Even GORDO is surprised by the opening act of his new creative chapter.
It’s not even been a week since Diamanté Blackmon hung up his headphones as Carnage, ending his longtime moinker with his final show in Australia on June 11. While the initial announcement of his retirement several weeks earlier left some room for speculation as to what the DJ’s future would look like while continuing his career as GORDO, now we have our first revealing look.
In a surprise announcement yesterday, Drake unveiled his seventh studio album Honestly it doesn’t matterjust nine months after the release of Certified lover. The shocking news from Drizzy was immediately followed by an equally intriguing revelation from GORDO, who produced six songs from the surprise album.
“I’m very humbled and honored to have produced 6 songs on Drake’s new album, Honestly it doesn’t matter“, GORDO announced in a Tweeter. “Thank you brother for trusting me and allowing me to be part of the vision. I never factored that into the equation for the start of my next chapter, but thank you.”
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GORDO’s involvement with the album on such a scale is likely to have downstream impacts on the wider electronic music ecosystem. Notably, the “Rizzla” producer went so far as To tease that the effort had the potential to bring about one of the greatest moments in the genre’s history.
GORDO’s contributions on the album include “Calling My Name”, “Sticky”, “Massive”, “Currents”, “Flight’s Booked” and “Tie That Binds”, alongside Black Coffee, who also contributed to several project outputs. Listen below.