Gorgon City performing at Rock City Nottingham on Thursday 20th October 2016
Images and Review by Kevin Cooper
English garage duo Gorgon City, came to Nottingham last night to ply their trade to a young Rock City crowd and they had the whole place dancing.
Producers Kye ‘Foamo’ Gibbon and Matt ‘RackNRuin’ Robson Scott have sold in excess of one million combined singles and albums worldwide and have played at giant festivals like Coachella and Hard Summer in America, as well as our very own Glastonbury. They have also performed on the legendary dance music haven of Ibiza in the islands biggest clubs like Amnesia, Ushuaia and Sankeys.
So with that pedigree, expectations were high. Joined on stage by a drummer, and vocalists Lulu James and Josh Barry, they made sure that this eager crowd were entertained. With the electronic drum beat driving the songs forward, tracks from their debut album Sirens went down a storm.
Starting with a mash up of ten of their songs, the crowd jumped up and down like Duracell Bunnies, soaking up Gorgon City’s relentless groove, deep analog bass lines and funky chords. With their second album Kingdom to be released in two parts, there were tracks from the first part in the mash up somewhere. Recognisable was All Four Walls, Impaired Vision and Zoom Zoom which when released as a single featured Wyclef Jean.
With the crowd dancing and swaying, James and Barry killed all the fans favourites and showed some great on stage chemistry. They interacted brilliantly with the crowd and individually serenaded the screaming fans. Never keeping still for a moment they belted out the soulful lyrics from hits like Saving My Life, Imagination, and Coming Home.
Gorgon City’s energy was both infectious and addictive, and by the time their biggest hit Ready For Your Love arrived, the audience were gasping for a breather, but ready to do it all again.