The birth of GTA begun with a simple Facebook introduction of Miami born artists Julio Mejia and Matt Toth. Meijah, who originally went by the name JWLS had a sound heavily influenced by hip hop, and Toth who went by the name VanToth, had more of a tech-house style. The DJs have both produced music individually, JWLS had remixes for artists like A-Trak, while VanToth’s solo work included remixes for Gina Turner. After their online introduction Toth and Meija listened to the other’s work and decided to collaborate on a song together. Shortly after its release their track was picked up by Afrojack and GTA was born. GTA stands for Good Times Ahead, a name that encourages good vibes and the type of energy that is needed to start a party.

Their style incorporates many genres, ranging from progressive and electro house, to EDM, hip hop and trap. Since their release of their first track, GTA has made countless remixes on Laidback Luke’s Mixmash record. They were featured on one of Diplo’s EPs, and produced their own EP People Boots. GTA has provided remixes for many artists such as WhatSoNot, Deadmau5 and Kaskade. GTA released three volumes of their Death to Genre, and it was a huge success and delivered banger after banger in any genre.

Recently, GTA released their single Little Bit of This with Vince Staples and collaborated with WhatSoNot and Tunji Ige on their song Feel It. The powerhouse duo is expected to release their huge debut LP labeled, Good Times Ahead in early October. It is a highly anticipated album featuring top artists and we can’t wait for its debut.

Currently on tour, one of the stops for GTA is our very own Senator Theatre in Chico California. The show will be Tuesday October 4th, there’s still a chance to get tickets, just follow the link here.


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