GTA Grand Theft Auto III is the video game we will be reviewing today…
Wait Where’s The Vibe doesn’t review video games, we cover EDM artists. Good thing there is an artist named GTA that we will be covering this week in our Artist Review
The first thing I find out is that GTA stands for “Good Times Ahead”. I had no idea, but it’s fitting because there will only be good times ahead with their new album: La Nueva Clasica.
GTA is a duo that consists of Julio Mejia and Matt Toth. They got their start in 2010 when they met through social media when a mutual friend introduced them through Facebook. They started in the Electric City of Scranton, what are the odds of that? Originally they decided on its abbreviation GTA meaning Grand Theft Audio.
Between 2011 and 2012 GTA released many remixes and songs on Laidback Luke’s MixMash Records. They also were featured on Diplo’s Express Yourself EP and later that year they released their own EP on Chris Lake’s Rising Music.
In 2013 GTA remixed artists like deadmau5 and Kaskade. That same year they released collaborations with Diplo, Hendrix, and Digital Lab.
GTA has played at major music festivals such as Ultra, Coachella, Made In America, EDC, and Tomorrowland. They toured with Rihanna in 2013 as her opening act and became the 6th largest tour. GTA also toured with Tiesto and Calvin Harris. But they have had their own tours in 2014 and 2015; Death to Genres tour and Goons Take America Tour.
They then in 2015 released “Intoxicated” with Martin Solveig and it peaked to number 5 on the UK singles chart but was also on the top charts in 7 other counties. This made it Beatport’s top-selling house track of the year. In the same year, GTA released three EPs Death to Genres, The remixes of that album, and the sequel to that album DTG. To wrap up that year they made a remix music video to Skrillex’s song “Red Lips”.
GTA in 2016 released their first full-length album Good Times Ahead, and then two years later released La Nueva Clasica.
GTA is one of the ultimate video games of the year and it shows by how much time and effort has been put into it thus far. But enough about the video game, this is all about the GTA music duo and I could say the same thing about them. The road they have been on… from a Facebook meet up to one of the bigger names in EDM music today. I would play GTA every day.