Gorgon City

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Gorgon City
Gorgon City Glastonbury Festival 2014 by neal whitehouse piper.jpg
Gorgon City at Glastonbury Festival 2014
Background information
Origin North London, England, United Kingdom
Genres
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Website gorgoncity.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 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 independent label Black Butter Records.

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 second 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 third 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 set to be Gorgon City's second studio album. It is set to be released in 10 August 2018. Revealed collaborations on the album so far are set 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, entitled Sirens, which was "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 titled Escape. Afterwards, "Impaired Vision", featuring vocals from Tink and Mikky Ekko was released. In between releasing the singles, promotional singles were also released, entitled "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: Digital download, LP
  • Label: Virgin EMI
45

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
The Crypt
  • Released: 27 February 2012
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Black Butter
Real
  • Released: 17 February 2013
  • Format: Digital download, CD
  • Label: Black Butter
Money
  • Released: 27 May 2016
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Crosstown Rebels
Grooves on the Vinyl
  • Released: 1 December 2017
  • Format: Digital 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]
"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
"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 Escape
"Real Life"
(with Duke Dumont featuring Naations)
2017 31 9 67 70
[16]
31
"Go Deep"
(with Kamille and Ghosted)
2018
"Hear That"
(featuring D Double E)
"One Last Song"[17]
(featuring JP Cooper and Yungen)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"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)
"Primal Call" 2017
"Motorola" 2018

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

Remixes[edit]

2018
  • Weiss (UK) — "Feel My Needs" (Gorgon City Remix)[18]

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. 2014-02-03.
  4. ^ "Gorgon City - New Album". Amazon.com. 2014-09-01. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  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 (2018-08-10). "Gorgon City Keep UK Garage Alive With 'Escape' LP: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-08-11. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  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 c "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  16. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ "Feel My Needs (Gorgon City Remix) by Weiss (UK) on Spotify". Spotify. Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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