North London producers Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott are two well renowned beat makers in their own rights, whom both have spent countless hours poring through their grimy jungle/house influences and carving up the stages of Ibiza. A few years ago, they decided to combine their fabled powers and form the duo Gorgon City. In Greek mythology, a Gorgon is a female creature with serpents for hair and able to turn to stone anyone who looks at them. Well these new Medusas of British electronica have the power to turn anyone who hears them into a dancefloor party.
The lads first outing together was The Crypt EP released in February 2012. Almost a year later they bounced out their Real EP, with the loungey title track featuring fellow Brit Yasmin on vocals, opening Gorgon City up to a wider audience. After releasing a standalone single with Clean Bandit, Ready for Your Love is the next big release for the pair.
Opening with atmospheric synths and deep, sexy hums, the track is immediately enticing. Featuring the honeyed tones of MNEK, who has collaborated with the likes of Far East Movement, Duke Dumont and Rudimental – who Gorgon City have toured with – the Grammy nominated singer/songwriter adds a large measure of soul to the slick production. There is an undeniable 90’s influence to the track, and it’s hard not to notice some similarities to fellow Englishmen Disclosure, particularly with the progressive house drops into each chorus. MNAK saunters through the lyrics, a tale of love, desperation and escapism, ever “ready for the start of something new”.
Ready for Your Love may well prove to be the track that launches Gorgon City’s international career, with the lads on the brink of a tour of Australia with the Future Music Festival. The catchy concoction of tight drum machines and synth layering is sure to turn even the stoniest audience members into joyous dancing machines. The lads have just begun to scratch the surface, and many house-heads will be awaiting their first album with much anticipation. Their next move is a collaborative track on Klaxons’ upcoming album, which is also set to feature Erol Alkan, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers, proving they’re already in amongst the big boys of electronic production.