Bands x Brands: Gorgon City & Gabriel Garzón-Montano

This week we are going to introduce two very exciting new artists. One is from London and the other from New York.

Gorgon City are already making a big stir in the UK. They are a production duo consisting of producers Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott from North London.Their 2013 single “Real” peaked to number 44 on the UK Singles Chart. They are also well known for their 2014 single “Ready for Your Love”, which reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. Mainly people have compared them to Disclosure, but we feel there is much more they are going to offer. A stateside release on Priority Records is due later this year

Gabriel Garzón-Montano is a young Brooklyn based singer/songwriter who we’ve been watching for a while. Still unsigned (but I’m sure not for long,) he released his debut EP Alma del Huila a few months ago. His style is reminiscent of Sly Stone meets Donny Hathaway and Prince. We are predicting big things for this young man.

- Maurice Bernstein

Interview: Introducing Gabriel Garzon-Montano

 

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Earlier this month, we introduced you to Gabriel Garzon-Montano, an upcoming NYC based vocalist and musician who recently released his debut EP, Bishoune: Alma del Huila. We caught up with Gabriel for a little Q&A to help y’all get better acquainted. Get to knowin’ and enjoy!

Giant Step: Your music touches on a lot of different sounds; What/whom would you cite as your influences?

Gabriel Garzon-Montano: Alexandra Montano, Alfredo Garzón, Arthur Rimbaud, The Beatles, Claude Debussy, D’Angelo, J Dilla, Lil Wayne, Milton Nascimento, Prince, Saul Steinberg, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, and Toto La Momposina.

GS: How does being a multi-instrumentalist play into your relationship with music?

GGM: It has deepened my understanding of the track and the role that each ingredient plays.

GS: What’s some of your favorite music right now? Who are you listening to?

GGM: Madlib and Freddie Gibbs, Willie Colón y Hector Lavoe, Dilla, Stevie… among others. I’m starting to get into that old school Chicago house as well.

GS: Is there a certain way in which you wish for people to receive your music? Do you aim for a desired effect?

GGM: Heartbreak and assurance tied up into a delicious piece of music.

GS: Having now released your first project, there are so many roads that could lie ahead for you. Imagining there are no limitations, where would you like to take your music and career?

GGM: I want to create every day for the rest of my life. I also want to travel the world and get paid to spread this love.

New Release: Gabriel Garzon-Montano – ‘Bishoune: Alma del Huila’

 

Native New Yorker and singer/songwriter Gabriel Garzon-Montano shows some serious chops on his soulful and jazzy debut EP, Bishoune: Alma del Huila. The music is both funky and ethereal, and an absolute must listen. Tune in above!