Gawdat is a duo that turns venues upside down – a name associated with unrestrained, feel-good vibes and a live performance unmatched on a regional level. The Cairo-based duo is heavily influenced by 90’s R&B culture, classic soul, and jazzy basslines, which form the basis of their signature sound and groove-laden mixing style.
Having infiltrated the scene across the country early on, the duo is considered one of Egypt’s elite imprints, having played nearly every major event within the borders since 2013. The brothers proved to be a unique embodiment of equal parts energy and technical capability. This led them to being called upon for international performances since 2015, a pivotal point in their young careers. Gawdat has played alongside some of the industry’s heavyweights such as Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, The Martinez Brothers, Luciano, Loco Dice, and Bedouin, to name a few.
Following a very successful year that saw them perform at esteemed festivals including Caprices, Sunwaves, Enchanted Forest, Überhaus (Egypt), and two sold-out events in London, Gawdat kickstart their 2023 by selecting their 10 favorite tracks of the moment.
1. Moxy Edits 006 (Rooléh)
“This track really represents who we are, we usually like to play some catchy vocals with a groovy modern beat that makes everyone get up on their feet.”
2. Gianni Firmaio – Blaster (Original Mix)
“A banger track that never fails to blow up any club’s roof, a weapon we usually play in a peak slot.”
3. Maverick Sabre feat Jorja Smith – Slow Down (James Cole Remix)
“An incredible opening track that always grabs the crowd’s attention, its unique sounds brings people together on the dance floor.”
4. PAWSA – Room Service (24 Hour Mix)
“One of our all-time favorite tracks. The baseline and the melody are incredible. We called it “the dance floor destroyer”.”
5. The Mac Band – Roses Are Red (RSquared Edit)
“Another uplifting banger that we usually play at the peak of our set. The vocals and beat make the crowd go wild every time we play it.”
6. Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Club Mix)
“Our signature track, that classic tune we’ve been playing since the beginning of this year, and it is definitely one of the set’s essentials.”
7. Darius Syrossian & George Smeddles – Back In The Dance (Extended Mix)
“Our summer hit, the first drop smashes the dance floor every single time we play it. definitely one of our favorite set essential tracks.”
8. Jansons – Mode (Richy Ahmed Remix)
“This tune is a very special tune for us, the melody and the baseline are just mind-blowing. It’s our first choice when we really want to push the crowd to a whole new level.”
9. Jansons – Medicine (Extended Mix)
“The ultimate dance track! This track says a lot about us too. The vocals along with the sounds say a lot about our style, it is also one of our signature tracks.”
10. James Cole – Tell Me That You Love Me (Original Mix)
“Another top tune by James Cole that is also an amazing opener to our set. It’s one of our top 3 opening tracks that put the crowd into the party mode.”