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GORDO EXPANDS HIS TARAKA FESTIVAL BRAND WITH HIS SECOND-EVER SINGLE ‘TARAKA’

American/Guatemalan DJ and producer Diamanté Anthony Blackmon continues his rapidly-rising GORDO alias with his second ever original track release ‘TARAKA’ out on Ultra Records.

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With nearly 100 shows already under his belt, GORDO is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after house music acts on the circuit. On September 4th, GORDO sold out the grand reopening of legendary German club Bootshaus. Just days later, GORDO headlined an exclusive sunrise set at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas — which was the first time the WYNN has ever done this. Prior to ‘TARAKA’, GORDO’s debut single ‘KTM’ was a Beatport Top 10 hit, and this latest release is his follow-up named after his highly acclaimed TARAKA festival series which has popped up in San Francisco, Albuquerque, Baltimore and Bulgaria.

GORDO: “The vision with ‘TARAKA’ was to put something unexpected out there after ‘KTM’. It’s the complete opposite and shows I’m not doing this for the streams or for radio but for the culture. TARAKA is just the start. There is much more coming with GORDO.”

‘TARAKA’ takes a similar approach to GORDO’s extended sets, burning slowly but surely to a beautiful crescendo. Punchy percussion drives the track forward over sonorous melodic bass tones and teasing spine-tingling synth notes before a twisted horn motif comes in that cuts through the darkness unexpectedly. Simple dramatic touches – like the tribal drum hits – boost the energy as the percussive layers build, leading us towards a blissed-out, piano-soaked breakdown. Following this moment of calm, brutal snare rolls and the return of the horn riff bring us back down to earth, giving the track another chance to rebuild through its cinematic elements.

Having scored a #1 dance album in the US as Carnage, collaborating with the likes of Mac Miller, Lil Pump and Tyga and playing the likes of Coachella and Lollapalooza along the way, Diamanté is moving his career in a new direction with his GORDO project.

About Gordo
Diamanté Anthony Blackmon has already helped to define a global musical movement, but now he’s doing it again: Gordo is a new house music alias from the artist also known as Carnage. Blackmon has never been afraid to step into the unknown, and moving away from the hard-hitting, aggressive Carnage sound is certainly doing that. After rocking stages like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Tomorrowland, charting #1 Dance Album in the US and working with artists like Migos, Mac Miller, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Little Pump and Tyga, Diamanté’s gone full circle back to where he started playing house music at Ibiza parties. Gordo’s debut single ‘KTM’ became an instant Top-10 hit on the Beatport Main Chart and with over 100 shows under his belt, his live sets are among the hottest dance parties of the moment. This new project is about educating younger fans who might not know about the roots of house music. It is a passionate, heartfelt beginning that will redefine house music for the next generation. From here it is all about making the music Diamanté wants to make. No going back.

CONNECT W/ CARNAGE / GORDO
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