Gorgon City

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Gorgon City
Gorgon City at Glastonbury Festival 2014
Gorgon City at Glastonbury Festival 2014
Background information
OriginNorth London, England
Genres
Years active2012–present
Labels
Websitegorgoncity.com
Members
  • Kye "Foamo" Gibbon
  • Matt "RackNRuin" Robson-Scott

Gorgon City are an English electronic music production duo consisting of two North London producers Kye "Foamo" Gibbon and Matt "RackNRuin" Robson-Scott.[1] Their 2013 debut single "Real" peaked at number 44 on the UK Singles Chart. They are also well known for their 2014 single "Ready for Your Love", which reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. They are currently signed to the London-based record label Black Butter Records which is a division of Sony Music.

Music career[edit]

2012–13: Real EP[edit]

The duo's first collaboration The Crypt EP, featuring Navigator, Rubi Dan, and Janai, was released on 27 February 2012. One year later, on 17 February 2013, they collaborated with Yasmin for the lead track of the Real EP.[2] The song peaked at number 44 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the UK Indie Chart.

2013–14: Sirens[edit]

On 12 May 2013, they released "Intentions", featuring Clean Bandit. On 26 January 2014, they released "Ready for Your Love" featuring MNEK. The song is their highest-charting song to date, entering the UK Singles Chart at number four. On 23 March 2014, they released "There Is No Other Time", a collaborative single with indie rock group Klaxons.[3] On 26 May 2014, they released "Here for You", the third single from their debut studio album. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number seven. They produced Jess Glynne's single "Right Here", which was released on 6 July 2014. They remixed the song "Back 2 the Wild" by Basement Jaxx in August 2014 for the album Junto. The fourth single from their debut studio album, "Unmissable", premiered on MistaJam's 1Xtra show on 21 July 2014. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number nineteen. The album, Sirens was released on 6 October 2014 and peaked at number 10 on the UK Albums Chart.[4] A compilation album alongside Pete Tong, entitled All Gone Pete Tong and Gorgon City Miami 2015, was released on 22 March 2015. The compilation features two exclusive tracks from Gorgon City: "Sky High" and "The Terminal".[5]

2015–present: Escape[edit]

Escape is Gorgon City's second studio album, released on 10 August 2018. Revealed collaborations on the album were to be Vaults, Duke Dumont, Naations, Kamille, Ghosted, and D Double E.

At the beginning of 2015, shortly after releasing the last single from their debut studio album Sirens, "Go All Night" featuring vocals from Jennifer Hudson, they released a new single, which was called "Saving My Life", featuring vocals from musician ROMANS. This sparked much interest about the pair making more material for a second studio album.

A year later, in April 2016, they released the official audio of the lead single "All Four Walls", featuring vocals from British band Vaults. After releasing the single, the pair confirmed that their second studio album is to be titled Escape. Afterwards, "Impaired Vision", featuring vocals from Tink and Mikky Ekko was released. In between releasing the singles, promotional singles were also released: "Blue Parrot", "Doubts", and "Smoke". "Zoom Zoom" was released, featuring vocals from Wyclef Jean.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[6]
BEL (Fl)
[7]
Sirens 10 112
Escape[8]
  • Released: 10 August 2018
  • Format: Download, LP, CD
  • Label: Virgin EMI
45

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
The Crypt
  • Released: 27 February 2012
  • Format: Download
  • Label: Black Butter
Real
  • Released: 17 February 2013
  • Format: Download, CD
  • Label: Black Butter
Money
  • Released: 27 May 2016
  • Format: Download
  • Label: Crosstown Rebels
Grooves on the Vinyl
  • Released: 1 December 2017
  • Format: Download
  • Label: A REALM Records

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[6][9]
UK Dance
[10]
BEL
[7]
GER
[11]
IRE
[12]
NL
[13]
SCO
[14]
US
Dance
Club

[15]
US
Dance
Elec.

[16]
"Real"
(featuring Yasmin)
2013 44 9 30 Sirens
"Intentions"
(featuring Clean Bandit)
138 Non-album single
"Ready for Your Love"
(featuring MNEK)
2014 4 2 52 58 41 98 7 Sirens
"Here for You"
(featuring Laura Welsh)
7 2 62 48 86 7
"Unmissable"
(featuring Zak Abel)
19 5 71 16
"Go All Night"
(featuring Jennifer Hudson)
14 2 72 13 1 15
"Imagination"
(featuring Katy Menditta)
2015 194 39 76
"Saving My Life"
(featuring RØMANS)
92 22 97 Non-album single
"All Four Walls"
(featuring Vaults)
2016 85 21 10 29 Escape
"Real Life"
(with Duke Dumont featuring Naations)
2017 31 9 67 70
[18]
31
"Go Deep"
(with Kamille and Ghosted)
2018
"Hear That"
(featuring D Double E)
"One Last Song"[19]
(featuring JP Cooper and Yungen)
"Lick Shot"[20] 2019 Non-album singles
"Delicious"[21]
"Go Slow"[22]
(with Kaskade and Roméo)
1 22
"Elizabeth Street"[23]
"There for You"
(with MK)[24]
99 1 14
"Baggage"
(with Gryffin and AlunaGeorge)[25]
32 Gravity
"Nobody"
(with DRAMA)[26]
2020 Non-album singles
"House Arrest"
(with Sofi Tukker)[27]
21
"Free Myself"
(with Yousef featuring Evabee)[28]
TBA
"Burning"
(featuring Evan Giia)[29]
Non-album single
"Alive"
(with PAX)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance
Club

[15]
"The Crypt"
(featuring Navigator and Rubi Dan)
2012 Non-album single
"Lover Like You"
(featuring Katy B)
2014 Sirens
"Blue Parrot" 2016 Non-album single
"Impaired Vision"
(featuring Tink and Mikky Ekko)
"Doubts"
"Smoke"
"Zoom Zoom"
(featuring Wyclef Jean)
"Smile"
(featuring Elderbrook)
35
"Primal Call" 2017
"Motorola" 2018
"Roped In" 2019

Production credits[edit]

Song Year Artist Album
"Right Here" 2014 Jess Glynne I Cry When I Laugh
"Blood on My Hands" 2015 Chris Brown Royalty International – EP
"Nothing Really Matters" 2020 Tiesto, Becky Hill The London Sessions

Remixes[edit]

Song Year Artist
"Get By" 2012 Delta Heavy
"We've Only Just Begun" Michael Woods
(featuring Ester Dean)
"For My Sins" Jess Mills
"Nightingale" Clean Bandit
"Back 2 the Wild" 2013 Basement Jaxx
"First Day" Walden
"Hideaway" 2014 Kiesza
"Knock You Out" Bingo Players
"Say You Love Me" Jessie Ware
"Hopelessly Coping" 2015 Wilkinson
(featuring Thabo)
"Sacred Dance of the Demon" 2016 Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons
"I Would Like" Zara Larsson
"Blame" 2017 Zeds Dead & Diplo
(featuring Elliphant)
"Blackbird" Joeski
"Know My Ting" Ghetts
(featuring Shakka)
"Say Less" Dillon Francis
(featuring G-Eazy)
"Hell to the Liars" London Grammar
"Feel My Needs" 2018 Weiss
"Poseidon" 2019 Local Dialect
"Deeper" Todd Edwards and Sinden
"Lie Machine" Davi
"Moving Blind"[30] 2020 Sonny Fedora and Dom Dolla
"Lie For You"[31] Snakehips
(featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Davido)
"So Hooked on Your Love"[32] Selace

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Intentions" did not chart on the Ultratop's Belgian Flanders Single's Chart, but it did chart at number 88 on the Ultratip chart, the top-100 songs which haven't made the Ultratop 50.
  • B ^ "Ready for Your Love" did not chart on the Ultratop's Belgian Flanders Single's Chart, but it did chart at number 2 on the Ultratip chart, the top-100 songs which haven't made the Ultratop 50.
  • C ^ "Here for You" did not chart on the Ultratop's Belgian Flanders Single's Chart, but it did chart at number 69 on the Ultratip chart, the top-100 songs which haven't made the Ultratop 50.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Gorgon City - About | Facebook
  2. ^ Gorgon City – Free listening, concerts, stats, & pictures at Last.fm. Last.fm
  3. ^ "Klaxons have announced some things about their new single". Popjustice. 3 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Gorgon City - New Album". Amazon.com. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ "All Gone Pete Tong & Gorgon City Miami 2015". Defected Records. 19 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Gorgon City | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Discografie Gorgon City". Ultratop.
  8. ^ Bein, Kat (10 August 2018). "Gorgon City Keep UK Garage Alive With 'Escape' LP: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 11 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  9. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 26.03.2016 (wk12)". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  10. ^ Peak positions for the Dance singles in the UK:
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Gorgon City". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  12. ^ For peak chart positions in Ireland
  13. ^ "Discografie Gorgon City". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ Peak positions for the singles in Scotland:
  15. ^ a b "Gorgon City Chart History: Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Gorgon City Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  17. ^ a b c d e "BRIT Certifid - bpi". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  18. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  19. ^ Manganiello, Anthony (4 August 2018). "Gorgon City release dancehall-tinged single, 'One Last Song'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  20. ^ Hymo, Josh (23 January 2019). "Gorgon City ring in 2019 with new club track, 'Lick Shot'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 27 January 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  21. ^ Stack, Chris (26 March 2019). "Gorgon City release seductive music video for club-ready 'Delicious' track". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Go Slow – Single by Gorgon City, Kaskade & ROMÉO". iTunes Store. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  23. ^ Bain, Katie (3 July 2019). "Gorgon City continues its hot streak with darkly hypnotic 'Elizabeth Street': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  24. ^ "There For You – Single by Gorgon City & MK". Apple Music. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  25. ^ Goldenberg, Ross (19 September 2019). "Gryffin taps Gorgon City and AlunaGeorge for final album single, 'Baggage', shares Gravity, Pt. 2 release date". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 20 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Nobody – Single by Gorgon City & Drama". Apple Music. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  27. ^ "House Arrest – Single by Sofi Tukker & Gorgon City". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  28. ^ "Free Myself (feat. EVABEE) - Single by Yousef & Gorgon City". Apple Music. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  29. ^ Sweeney, Farrell (20 September 2020). "Gorgon City and EVAN GIIA release addictive new single, 'Burning'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 30 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  30. ^ Sani, Niko (21 August 2020). "Gorgon City rework Sonny Fodera and Dom Dolla's 'Moving Blind'". EDM.com. Archived from the original on 29 August 2020. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  31. ^ "Lie for You (Gorgon City Remix) [feat. A Boogie wit da Hoodie & Davido] - Single by Snakehips & Jess Glynne on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  32. ^ "So Hooked on Your Lovin (Gorgon City Remix) - Single by Selace on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 November 2020.

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