With releases on some of electronic music’s most respected labels including Innervisions, Turbo, Get Physical, Dirtybird and Glasgow’s Numbers, it’s no surprise Belgian Techno duo GoldFFinch were recently named by Juno as “ one of the hottest names in house and techno”. Joining the dots between the music of Detroit, Chicago, Berlin and London, Yoann and Gilles have created their own unmistakeable sound, a dark, hard and yet melodic take on House and Techno that has made them a favourite of some of the biggest DJs around, from the likes of Skream to Ambivalent and Jackmaster.
Following on from a massive year that saw them provide the debut releases for new labels Valence and Exit Strategy, feature on Innervisions ‘ Secret Weapons’ series, return to former home Turbo for an acclaimed EP and remix electronic music pioneers The Black Dog and Black Devil Disco Club, it’s no wonder that the UK’s DJ Mag would pick them as ‘O nes To Watch In 2016’ . A title the Brussels based producers have wasted no time in living up to with their first release for German institution Get Physical and a second 4 track 12” for Valence already heating up January dance floors.
And whilst much recent attention has been focused on their studio work Yoann and Gilles have found themselves equally in demand behind the decks. The pair’s formative years spent listening to HipHop shining through as they take an eclectic approach to building a DJ set, disregarding strict adherence to genre in favour of making crowds sweat it out on the dance floor. It’s a style that works and has made them a regular at some of the best clubs around the world, wow crowds at festivals across Europe and put them on first name terms with the passport control officers at Brussels International Airport.
With more releases on Turbo and Belgian Techno institution FUSE’s new label plus remixes for the likes of Adana Twins, Eagles & Butterflies and Toerist all scheduled for early 2016, expect more and more people to discover that, in the words of DJ Mag, with GoldFFinch “ there’s an array of inventive ideas and influences that make them so much more than your typical techno duo”.
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