Gorgon City and Rinsed
74 Wythe Avenue
New York, NY, 11249
Watch & Listen
Two men, one mission: Gorgon City strut with a salubrious yet sordid sound. Polished, powerful and party-minded, it's already caught the ears of tastemakers as disparate as Diplo, DJ T, Annie Mac and Mistajam. Heavy hip-swinging rhythms meet butt-shaking bass, their sweet, sassy metropolitan mayhem celebrates the very best aspects of the mid-tempo melting pot that makes girls wriggle and boys giggle from San Antonio to San Francisco.
Inspired by the endless groove possibilities when house, garage and bass music go toe-to-toe, Gorgon City's distinctive sound is a logical development of the duo's individual work as RackNRuin and Foamo. Both respected and renowned for their electrifying bottom-end workouts, it's a platform for the North London producers to fuse the deeper, sexier sounds they've been excited by for years but not yet had the opportunity to explore.
You can thank their strict diet of jungle, house, grime, hip-hop and garage while growing up. You can thank the many messy sessions they've spent DJing on the White Isle. You can thank the fluidity the pair vibe with when together in the studio. Either way, this exciting new project is the sum of their many influences, inspirations and ideas. And right now they've only just scratched the surface.
Currently taking up residence on Black Butter Records – the same label who gave us chart-smashing vibe maestros Rudimental – their unique funk fusion hints at club carnage but is executed with sleek, sonic sophistication. They've already been given righteous hype by BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Rinse FM, and their current single 'Real', featuring Yasmin has gained support from across the board, becoming one of 2013 earliest scorchers.
Dan Wender & Blacky II from the Rinsed Crew!
BlackyII is Bobby Picciotto, a DJ living in Brooklyn who's been spinning for a few years now. He makes the kind of ravey music that's good in a club, or great to put on at 3am when you and your friends are ready to get weird and dance.
Picciotto's been described as the 'main music doctor' for the Blade-like dance party RINSED.
Dan Wender is Co-Creator of Rinsed and acts as the main booking arm of the crew when he's not holding down his full time gig as the marketing and booking mind behing NYC music venue Tammany Hall.