Back in the day, I used to keep every flyer from every rave I went to. Nowadays, I go to so many shows that I don’t keep track of them, and if I’m being really honest, they all start to bleed together unless they’re truly exceptional. Gorgon City’s live show last October is seared in my memory cause it was easily one of two flawless shows I saw in 2018.
I’m a pretty good mix of rock and rave when I think back on all the shows I’ve gone to. So when an electronic act can create an amazing live experience, I’m SOLD. And that’s exactly what Gorgon City did with their energy, dancing, and vocalists! They were impeccable, and if I didn’t hear the singers breathing between measures, I may have come to the incorrect conclusion that it was pre-recorded.
Multi-faceted producers Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott make up the Gorgon City experience and they just dropped their latest underground offering, “Lick Shot”. The slick new track launched on their REALM imprint, and it’s sure to be a hit with its pounding bassline. “Lick Shot” follows the duo’s previous releases on the label, including “Grooves on the Vinyl,” “Motorola” and “Primal Call,” picking up support from dance music heavyweights including Adam Beyer, Richy Ahmed, John Digweed (SWOON!), Claptone, The Black Madonna, CamelPhat and Nicole Moudaber.
Fresh off the back of a 2018 North American tour supporting sophomore album, Escape, Gorgon City will return to the U.S. this spring with eagerly anticipated live sets at Coachella on Friday, April 12 and Friday, April 19. The duo first brought their live show to the festival in 2015, which cemented Gorgon City’s status as a “must-see” act and credited the duo for taking live performance elements of electronic music to new heights. Gorgon City will also perform at Hangout Music Festival on May 19 in Alabama and Michigan’s Electric Forest festival on June 28. Check out our recaps of Hangout Music Festival 2018 and the life-changing experience of Electric Forest 2018.
After dancing my face off to Gorgon City’s stunning live set in my home city of Portland, they’re my most highly anticipated live act at Electric Forest in June. Nobody’s really been able to tame the wild out of the wilderness girl in me (thus the nickname Tigerlily), and I’ve always preferred outdoor shows to indoor. There’s something unbeatable about watching an amazing live act on stage, with their beautiful, moving music washing over me as I tilt my face up in joy to look at the stars in the sky, or the lights playing on the branches overhead. Gorgon City, I’m ready to lose myself with you in the Electric Forest! Now, hit me with that Lick Shot!
Gorgon City Live Tour Dates:
January 31- O2 Academy, Newcastle
February 1- Albert Hall, Manchester – SOLD OUT
February 2 – Rock City, Nottingham – SOLD OUT
February 7 – Olympia, Dublin
February 8- Printworks, London – SOLD OUT
February 9- O2 Academy, Bristol – SOLD OUT
February 16- Mint Club, Leeds, UK
February 22- Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
March 1- Ritter Butzke, Berlin, Germany
April 12- Coachella, Indio, California, US
April 19- Coachella, Indio, California, US
May 19- Hangout Music Festival, Alabama, US
May 26- We Are FSTVL, Upminster UK
June 8- A Weird And Wonderful Day Out, Birmingham, UK
June 28- Electric Forest, Michigan, US
*Featured Image Via Will Robson-Scott*