Matthew Masurka was lucidly dreaming one morning in high school as Prince’s sonic masterpiece, I Would Die 4 U, danced from his clock radio and embedded in his soul.
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Already an avid music-lover, it wasn’t until that pivotal moment that Matthew began to channel his nascent love into what would eventually become the alias for which he is known the world over, Gigamesh.
A Minnesota native, Gigamesh couldn’t resist the infectious influence of the Minneapolis Sound. He even briefly interned under the tutelage of one of Prince’s engineers, an experience which helped him acquire additional tools he needed to perfect his synth-driven style. In addition to classic pop, his early influences included Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow, Aphex Twin, and Radiohead.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music, Gigamesh released a series of popular bootlegs. His first paid project, a remix of Mike Posner’s Cooler Than Me, peaked at #6 on the Billboard charts and made Gigamesh a two-time, multiplatinum-selling producer in the process. With the wind in his sails, Gigamesh went on to make other viral remix hits for artists like Radiohead, Fleetwood Mac, Foster The People, Donna Summer, and several others. He also produced two critically acclaimed EPs: the self-titled Gigamesh on Our Label Records, and All My Life on Kitsuné. Fast forward to 2015, and Gigamesh was lighting up the airwaves again with his euphoric cut, The Music, following it up with a Caroline Smith collaboration on Control.
Gigamesh is now set to release his debut full-length album, Time Travel. Due later this summer, the long-anticipated LP will introduce fans to a more expansive and modern musical palette. Liberated from stringent genre categorization, Time Travel infuses a variety of electronic styles underpinned by classisc song structure and lyricism. It promises to be Gigamesh’s most exciting and multi-faceted pieces of work to date.