We had the opportunity to chat with a SXSW/Miami Music Week-recovering Kye "Foamo" Gibbon of Gorgon City, who was resting up in his West London flat before finishing up some music before finally going to see  friends that he hasn't seen in months (yes, DJs have lives too). We got his thoughts on a range of topics including Gorgon City's upcoming new album, Coachella and what flavor of ice cream best represents SXSW and MMW... Check out the interview below!

On how to recover from a grueling tour...

Sleep! I'm massively underslept so I recently slept for like 14 hours. This is a short break since we're going back on the road Saturday to Holland and Monday we're playing Snowbombing Festival in Austria which has a unique vibe due to all the other acts and winter wonderland scenery.

On Live Performances vs. DJ sets...

DJ sets are all about the music. We play what we love listening to and playing out, we play a lot of other people's music, some techno and tech house - a lot more underground stuff as well as the music we produce that doesn't go on our albums. Live sets are more of a performance, there's a little more crowd interaction - our two singers are proper stars! I feel that there's more of a give and take between us and the crowd, the music is also a little looser because nothing's quantized.

On SXSW...

We played 10 or 11 shows at SXSW and it was literally non stop! We didn't get the chance to see that many bands because we were just jumping from venue to venue, there were a lot industry people but we had energetic shows. The highlight was the Spotify stage where we got some great reactions! After the slew of partying we had the chance to recover in Houston.

SXSW vs. MMW...

Pete Tong agreed that SXSW currently is how Miami used to be few years ago, it's all about the industry, checking out new people, getting out in the mix and gaining exposure. That's how Miami used to be but now it's all about commercial branding where SXSW is all about exposure. SXSW is a lot less in your face, a little cooler. SXSW is like a bowl of pistachio ice cream and MMW is like a waffle cone of rainbow sorbet overflowing with sprinkles.

On Miami Music Week...

We enjoyed playing at Treehouse with Kidnap Kid and the Black Butter Family, great vibes there! The Pete Tong pool party was a highlight as well. It's always nice seeing friends we haven't seen in a while. Usually when we run into those DJ friends it's in passing at a venue but we actually got to hang out and catch up with friends from the music world. Playing with our live band at Ultra was a challenge since we didn't know how people would react but luckily we were greeted warmly.

On Coachella and summer plans...

Coachella is definitely a highlight of the year, it's like the american equivalent of Glastonbury. We're going to try to make the best of it! It shows us how far we've come in America, which is where we've spent the most time this year. The first weekend we're flying with Pete Tong on a private jet to his party in Vegas and then we'll be in the LA studio between the Coachella weekends. In the summer we've got Movement festival in Detroit, Governors Ball and EDC Vegas!

On UK Garage's rise in America...

I don't know what's fueled the U.K. house resurgence in the U.S. but I suppose it's because of the old house and r&b influences which Americans resonate with. It also has tons of soul and danceability. That's where I believe people connect to it rather than the sterile, soul-less EDM which many times lacks any personality.

On New Music....

We've got a new album on the way which is a result of all the writing we've done on the road. We're going to finish up those ideas with American singers and artists while we're in the studio in LA. The first album was a good starting point but I feel like there's a lot more room for development. We want to experiment with song structures, the first album was only the first experience we had with songwriting. We made the transition from club producers to songwriters in Sirens so the second album is sure to be a little more experimental.

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