One of the most dynamic live acts in electronic music today, the musical creativity and artistic vision that embodies GHEIST is quite remarkable. Following the global success of their opening two singles on Embassy One in 2022 – Losing Game and Only – the inexhaustible German trio now continues its prolific run of form on the Berlin-based imprint, inaugurating the New Year in emphatic fashion with the release of its latest musical project, Gravity EP.
Featuring three gripping and diverse originals that entertain some of their finest iterations of melodic techno and vocal electronica to date, the Gravity EP marks another extraordinary showcase in cutting-edge electronic music from GHEIST, whose career has been filled with countless standout releases on leading labels including Embassy One, Diynamic, Last Night On Earth, Stil Vor Talent and their very own RADAU imprint, to name a few.
Speaking about the EP, GHEIST commented:
“Leaving someone you love behind might bring you a hard time but eventually there will be a way out”.
The first cut, Gravity, is bona fide dancefloor gold. Arguably the most upfront track on the package, the epic six-minute title track sees GHEIST breathe a vivacious melodic energy into the instrumental opener, as they piece together a mesmerising concoction of analog instrumentation and forward-thinking production techniques to noteworthy effect. An expressive record, focussed around deep synth refrains and effervescent four-four beats, GHEIST’s unique sonic trademark is placed front and centre, as they pull out all the stops with another blockbuster hit.
Next up is You Need To Understand – a more restrained offering, but one that still manages to showcase GHEIST’s ability to inject undeniable emotion into their mellower compositions. An powerful vocal single underpinned by elongated chord progressions, ethereal samples and an infectious top line, GHEIST demonstrate their undeniable song-writing credentials across the middle order, as they provide the perfect bridge between Gravity and the impending finale.
Last, but by no means least, we’re graced with GHEIST’s euphoric closing number, River. A heady offering of shuffling, broken beats and shimmering synths, the three-man production outfit rounds out the EP with a captivating blend of warped melodies, muted vocal samples and intricate, syncopated rhythms. The perfect ending to their first multi-track release in over two years, the Berlin-based outfit’s impressive diversity shines across the player, as they drop one of their most absorbing offerings to date.
The release of the Gravity EP comes in the middle of GHEIST’s first international live tour of 2023. Having kicked off in Cartagena, Colombia on January 4, the Gravity Tour sees the band take on over ten headline shows across Europe, North America and Latin America, ending with a fitting finale at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival on March 25. For full list of shows, and with more to be announced over the coming weeks, see below and stay tuned to the GHEIST socials.
GHEIST – Gravity EP is out now via Embassy One: https://lnk.to/GHEIST_GravityEP
1. GHEIST – Gravity (Original Mix)
2. GHEIST – You Need To Understand (Original Mix)
3. GHEIST – River (Original Mix)
GHEIST 2023 Gravity Tour
Jan 4 – Cartagena, Colombia – Our Craft
Jan 20 – Itajai, Brazil – Warung
Jan 21 – Campinas, Brazil – CAOS
Jan 27 – Praia Do Rosa, Brazil – Praia Do Rosa Beach Club
Feb 4 – Montreal, Canada – Igloo Festival
Feb 17 – Chicago, Illinois – Spybar
Feb 23 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Luzy Boom
Feb 25 – Los Angeles, California – Lodge Room
Mar 17 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Labyrinth Club
Mar 18 – Warsaw, Poland – Smolna Club
Mar 25 – Miami, Florida – Ultra Music Festival
April 21 – Itajai, Brazil – Warung
April 22 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Breve Festival
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Written by: Alejandro Serrano