MAG 2, Music, Reviews
Review: Gorgon City at Printworks
Escape to the dance floor with Gorgon City
British house duo, Gorgon City, returned to their home city of London to perform at the renown venue, Printworks. After releasing their second album Escape, back in August 2018, the pair hit the road to tour their new album across the UK and Ireland. Gorgon City made waves on the music scene back in 2012, followed by the release of their debut album later on in 2014, and they’ve since won the hearts of groovers all around. Their upbeat house tempo songs combined with vocals from the likes of MNEK, Jess Glynne, and Jennifer Hudson have become customary to any dance floor.
The duo returned to London, with DJ Klose One as support, to play the penultimate date of their Escape tour. As many of their songs feature vocal artists, Gorgon City brought this to life on stage, having live vocals being performed over their electronic beats. The night consisted of a euphoric mixture of some old, classic tunes from Sirens, remixes, and new hits such as Go Deep, which is full of deep baselines throughout. Ready For Your Love, an old fan favourite, created a buzz throughout the crowd forcing everyone to groove. Lover Like You and Imagination were also amongst the mix, with their smooth integration of both house and pop. They also covered Weiss’ current hit Feel My Needs, incorporating their own sound on the track. The crowd began to get even more hyped up when the first few beats of Motorola were dropped. This track diverged away from the soothing vocals and house beats of previous songs and created a more techno-fuelled vibe throughout the venue. Both dance anthems Kingdom and All Four Walls from Escape made it onto the setlist, exhilarating the crowd, and getting everyone moving.
Whilst the performance from the duo and their vocalists was excellent, the stage lighting too was clearly well thought out and was the perfect finishing touch. With laser lights and smoke machines the visual effects really coincided well with the house-bopping tunes. It was clear that Printworks is a very special venue for them, with them continuously saying how good it felt to be back, and how this particular venue is always a fun place for them to perform. To wrap up the night they wanted to take things to the highest limit — even if it meant going against health and safety rules. They encouraged as many people as possible to get up on each other’s shoulders to dance to one more song with them. The crowd really gave it their all, dancing and singing along, when finally confetti burst and flew down onto the fans below.
While the tour may be coming to an end, Gorgon City show no sign of slowing down. They’re due to feature at several festivals throughout the summer which will be unmissable.