It used to be so simple: the musician’s made the music, the DJ played it and the crowd danced. Then one day Gordon Edge got his trumpet out and in one soul-tingling, passion-provoking blast, blew the lid off the party.
“Like every DJ, I’m always looking for Ingredient X –the elusive element which makes a good party unforgettable…that night I found it!” Gordon, Mixmag
Itza Trumpet Thing.
Gordon’s unique brand of brass-tinged, feel-good house soon found its way into every major Ibiza club, with regular appearances at Pacha, Space, Amnesia and Privilege. Gordon Edge is now as synonymous with the White Isle as the golden sunset and a decade on he spends his summers with a residency at world renowned and the ultimate party venue on the island, Jet Ibiza. His experience behind the decks and full-on fanfares fuel his epic 8 hour sets and have earned him invites to play at ‘Premier League’ parties across the planet.
A typical Gordon Edge set is a truly Balearic experience;
Starting solidly, but building subtly and sublimely towards an epic climax. Providing influences from, tribal, soulful house, jazz flava’s and just the right amount of Balearic anthems, things start to get more than a little horny… Gordon brings his performances alive by infiltrating the audience on the dance floors in between mixes, taking the live experience to a whole new interactive and crowd lifting level. Gordon always receives a rapturous response from the crowd and allows him to create a unique live clubbing show.
Last year his passport and dance floors were stamped in Spain, Ukraine, Germany, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, Austria, Switzerland and China. He regularly tours Russia, India and South America and guest appears in Pacha Brazil and Moscow.
Summer 2013 saw Gordon Edge continue to blur the boundary between recorded and live performance, daily in Jet Ibiza. Alongside co-resident DJ Oliver Lang, they have created the ultimate free day party on the Island. Playing to packed crowds on a daily basis, Gordon’s brings his substantial mixing and trademark trumpet together to create a fist-pumping fusion of dj performance and instrumentalism.
Fifteen years on Gordon Edge is more prolific than ever, balancing his writing and production projects with an undying love of performance and always pushing the envelope.
Edge Records continue to release exclusive content on Beatport, have upcoming tours of Brazil, Russia, Austria, the French Alps and India are in the diary with summer 2014 involving a triumphant return to his daily residency at Jet Ibiza.
There’s 1000’s of DJ’s out there blow their own trumpets but only one who knows how to do it…
Refrains, Recordings, Remixes.
As prolific in knob-twiddling as brass blowing, Gordon is responsible for over 150 12” vinyl releases under a blast of aliases; DJ Edge, Illuminate, Trumpetman, Edge Test, Trumpet Thing, Digital Domain, Gordon Matthewman & Gordon Edge and many of these through his own labels; EDGE Records, Rabbit City Records and XVX Records which have notched up global sales approaching one million.
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