Maverick Sabre, the vibed out, “Here For You,” featuring Laura Welsh, or “Go All Night,” which features an-out-of-this-world vocal performance by Ms. Jennifer Hudson, each track is a candy-coated deep house disco dream. But, if there is one song that is all wrapped in music truth and then some, it’s “Lover Like You,” a dazzling after hours club groove featuring luscious vocals by UK dance diva, Katy B. The tantalizing tune will dive down deep into your music soul, take you on quite a ride, and now that the weather is turning into all things fabulous, this track and any other track on ‘Sirens’ will do just fine…and then some. 

2.Their ‘Sirens’ remix album will ALSO give you life….

If the original ‘Sirens’ heat wasn’t enough, the disco-licious duo have just released an accompanying remix album. While nothing will ever come close to comparing to the original, it’s still a fine piece of music werk. Included are a handful of remixes of ‘Sirens’ cuts, “Go All Night,” “Imagination,” “Ready For Your Love,” and they’ve also included their musical retelling of “Hideway” by Ms. Kiesza, who will also be featured this week as we get down with 5 reasons why business all week. To check out the rest of the ‘Sirens’ remix set, go right here

3.They’re blowing up everywhere in the world…except here….

Now, not to throw shade at the music we get down to stateside…but…sometimes I just want to cut a bitch when it comes to what radio plays these days.Why? Well, it seems as if there are so many talented overseas artists who blow up all over the globe…except for here in the U.S., and Gorgon City is certainly one of those artists. In their native UK, GC have charted hit-after-hit single, destroyed album sales and are quite a music force to be reckoned with. Here? Not so much…and I have no fucking clue why. Compared to the rest of the um, music that radio seems to make its bitch, Gorgon City’s tracks are a breath of fresh air and rightfully deserve some stateside music lovin.’ 

4.They are musically tight with Ms. JHud….

As mentioned above, Gorgon City and Ms. Hud hooked up to deliver “Go All Night,” a shimmering slice of straight up disco ball heaven. However, that’s not all the tanatlizing trio have cooked up, Gorgon also produced a rewire of Andrea Martin’s “I Still Love You,” for Jennifer’s last album, (the VASTLY overlooked), JHud. The rewire is absolutely the truth, and will grip at your disco strings until the end of all music eternity. Hey, if a talent like Jennifer is linking up with these badass boys, you know it MUST be all good…..and it most certainly is when it comes to this ‘JHud’ thunder….

5.They are also musically tight with MNEK…..

Another UK artist who Philly Mixtape will be giving ‘5 reasons why’ life to this week is dazzling UK singer, MNEK. The 22-year-old crooner has been making big music waves as a singer and a songwrite, and he ‘s as well as slaying backup vocals for Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ tune, “Living For Love,” which is certainly not too shabby. Gorgon City is also quite tight with the singer, as MNEK appeared on the standout ‘Sirens’ cut, ‘Ready For Your Love.’ The scorching sonnet became a huge hit for both acts, further cementing their sizzling music status. Are you turning up the volume on Gorgon City yet?