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REVIEW: Gorgon City - Grooves On The Vinyl EP out on REALM / Universal Music

Highly acclaimed UK duo Gorgon City have unveiled their new 4-track EP, titled ‘Grooves On the Vinyl’ on their REALM imprint, with early club support from the likes of Adam Beyer, Richy Ahmed, John Digweed & Claptone set for release on 1st December. To accompany this they’ve revealed the final destinations on their KINGDON 2018 tour which will see Kye and Matt perform in Dublin, Belfast, Leeds, Birmingham, Berlin, Stockholm, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania and Helsinki, plus an exclusive live show at Brixton Academy on 31st March. 

The REALM label, the platform for their more club focused tracks and underground sounds marks an exciting chapter in Gorgon City’s highly successful career so far, with the ‘Grooves on the Vinyl’ EP showcasing their diverse and dynamic production skills across the release. 

Utilising hypnotic chords and a rumbling bassline on EP opener ‘Get Together’, the duo launch into a more rugged and minimalistic style on EP titled track ‘Grooves on the Vinyl.’ The production, which also receives a crackling remix from Paul Woolford (aka Special Request) sees the former Space resident use a ruff vocal interjection to break up his driven loop. Closing the EP with ‘Trouble’, Gorgon City lace the track with electronica synths and echoing vocals. 

Having established themselves as one of the most in-demand acts in the industry, Gorgon City have enjoyed stellar success over the past 5-years thanks to their unique blend of bass-driven house music and addictive vocals. The British pair have developed a huge international presence and recently finished one of their biggest sold out UK & N.America KINGDOM tours (over 30,000 tickets). Shows aside, they set the bar high with their first REALM release ‘Primal Call’ hitting #1 in the BBC Radio 1 specialist chart after been named Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest record in the world’.

The ‘Grooves on the Vinyl’ EP is set for release on Friday 1st December.

Gorgon City Presents KINGDOM UK & EU 2018
Fri, March 9th Tallinn Estonia     Kultuurikatel
Sat, March 10th Vilnius Lithuania    Art Factory Loftas
Fri, March 16th Cluj Napoca Romania    Form
Sat, March 17th Bucharest Romania     World Trade Centre
Thu, March 22nd   Belfast UK Limelight
Fri, March 23rd Dublin UK District 8
Thu, March 29th   Leeds UK The Church
Thu, March 29th   Birmingham   UK Crane
Sat, March 31st London UK o2 Brixton Academy
Fri, April 6th Berlin Germany      Prince Charles
Fri, April 13th Stockholm Sweden    Slakthuset
Sat, April 14th Helsinki Finland    The Circus

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
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 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Gorgon City always impress with their top notch productions of old school flavoured house grooves, bouncy basslines and hypnotic rhythm. Grooves on the vinyl is super clever playful bouncy bass heavy house smasher with thumping stylish grooves and infectious rap style vocals that work like a treat and elevate the track to a higher plane of perfection and beyond. Paul Woolford injects even heavier dark and moody tech house bassline with female vocal sample rather than the original vocal and fat dark distorted bassline on the drop. Trouble is moody tech house with rolling funky electro touched basslines, swinging grooves and nice atmosphere. Minimal arrangement with less is more ethos. Lastly Get Together adopts playful grooves, wobbly basslines and trancy synthy hook along with melodramatic strings. The melodic breakdown is Ibiza infused truly sunkissed and optimistic. Absolutely on the spot EP! #PureGold Love It [/content]

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