This deep house duo was formed when two North London-based producers — Foamo, aka Kye Gibbon, and Rack N Ruin, aka Matt Robson-Scott — began to collaborate in early 2012. Fruits of their initial recording sessions were issued as The Crypt EP that February on the Black Butter label, which had already seen singles released under Robson-Scott's solo production moniker, as well as by the future multi-platinum-selling quartet, Rudimental.
Their break came exactly one year later when February 2013 saw the release of their Real EP. The bass-heavy title track, written and performed in collaboration with established British songwriter and DJ Yasmin Shahmir, became a minor U.K. hit single. That summer, with help from the innovative string-fueled house act Clean Bandit, the duo issued "Intentions," and by the end of the year they had toured the U.S. for a second time, and supported Rudimental on their Australian dates. Gorgon City's burgeoning success, both on record and live, was consolidated by their January 2014 U.K. Top Five hit, "Ready for Your Love," which featured vocals from MNEK.
The following month, "There Is No Other Time" — a disco-inspired cut that they had produced for the neon pop outfit Klaxons — was given an online stream.