Gorgon City (formed 2012)
Gorgon City are an electronic act from London who rose to fame with their song 'Ready for Your Love' featuring MNEK.
Formation: Producers Kye "Foamo" Gibbon and Matt "RackNRuin" Robson-Scott formed Gorgon City in 2012. Both artists in their own right, they united to sign to Black Butter Records.
Career: Gorgon City released debut EP 'The Crypt' in 2012 featuring Navigator, Rubi Dan and Janai. 'Real' EP was released the following year, with the title single featuring featuring Yasmin becoming their first chart entry. That year they also collaborated with Clean Bandit on 'Intentions'.
'Ready for Your Love' was unveiled in 2014 and hit the UK charts at number 4; number 2 in the Dance Chart. The teamed up with Klaxons on 'There Is No Other Time'.
Debut album 'Sirens' was released in 2014 and also featured the singles 'Here for You' ft. Laura Welsh, 'Unmissable' ft. Zak Abel, 'Go All Night' ft. Jennifer Hudson and 'Imagination' ft. Katy Menditta.
More work included producing Jess Glynne's 'Right Here' and remixing Basement Jaxx's 'Back 2 the Wild'.
'All Gone Pete Tong and Gorgon City Miami 2015' is compilation album with Pete Tong, with original Gorgon City songs 'Sky High' and 'The Terminal'.
Bringing Ibiza to a field just outside Liverpool, Creamfields was back again, with a plethora of headline disc jockeys, showcasing Creamfields as the powerhouse of UK-electronic festivals. With as many headline acts and big room DJs as Ibiza, the only thing the Daresbury site cannot guarantee is the Mediterranean weather, though after years of being unfortunate to receive bad weather on a biblical scale, it was about time the festival punters fell serendipitously to some great weather.
Everything about the festival now seems augmented, revamped, rejuvenated and seemingly reinvigorated. Both outside stages, the tents, and the brand new 15,000 capacity mega arena seemed to have massively upped the ante, with grade A lighting and theatre to match the quality of the artists orchestrating their crowd below. Whilst stage hopping is very accessible, the frustrating part of Creamfields is down to the embarrassment of riches they portray in the artists they book, which any regular Glastonbury reveller will tell you is the most vexing part of the festival - missing artists you want to see.
Despite being a three-day festival, Saturday is the main attraction, as tents stay open long into the morning, providing that Ibiza like mentality. From 5pm-4am, the choices were overwhelming and this was the crowds' predicament. Annie Mac or Dannie Howard? Above And Beyond or Armin van Buuren? Chemical Brothers, Avicii or Jooris Voorn? Maya Jane Coles, Laidback Luke or Hot since 82? Alesso, Seth Troxler, Pete Tong or Steve Angello? Knife Party or Gorgon City? The set clashes were inevitable, though the positive outcome to this is that the stages never seem chaotically rammed to the extent of ruining the music and atmosphere, like with the Swedish House Mafia in 2011.
Continue reading: Creamfields Festival 2015 Live Review
The popstar will be joined by headliners Rudimental and McBusted from August 28th - 30th.
None other than Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber will be headlining Birmingham's Fusion Festival this Summer, performing for the event's first ever Friday opening on August 28th 2015 as it becomes a 3-day event for the very first time.
Fusion Festival with Vimto will mark an exclusive UK performance for the award-winning, record-breaking popstar, whose last performance in the country was in 2013 as part of his Believe World Tour. He'll be facing 50,000 festival goers at Cofton Park in Birmingham, alongside Saturday and Sunday's respective headliners Rudimental and McBusted.
New additions add to the excitement of this already highly anticipated Nottingham festival.
No Tomorrow Festival 2015 welcomes a handful of further additions to their already exciting line-up; Milky Chance, Gorgon City and Nick Mulvey are the latest to join the ever-growing bill for Nottingham's most unmissable weekend of the Summer.
They will be joining with the likes of already announced artists James Bay, John Newman, Jessie Ware and MNEK for the second year of No Tomorrow Festival, which is taking place at Nottingham's Wollaton Park from June 6th to 7th. Other new announcements were SOAK, Karen Harding, JP Cooper, Zak Abel, My Nu Leng, Justin Martin and Grades.
Expect some extraordinary upcoming talent from one of the festival's most diverse showcases.
Austin's 2015 SXSW Festival draws ever nearer, with a line-up already rich in upcoming talent and vibrant diversity. There's something for everyone at this iconic citywide musical celebration, and nothing encompasses that more than Hype Machine's Hype Hotel Presented by Feed the Beat spot.
Hype Hotel is set to return to SXSW for 2015
Now heading into its fourth year, we can expect Hype Hotel to be full of yet more talented new bands and artists for 2015. Selected by a variety of different music blogs, the line-up is awash with the very best of all genres including indie, rock, pop, electronic, rap and R&B, who entertain fans of different ages and cultures for five days during the event, which this year takes place from March 17th to 22nd.
It feels like a lifetime since the Gorgons rocked our world with 'Ready For Your Love', the collaboration with MNEK that continued our re-emerging love affair with the skeletal, bomping house of the early 90s. One of those songs that never felt like it was getting old, it's hardly a surprise that it's made it onto on 'Sirens', the début album from the producers whose daytime names are Kyle Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott.
They probably won't thank us for the label, but it's hard not to make comparisons to Disclosure, another relatively anonymous duo who owe a debt to the club vibes of 20th century. The differences between this and their album 'Settle' are in the margins, but present however. Both are impossibly slick, almost flawless, but whilst it was apparent that the Lawrence brothers were ready to take a few risks, 'Sirens' is so smooth it's almost featureless, constantly returning to a lexicon that predictably features wanting to be in love/being in love/being back out of love in what eventually feels like endless rotation.
Not that the boys don't have some pulling power: along with MNEK, the guest list here features Katy B, Jennifer Hudson and Maverick Sabre, amongst others. Of this big-hitting roster it's the latter which gets the best deal, dousing both 'Coming Home' and 'Hard On Me' with that rusty trademark squawk, his fractured pipes dragging some much needed soul from the source material. Misses Hudson and B are, in contrast, mutually left with some up front but fairly generic house workouts on 'Go All Night' and 'Lover Like You' respectively, marquee signings that could've both done with something that showcased their depth a little more.
Continue reading: Gorgon City - Sirens Album Review
With just hours until thousands of people flock to Portsmouth and Southampton for their annual ferry trip to the Isle of Wight Festival, it's time to look ahead to the first big event in the summer festival calendar.
Twelve years since the festival was resurrected, organiser John Giddings has steered Isle of Wight from strength to strength. With around 60,000 punters travelling to the Island, it's not just Seaclose Park that's transformed for the weekend, there's a real community spirit that's evident as buses wind their way towards the festival site. Past years have seen a surprise appearance from Kanye West for Jay-Z's headline set, rock royalty like Jagger, McCartney and Neil Young take to the main stage, and bands such as the Foo Fighters casually chatting to fans on the car ferry. This year looks like it will live up to the festival's reputation without a repeat of 2012's well-publicised mud bath. Although there's perhaps not many surprises on the line-up, there's still plenty to look forward to.
The top twelve to watch from June 12:
Boy George: If you're arriving early, the former Culture Club front man is headlining the Thursday night festivities. But far from a nostalgia act, George is touring his first album of original material in 18 years. He's embraced DJ culture and is likely to put on an impressive show whether he's behind the turntable or the microphone.
Continue reading: Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Preview
It was another successful year in Brighton for The Great Escape.
Brighton's Great Escape Festival took place over the weekend and, as the UK's largest street festival, gave music fans a very enjoyable weekend as it does every year. Over 400 acts played, giving the punters chance to see plenty of acts; be it established acts such as Example, These New Puritans, Pulled Apart By Horses and Twin Atlantic, or newer artists such as Gnarwolves, Big Ups, Circa Waves, Prides, MØ and Brawlers. This gave the festival goers a chance to see some old favourites, as well as check out the new talent.
Nu-rave heroes Klaxons played a secret show on Thursday at midnight in The Warren, a 400 capacity venue, giving their fans a chance to see them in a smaller setting than usual. Klaxons expressed their love of the festival, saying that they enjoyed coming as fans just to see bands. They're especially keen on the intimacy of the festival: 'They've got people right in front of your face; it's brilliant, the connection. You can look people in the eye and they're not miles away'. The band played a mixture of both old songs and new ones that they haven't had chance to play live yet. Co-vocalist and keyboardist James Righton showed his enthusiasm for the new songs saying he couldn't wait to play 'Show Me A Miracle'.
Continue reading: The Great Escape Festival 2014: Which Bands Shone Brightest?