After bonding over a shared love of film and music throughout high school, Australian duo Naysayer & Gilsun began producing and DJing together at the age of sixteen.
Moving from sweaty house parties to even sweatier clubs, their attention shifted toward to new ventures: original music production and their live audiovisual show, NGTV. NGTV relies less on instantly recognisable samples and more on aesthetic coherence. Electronic and dance music from across the spectrum meshes and interacts with remixes of dreamy, youthful and vibrant film sequences.
French new wave obscurities, Hollywood blockbusters and deep electronic music play alongside each other in the name of a simple idea: different forms of media can elicit the same emotions. The pair’s obsession with high definition content and precision editing has created a visual experience that is totally immersive, where this idea can be played out in its ideal setting.
In the wake of sell-out installments of the show at Melbourne’s Hi-Fi bar and Where?House project, along the release of a video-mixtape series, the duo have toured extensively - appearing throughout the country and abroad at festivals such Golden Plains (2012), Field Day (2013), Sugar Mountain (2013), Splendour in the Grass (2011), Falls Festival (2011), Big Day Out (2012) and Groovin’ The Moo (2012) and for the UK’s Boiler Room TV (2013).
In late 2012, Naysayer & Gilsun released their debut single In Mind to wide acclaim. A collaboration with friend and I’lls member Simon Lam, In Mind was released through their label Bossman Records. Since that release, the pair have released a remix for Norwegian band Young Dreams and recorded a number of new tracks to be released throughout 2013 - beginning with All That Good Work/Blue a forthcoming single on Modular’s imprint Club Mod, with remixes from John Roberts and Elephino.
In keeping with the tonal style of In Mind, the new material is built on a range of disparate sounds and influences - aiming to create something out of the interplay between organic and inorganic sources. Each track exists somewhere between the headphones and a club, straddling the divide between late night bedroom listening-parties and the large, visceral experiences Naysayer & Gilsun want their shows to be.