GIDEÖN has released a new track ‘Nothing Without You’, taken from his upcoming EP ‘Storytime’ on Homo-Centric Records. Listen below.
The track by Block-9 co-founder, DJ and musician features writer, MC and vocalist, Mandel Turner. The full EP ‘Storytime’ will be released 10th February 2023 on Homo-Centric Records, marking the label's second EP.
The ‘Storytime’ EP will also feature Palestinian Violist Akram Abdulfattah on the track ‘West Bank’. The four-track EP weaves its way through classic house territory with GIDEÖN’s signature sound, taking influences from scenes in New York and London via Palestine.
Homo-Centric records launched in September 2022, with the release of the Ritmo EP and a homage to the Detroit powerhouse Aaron Carl. The label focuses on amplifying the contributions of queer artists working in dance music.
Speaking about the release of the track, GIDEÖN said: “This musical partnership between original New York legend Mandel Turner and me has been cooking for a long time. When I first met Mandel at Berlin’s Panorama Bar I was immediately star struck like a teenage fan-boy because his classic ‘I Cry’ from almost 21 years ago now is one of my all time favourite house vocals. Ever since that Berghain meeting we have become friends, musical comrades and now with this release, collaborators! It's a real honour to be working with talent as real as this!”
“This second EP goes a few steps further in the label's mission to focus on the queerness at the heart of House. It’s a broad-church collection of a bunch of different facets of the house sound that I love.”
Mandel Turner said, “‘Nothing Without You’ is a track that's being cooking for a long time now. I wrote the lyrics originally with an R&B slow-jam in mind but Gideon had other ideas..... the track has really been turning some heads on the dance floor recently.‘‘
Earlier this year, GIDEÖN was also enlisted to produce the score of a new theatre production ‘MAN[or]GOD’ by dance artist Mavin Khoo.
Check out ‘Nothing Without You’ below.