Known for their bold, inspiring take on the dubstep sound, we thought it was about time to speak with UK trio Gentlemens Club. Having just remixed Eptic and MUST DIE's "Ectoplasm," the guys are about to hit the road for the Hyper Future tour - which will see them play out alongside some other big name bass players.
To mark this, Gentlemens Club have curated a guest Spotify playlist for us, which is full to the rafters with absolute bangers. Check it out in full below.
We’re all over your new remix of “Ectoplasm” – what did you enjoy most about making it?
"Ectoplasm" was a classic in our eyes, so we were very excited to get stuck into remixing it! We were quite skeptical if we could add our twist to such a banger, but once we received the stems, it came together so quickly. We most enjoyed just flipping and screwing the original bass synths; once we had the general drop down everything else just fell in to place.
With the original so popular as well, is the remix going off when it gets played out?
The remix has been causing absolute carnage when we've been dropping it and it's caused quite the stir online also!
How do you work in the studio together? Do you always work following a specific pattern or routine or is it spontaneous?
We rarely get in the studio together; usually one person will start a track at home then we'll just rotate the project between ourselves, until we can all say the song is finished. The glory of this is whilst one person is producing one track, the other two of us can be producing other tracks - so we can have 3 on the go at each time.
Where do you intend to take the Gentlemens Club sound in the next year or so?
We're looking to just go bigger with every track!
What do you think makes your work distinctive?
We pride ourselves on our intros - we like make a piece of music rather than a typical dubstep song.
You have proved numerous times how strong your remix work is… are there any tunes you would love to put your stamp on?
As much as we enjoy remixing dubstep songs, we are definitely more swayed towards remixing some original hip hop songs at the moment, and giving them our Gentlemens Club twist. We're really feeling Lil Uzi Vert & MadeinTYO's latest tracks!
If you had to choose between getting behind the decks or laying some work down the studio, what would you choose?
We love both equally, so producing in the week and smashing raves on the weekend.... Best of both worlds.
You’re about to embark on the Hyper Future tour – what can fans expect from you on it?
Lots of brand new unheard Gentlemens Club music and plenty of forward rolls.
Finally, favourite moment of 2017 so far?
2017 in general has been amazing for us so far, so it wouldn't be fair to point our fingers to one particular moment. But we can say that Rampage overall was an amazing night (Check out the set now on YouTube).
1) Eptic & MUST DIE! - "Ectoplasm" (Gentlemens Club Remix)
2) Madeintyo - "Skateboard P"
3) Drake, Quavo, Travis Scott - "Portland"
4) Jammz - "Who’s That Girl"
5) Eptic - "Flesh Eaters"
6) Dave - "Wanna Know"
7) Gentlemens Club Ft. Watson - "U Don’t Know"
8) Annix - "Run From The Gun"
9) Watson - "Love Me" (Feat. JAYLIEN)
10) SEKKO - "No Manners"
11) SahBabii, Loso Loaded - "Pull Up Wit Ah Stick"
12) Future - "Poppin Tags"
13) Rae Sremmurd - "Swang"
14) Destinys Child - "Say My Name"
15) Getter - "Inhalent Abuse"
16) Travis Scott - "Beibs In The Trap
17) Lil Uzi Vert - "XO TOUR Llif3"
18) Serum - "Fly Paper"
19) Ghetts & Rude Kid - "Banger After Banger"
20) DJ Friction - "3rd Degree Gurns"