London based duo Gertie are formed of British Army veteran Lenny and Economics graduate George. After years of DJing in the same clubs together, the pair formed in early 2014 to begin a new project and put forward their unique take on the techno sound.
Less than 5 months after laying down their first beat in the studio, the pair found themselves featured on Sankey’s Radio as “Unsigned Talent of the Month”. Subsequently they were approached and signed to Horatio’s Natural Rhythm imprint, which landed them a 3 track EP. The release, known as the Semper EP, is due out in May 2015 and includes a remix from the formidable techno stalwart Jon Gurd.
Not being satisfied with just producing and performing, the duo recently launched their own monthly podcast in the form of Lomax Radio. A show that combines a high level of quality music from themselves and various guest artists, with event reviews and recommendations for the London techno scene.
Approaching their sound from an angle that is shrouded in emotive content, the pair effortlessly harmonize heavy, rolling dancefloor-centric low end sounds, hooks and melodies with a sense of austerity, tension, melancholy and occasional moments of euphoria. Guided by years of experience in the booth and studio as well as a relentless passion for the genre and the scene as a whole, the audience is in safe hands when Gertie are at the helm.
With much still to be revealed in the coming months regarding residencies, bookings and forthcoming releases, Gertie are on the cusp of stepping in to the spotlight and establishing themselves fully within the scene.