brandniteTV met one of Ibiza´s true Legends – Mr. Gordon Edge in Interview with Host Philipp van het Veld!
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 aka Trumpetman got his trumpet out and in one soul-tingling, passion-provoking blast, blew the lid off the party. 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!”
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. Trumpetman is now as synonymous with the White Isle as the golden sunset and a decade on he spends his summers with residencies at world the famous beach bars of Bora Bora. His 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, establishing a base, shifting through the gears, teasing, releasing, ebbing and flowing – but subtly and subliminally building all the time 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…
Last year his passport and dance floors were stamped in Spain, Ukraine, Germany, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, Austria, Switzerland and China. He toured Russia, India and South America, and was invited to appear at Pacha, Sirena & El Divino in Brazil. After the success of recent Indian tours, Gordon was asked to return to entertain at the GQ Magazine launch in Mumbai. Bollywood was bouncing… literally.
Summer 2012 saw Gordon Edge continue to blur the boundary between recorded and live performance, as he unveiled an exciting new live performance + DJ concept which includes live vocals from Tonnic with seductive live sax, in addition to Gordon’s substantial mixing and trademark trumpet. The result; a fist-pumping fusion of performance and instrumentalism with a dash of disco diva…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, return tours of Brazil, Russia, Austria and Ibiza are in the diary with summer 2013 including a return to his daily residency in Tiare Beach Club 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 releases under a blast of aliases; DJ Edge, Illuminatae, 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.
Highlights have included the evergreen rave classic: ‘Edge *1 – Compnded’ (1992); (recently remixed by Krafty Kuts), his enormous Ibiza anthem: ‘Gordon Matthewman – Itza Trumpet Thing’ (1998) & the colossal ‘Gordon Edge – Set Your Body Free / Trumpet Funk’, released on Eric Morillo’s award winning Subliminal Label . Gordon’s tracks have also featured on countless compilations over the years, including Café Del Mar, Real Ibiza, Buddha Bar and many Ministry of Sound compilations.
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