Gorgon City – Escape (Album Review)

Four years after their smashing debut album ‘Sirens’, UK garage house duo Gorgon City have now dropped their second album titled ‘Escape’. Along with the arrival of the new 12-track album, Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott have also released the official music video for ‘Let It Go’ ft. NAATIONS, the duo’s newest single, which is also included on ‘Escape’. Gorgon City’s sophomore album is both a compilation of previously released singles, and a number of new songs and collaborations with other artists.

In recent years, Gorgon City have established themselves as one of the most popular deep house acts in the scene. With their diverse, UK-garage influenced sound and hits like ‘Real’, ‘Ready For Your Love’ and ‘Unmissable’, they already proved that they are a force to be reckoned with in years to come. The new album’s opening track ‘Kingdom’ ft. indie-pop singer Raphaella immediately shows that again, as the track is a funky production full of upbeat synths, with all the ingredients to become an instant dancefloor banger.

Next up is Gorgon City’s huge 2017 Ibiza anthem ‘Real Life’, a collaboration with fellow UK star Duke Dumont and NAATIONS. The track needs no further introduction, as it dominated the white isle all summer long last year, with its groovy basslines and summer vibes. It is followed next by the beautiful ‘Blame’, a somewhat more downtempo tune with the soulful vocals of Josh Barry. A couple of the duo’s latest releases, ‘Go Deep’ ft. Kamille & Ghosted and ‘Let It Go’ ft. NAATIONS are up next, both showcasing Gorgon City’s diversity and capability to mix deep house inspired chords with funky basslines.

‘One Last Song’, another recently released summer track, sees Gorgon City collaborate with JP Cooper and Yungen. The result is an upbeat tropical house banger with a touch op hip-hop. ‘Never Enough’ ft. Chenai is one for the after-hours on the beach, while making plans for the evening hours, before ‘Hear That’ ft. UK grime rapper D Double E will really get the crowd grooving, due to its refreshingly interesting blend of house and grime sounds.

Another exceptional track is ‘Love Me’ ft. Lulu James‘s deep and soothing vocals, resulting in a haunting combination of gruff basslines and sizzling synths. Things get a little darker on ‘Overdose’, where Josh Barry comes back around to deliver the vocals of the track. ‘Night Drive’ ft. Kelly Kiara wraps up the interesting sophomore album of the UK duo in style, as it is the perfect downtempo after-hours track to close out the night – and the album.

Altogether, ‘Escape’ is a very versatile album full of thumping deep house basslines, vocal hooks and tropical beats, here just in time to up your summer mood. Gorgon City will kick off their US & UK tour in support of the album on October 25th in Seattle. You can find their complete touring schedule right here.

Stream Gorgon City’s full second album ‘Escape’ down below via Spotify.