Gorgon City On Debut Album ‘Sirens’, The UK House Scene & Working With Jennifer Hudson, Kiesza & MNEK: Interview
For well over a year, UK duo Gorgon City have been steadily releasing one stellar house banger after another, beginning with 2013’s “Real” (featuring Yasmin) and “Intentions” (a pair-up with Clean Bandit), and carrying into 2014 with the MNEK-featuring anthem “Ready For Your Love,” “Here For You” with Laura Welsh on vocals and their latest, “Unmissable.” The latter was co-written by fellow British hit-maker James Napier, aka “Jimmy Napes,” and features the soulful crooning of UK newcomer Zak Abel.
Gorgon City recently announced their debut album Sirens (out October 7 — pre-order on iTunes), which comes packed with even more high-profile features, including Jennifer Hudson, Katy B and Erik Hassle. Ahead of the release, Matt Robson-Scott and Kye Gibbon, who make up the duo, stopped by Idolator’s studio to talk about their first LP and the growing resurgence in UK house music.
“Everyone’s sort of helping each other out, whether it’s feedback or producing tracks or collaborating” Gibbon says of Gorgon City’s contemporaries like Disclosure, Jess Glynne and Route 94.
Robson-Scott adds that the summer festival season helps breed the collaborative nature with Gorgon City and their peers. “Everyone’s just having a good time and talking about music,” he notes. “And everyone’s really happy for each other and wants to help each other…get bigger in other territories, like in America and stuff. It’s really cool — it feels like a pretty exciting time for British music.”
Matt and Kye also gave us a bit of insight to recent hits like “Ready For Your Love” and “Here For You,” as well as their collaborations with Jennifer Hudson (her Sirens track “Go All Night,” for instance, originally had co-writer Kiesza on vocals) and Katy B.
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