The anticipation hit critical mass from the line outside Webster Hall to the center of eccentric crowd inside. In the eye of the rager, the night would be filled with hard-hitting bass and unique melodies from the some of the hottest DJs in the game. In the eyes of Matt and Julio of GTA, it’s their next chance to play their latest concoction of tunes that kills all genres.
“We’re stoked right now,” said Julio Mejia. “It’s going to be dope. This is our third time playing at Webster Hall and every time we always get a lot of love.”
The Miami-based duo took the stage along with contest winner BrendAmore, TJR and Nom De Strip as part of Chris Lake’s Rising Fall tour. Their set took the crowd beyond the boundaries of all genres with their mix of bass-pumping beats influenced by hip-hop, electro house and rock.
The main room was swarmed with die-hard GTA fans as they flooded the edge of the stage. Each time the beat dropped, the lights flashed every shade from the color spectrum and the crowd’s roar for more made the entire building shake. The nasty mash-ups between Jay Z, Bingo Players and Dyro made the sea of ragers get more rowdy.
“Our motto is death to genres,” said Matt Toth. “We try to make a little bit of everything. We love every kind of music like hip-hop or rock or whatever. So we try to incorporate that into electronic music.”
Their Nirvana mash-up was a clear example of how eclectic the electronic duo can be. Their set also included their popular Diplo-assisted mooba anthem “Boy Oh Boy” and the memorizing “Turn It Up” with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike released through Musical Freedom.
The pair has been continuing to make noise on the Internet airwaves with their Death To Genres sets on Sound Cloud. Their latest installment Death To Genres: Made In America was inspired by their experience at Jay Z’s music festival in Philadelphia.
“These guys are such individuals,” said UK DJ-producer Chris Lake. “They’re young, they’re fresh and they deliver something that no one else does.”
The duo is staying busy and is set to tour with superstar jockeys Tiësto and Calvin Harris later this year. But for now, aside from making more music, traveling around Europe, Asia and Australia with Rihanna once again for the duration of her ‘Diamonds World Tour’ will be next move on GTA’s road to stardom.
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