Normally my jam on the dance floor consists of something that’s got a nice groovy guitar ridden riff that earns me the nickname snake hips (See Arctic Monkeys- Do I Wannna Know) or it’s got to have that funky low bass line and thumping drumbeat that pulsates your heart to match the same BPM (See Michael Jackson- Billie Jean). Recently I’ve found this beautiful UK Deep-House number, unknown to me that it was sitting comfortably in the UK top 5 of the charts, so if I’ve missed it I’ll bet a few of you ready have too.
Gorgon City are a North London Electronic House duo with a tinge of a filthy smooth UK garage lick pouring at the seams, and expect that name to pop up frequently in the UK indie dance scene with a collaboration with Klaxons forthcoming. Meanwhile MNEK is the brains (writer/producer) behind some the UK’s biggest pop songs, Little Mix-Wings, The Saturday- All Fired Up and Grammy nominated Duke Dumont Feat. A*M*E track- Need U (100%). However his voice is as smooth as a fresh shave against the beats that drop steeper than a Dawlish Wall in the UK storms and remain cool as the current North American Snowpocolypse.
At it’s core it’s a simple pop-dance song about a relationship, but add on the layers of lyrical muscle that isn’t your generic dance track garbage. Their sensual, intimate and empowering that translate to the Saturday night prime-time dance floor tunes as well as they do on mixtape entitled ‘Songs to Impress Her’. Add in the fleshy electronic beats and bass line that build up to a sense perfect europhia only to be turned upside down and inside out to become a modern edgy alternative dance-pop classic. What adds personality to that core, muscle and flesh is the contrasting sounds of MNEK’s silky 90’s throwback voice and Gorgon City’s huge electronic house wonky bass lines and vivacious beats. It’s a eccentric track that at your first listen will have you nodding away and foot tapping and on second listen will have you busting your best smooth moves on the dance floor. This is an essential dance track to add your collection that paves the way for the new wave of British electronic music alongside Disclosure, Jessie Ware, and Katy B.
Richard Samuel |