GTA’s Julio Mejia and Matt Toth return with a new song and video for “Little Bit of This” featuring Vince Staples. The David Helman-directed visuals are the third look from their eponymous debut album Good Times Ahead which arrives on October 7th.
“Vince has been someone we respect and one of our favorite rappers for a while now,” explains Julio to HYPETRAK. “So when we got started on this album, he was one of the first people that came to mind for a collab. We sent over this beat early on and were psyched he was into it.”
“When an artist like Vince dials in on a track, the process seems to become pretty easy,” adds Matt. “Once he jumped on, there wasn’t much left to adjust. We just kinda looked at each other and knew the track was done.”
With years of cultivating songs, mixes, remixes, and overall vibes for festivals and tours, the Miami-bred “good vibe”-makers have also enlisted the help of Tinashe, Iamsu!, Jarina De Marco, RKCB and Karina for the full-length project. Good Times Ahead serves as a testament to their “Death to Genres” mission statement and highlights their multiple influences and eclectic production ear. With each of the 10 tracks, Toth and Mejia set out to redefine “dance music” as whatever makes you move.
GTA will embark on their latest round of headlining tour dates next week to support the release of Good Times Ahead. Today, September 14th, fans in the Los Angeles can head to The Shrine auditorium’s ticket booth where the duo will be hosting a meet-and-greet and selling tickets to their October 8th show. Prior to their 2016 residency at Hakkasan Vegas, GTA has supported numerous acts on the road like Rihanna, Calvin Harris, and Tiesto. The 25-year olds have performed on six continents including their own headlining tours and have thrilled crowds with their innate ability behind the decks at premiere festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, Made In America, EDC, Tomorrowland and more.
Whether it’s their own original songs, curating innovative remixes for some of music’s A-list artists such as Jay-Z, Rihanna and Rick Ross, or collaborating with some of the juggernauts of dance music including Diplo, deadmau5, Kaskade, Martin Solveig, Flosstradamus and A-Trak, GTA have continued to receive support from both fans and the “who’s who” in the music industry. Be it their 2013 Diplo-assisted single “Boy Oh Boy” (over 86 million YouTube plays), their 2015 hit “Intoxicated” with Martin Solveig (which went top 5 on UK charts), their genre-bending collaboration with Rick Ross on “Movin Bass” (over 13 million plays on Spotify), their remix of Rihanna‘s “Bitch Better Have My Money” (5 million plays on Soundcloud), or their being enlisted by Rick Rubin on his Star Wars: Headspace compilation, GTA are paving the way for genre-less music to stand at the forefront.
9/21 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
9/22 Lawrence, KS – Granada
9/23 Denver, CO – The Church
9/24 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
9/25 Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
9/29 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch
9/30 Calgary, AB – Marquee
10/1 Vancouver, BC – Celebrities
10/2 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10/4 Chico, CA – Senator Theater
10/5 San Luis Obispo, CA – Graduate
10/6 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
10/7 San Francisco, CA – Regency
10/8 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine
10/9 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
10/12 Houston, TX – Stereo Live
10/13 San Marcos, TX – The Marc
10/14 Dallas, TX – Stereo Live
10/15 New Orleans, LA – Republic
10/20 Orlando, FL – Beacham
10/21 Chicago, IL – The MID
10/22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
“Little Bit of This” is available for purchase/stream at via your preferred service at http://smarturl.it/LittleBitofThis.
Preorder GTA’s Good Times Ahead at http://smarturl.it/i.GoodTimesAhead
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