GTA x JUYEN SEBULA ”HARD HOUSE” | REVIEW
Seriously. The more I listen to GTA’s new single “Hard House,” the more I love it. It’s a blast of energy that will keep you dizzy on your feet from start to finish. The track starts subtle rises with a sizzling snare before a full-on rager emerges. My favorite part of the record hits right at the 2:10 minute mark when the ceiling drops to the floor and “Hard House” rocks into overdrive.
What’s truly exciting about “Hard House” is that every single drop on the track is different to properly fit the flowing textures of the production. GTA clearly didn’t depend on Ableton presets to produce the track —they hand-engineered “Hard House” to dance music perfection while also including a few surprising twists and turns to reflect their sense of humor.
To the uninitiated, GTA (aka Good Times Ahead or Grand Theft Audio) is the Miami duo of Matt van Toth and Julio Mejia who have been making music together for a few years now. They are primarily known for hip hop leaning house beats, but they have a whole lot more musical goodness on their sleeves.
It’s important for GTA to emphasize that they can easily bounce from one genre to another. In fact, that’s the reason they preach “Death to Genres” which is also the title of their ongoing mixtape series.
"Our whole thing has always been just doing whatever we think is cool. It could be house music, could be trap music, could be moombahton, could be polka. Whatever we seem to be into, we try to make that," Mejia says in a interview Miami New Times. "Just good music."
"We want people to understand that our sound goes everywhere. We want people to expect that, but also be really clueless as to what we’re going to do next. We keep people guessing, and keep it exciting for them, just as we keep it exciting for us."
It appears that GTA will be keeping things exciting for a while starting with “Hard House” that is available on Beats via Warner Bros. Records now.
Listen to GTA x Juyen Sebulba “Hard House” on Beats.