12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the time they released 2014 debut, Sirens, Gorgon City had joined Disclosure, Duke Dumont and Rudimental at the vanguard of a chart-scaling renaissance for UK dance music. Since then, though, the London duo’s DJ sets and radio shows have been reminders that their roots and hearts remain in the underground. Escape seamlessly consolidates the two worlds, weaving anthemic pop hooks into tracks that take ’90s house as a jump-off point to explore grime (“Hear That”) and dancehall (“One Last Song”) before closing with a delicate, heavy-lidded blend of bleeps and breakbeats (“Night Drive”). Their cast of vocalists is equally varied and adventurous, stretching from a founding father of grime, D Double E, to rising UK R&B star Kamille.

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the time they released 2014 debut, Sirens, Gorgon City had joined Disclosure, Duke Dumont and Rudimental at the vanguard of a chart-scaling renaissance for UK dance music. Since then, though, the London duo’s DJ sets and radio shows have been reminders that their roots and hearts remain in the underground. Escape seamlessly consolidates the two worlds, weaving anthemic pop hooks into tracks that take ’90s house as a jump-off point to explore grime (“Hear That”) and dancehall (“One Last Song”) before closing with a delicate, heavy-lidded blend of bleeps and breakbeats (“Night Drive”). Their cast of vocalists is equally varied and adventurous, stretching from a founding father of grime, D Double E, to rising UK R&B star Kamille.

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