Photo by Justin Vague

Photo by Justin Vague

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 playing parties to 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), The Plot (2013), MONA's Dark Mofo (2013) 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 debut, the pair have remixed Young Dreams, I'lls and released their All That Good Work/Blue EP on Modular’s imprint Club Mod, which featured remixes from John Roberts and Elephino. The EP received attention from the likes of Pitchfork and Spin Magazine, while also being supported locally by outlets such as Triple J, 3RRRFM, Triple Z and the ABC's Rage.

In addition to their audio and visual productions, Neher and Gill have focused on further collaborative efforts such as their role as Directors of Music for a Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Designer Series show (2012) and a premiere of their original compositions and video art commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Melbourne Music Week (2013).

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