Need something deep for your mood this weekend? Gorgon City want to soundtrack your slide into the f-hours with its stellar sophomore album Escape. It's a versatile package from the duo, though it keeps its many hues in a color pallette that won't stray too far from UK garage roots. That's all to say, this is some danceable stuff, and though it moves from dark to tropical, it's always good for the hips.
It's immediately funky on the nocturnal rhythm album opener "Kingdom," featuring a raspy performance from indie-pop artist Raphaella. It's followed by the smashing groove "Real Life" alongside fellow UK king Duke Dumont and coy vocalist NAATIONS. The latter comes back around on the album's most recent single "Let It Go," a neon noir club beater designed to make you sweat in love. It gets the video treatment from Mikhail Mehra, the same director behind Major Lazer and DJ Snake's hit "Lean On."
With 12 pulsing, sultry, soulful tracks, Gorgon City's Escape is brilliant for just that. if the day gets a little too heavy or the night feels too lonely, you can put this LP on and run away to the world behind your eyelids. Just let the rhythm take you over and dance your pain away. Four-on-the-floor beats and deep house basslines like these don't come around every day. Don't let them go to waste and dive heart first into Escape below, out now on Universal Music.
Gorgon City North American Tour Dates Aug 11 — Dallas @ Stereo Live (DJ) Aug 12 — Splash House @ Palm Springs (DJ) Oct 25 — The Showbox @ Seattle Oct 26 — Roseland Theater @ Portland Oct 27 — The Warfield @ San Francisco Oct 31 — The Novo @ Los Angeles Nov 1 — The Novo @ Los Angeles Nov 2 — The Observatory North Park @ San Diego Nov 3 — Downtown Las Vegas Events Center @ Las Vegas Nov 5 — Boulder Theater @ Boulder Nov 7 — First Avenue @ Minneapolis Nov 8 — Riviera Theatre @ Chicago Nov 9 — Opera House @ Toronto Nov 10 — Corona Theatre @ Montreal Nov 15 — The Fillmore @ Philadelphia Nov 16 — Echostage @ Washington Nov 17 — Great Hall at Avant Gardner @ Brooklyn