GORDO reunites with Drake to produce 2 tracks for his new album ‘For All the Dogs’
After producing almost half of Drake’s surprise album, ‘Honestly Nevermind,’ last year, GORDO reunites with Drake for two all-new records on his latest album ‘For All the Dogs,’ featuring mega collaborators Bad Bunny, Sexyy Red, and SZA.
GORDO showcases his versatility as a producer yet again as he taps into his Latin background and authentic underground sound on Gently, his all-new record with Drake featuring Bad Bunny, while also taking things in a different direction with a hip-hop style beat for Sexyy Red, SZA, and Drake on Rich Baby Daddy, allowing them to get creative with their verses.
A letter from GORDO to Drake: Brother, thank you for believing in me when everyone else had written me off. Thank you for trusting my vision, trusting my ear, and most importantly trusting my talent. It’s an honor to be a part of this masterpiece “For all the Dogs” – Gordo
With the release of ‘For The Dogs,’ Gordo and Drake further solidify their multi-year friendship and ability to create great music together. The duo anticipates many more releases together.
Since taking out the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Producer chart, GORDO has earned a stellar reputation for his willingness to take risks, experiment with his style, and fuse worlds, dropping a successful string of releases with the likes of El Alfa, The Martinez Brothers, Adriatique, KAS:ST, Feid, and Colombian superstar Maluma. GORDO brings his signature Latin house sound to festival mainstages and clubs around the world, with two extraordinary performances at Coachella earlier this year, and shows across Europe, the US, Asia, and South America. After dropping his highly-anticipated Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 and becoming the most viral artist from Tomorrowland, GORDO has firmly established himself as a force to be reckoned with.
Beyond his musical achievements, GORDO has also embarked on a meaningful journey by launching his third learning center in Latin America, this time in rural Guatemala. EDIFICIO TARAKA, shares its name with his highly acclaimed event, TARAKA, which has consistently sold out venues across the globe.
GORDO’s second collaboration with Drake on ‘For All The Dogs‘ is another testament to his highly-sought-after production skills and diversity as an artist.
About Gordo: Diamante Blackmon has already helped to define a global musical movement. But now he’s doing it again: GORDO is a new house music alias from the artist previously known as Carnage. His quest for this new sound has led to releases such as ‘KTM,’ which became an instant Top 10 hit on the Beatport Main Chart, TARAKA, which was named after his own event series, the techno-infused speaker-rattling ‘Leaving Earth’ with KAS:ST, the widely acclaimed ‘RIZZLA,’ house anthem ‘R U 4REAL,’ and his latest release ‘With You’ with the Swiss duo Adriatique.
His releases ‘Hombres y Mujeres’ alongside Colombian superstar Feid, ‘El Mas Chingon’ with Dominican heavyweight El Alfa, and fan favorite ‘Parcera’ with global idol ‘Maluma’, as well as his numerous sold-out gigs in Latin America see GORDO’s return to his Hispanic roots. The Nicaraguan-American DJ/producer honors his heritage beyond giving back with beats though, as he’s fully committed to helping build schools and education centers in Nicaragua as well as Guatemala, where he was raised, with the latest opening its doors in February 2023 in Guatemala’s Nuevo Eden.
Already having established his name among dance music enthusiasts, Diamante solidified his name as GORDO as he broke ground with 6 productions on Drake’s latest dance-infused album ‘Honestly Nevermind,’ got crowned #1 producer on Billboard’s Hot 100 producers and #1 Hispanic DJ by DJ Mag, and released his debut BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. From here it is all about making the music he wants to. No going back.
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