The music reached out, grabbed me and made me listen to it over and over. Eventually it said I could leave if I wanted to. By that point even after it untied me and opened the door I didn't want to leave.
Favorite track: I Lose.
GILA is an electronic producer from Denver, Colorado. 'Trench Tones’ contains four diverse tracks that showcase his signature, hard-edged production style. His debut album will follow later in the year.
Born Kyle Reid, he was a talented jazz drummer and percussionist until a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis forced him to give up his sticks at age 17. Turning to his laptop, he channelled his frustrated musicality into beat making.
GILA, (pronounced hee-la) is named for the gila monster, the only venomous lizard native to the United States. Often slow, full of texture, and deadly, the gila monster possesses many of the same qualities in GILA’s music.
Artwork by Eric Hu, global design director for NIKE sportswear.
This project really needs to be experienced live, where it’s like some twisted AI trying to rape your brain through your senses. So intense, alien and hostile. I won’t even describe the thoughts left in my head after their late night performance @ Berlin Atonal 2019. Definitely one of the highlights there. Hitting the Pavement