Electronic duo GTA performs debut album at Stereo Live

Electronic duo GTA brought life to a fairly new venue in Dallas, Stereo Live, on Oct. 14. Openers for the duo included ‘Junk Food’, ‘Two Fresh’ and ‘Burns.’ These three openers definitely built momentum for the featured duo, as the venue was full by the time GTA made their way to the stage this late Friday night.

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The duo, founded in 2010, is comprised of of Julio Mejia and Matthew Van Toth. Floridian natives Toth and Mejia have caught the attention of artists such as Rihanna, Diplo and Calvin Harris. GTA toured with Rihanna and Calvin Harris in 2013. They have also produced official remixes to songs by deadmau5, Rick Ross, Galantis and many more.

The duo’s setlist definitely attracts those who enjoy EDM. Derek Lopez, an independent DJ and producer from Alberquerque, N.M. was one of many at the concert. He is a loyal fan and was excited for the duo’s debut album.

“I’m really looking forward to [the album],” Lopez said. “I think they really stepped out of their comfort zone to make this new album and I’m really interested to see how they will incorporate it into their set.”

Lopez describes the duo as an unexpected pair.

“You know what, they were heavy, now they are taking another step,” Lopez said.

Adrian Vasquez, a college student also from New Mexico, looked forward to GTA’s performance.

“I’m humble to be in their presence and am here to have a good night,” Vasquez said.

Vasquez recognizes that there are several EDM groups and duos on the scene right now, but believes GTA stands out from the rest.

“GTA is doing it right. They have their own sound,” Vasquez said. “What they bring to the table is changing the game and I really appreciate what they do for the EDM community.”

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