Britain’s Bad Boy GAWP Brings The Thick Basslines To Seismic Dance Event
The name GAWP is quickly becoming one of the most recognized names in the U.S. underground house and techno scene. And he’s not even from this side of the pond! Based in Leeds, U.K., Oliver Portamento’s hard work and heavy, bass driven tech sound continues to enthrall American dance floors from sea to shining sea. With one U.S. tour already in the books and a second wrapping up, where else would GAWP close out his tour but Seismic Dance Event?
No stranger to dance music, GAWP is Portamento’s newest project, compiling all the life and industry lessons he’s learned along the way in order to create a unique and compelling soundscape in his music that makes any production instantly recognizable. ‘Prime Society,’ GAWP’s first single released on Dirtybird, personifies the chunky basslines so integral to his sound. But don’t let that stop you from checking out his other tracks, especially the Who Is She EP, recently out on Psycho Disco!
With some downtime between U.S. tour dates you can bet that GAWP will be in the studio hard at work to bring some new, innovative creation to the Seismic speakers on Friday. And his newest EP Blocker is dropping the same day on option4’s HotBOi Records. Trust us when we say that GAWP is going to turn Carson Creek Ranch upside down with the wonky bass. We even managed to get a few questions in with the badass Brit himself!
RME: Your first North American Tour took you from one end of the U.S. to the other, meeting tons of fans and making new ones along the way. You’re back again but this time with a little more clout, playing Space Yacht and NV’D parties as well as making your U.S. festival debut at Soulstice earlier this summer. What’s the biggest difference for you on a personal or professional level on this second go around?
GAWP: There’s many difference