Words by Henry Sawbridge
Who is GANZ though?
When Hermitude released their LP HyperParadise in 2012 they would have never predicted what a roll on effect it would have. Not only for their own success, but that of Flume as well. It only took around a month after releasing the track 'HyperParadise' for Australian hype-lord Flume to remix it into one of the biggest tracks of the year, where audiences in clubs and festivals everywhere caught onto the dance-inducing melody coupled with that banging signature Flume drop.
Then one night well over a year later, a ‘flip’ of that well received Flume remix, was released from then unknown producer GANZ.
What Flume had remixed had now been flipped to the next level, leaving the first heads to hear the new flip live (after expecting the old Flume drop) to peel their melted faces off the floor. Jordy Saämena, AKA GANZ, the now 26-year-old from the Netherlands had not only revived one of the biggest tunes of the previous year but pulled himself a seat to the yet still quite unpopulated trap and future bass table. Over the next few years GANZ would go on to release unreasonably large flips and remixes for A$AP Rocky, What So Not and RL Grime’s ‘Tell Me’, Alison Wonderland, A-Trak and ODEZSA.
While he has now firmly established himself as a master of the flip, he has also found the time to produce two huge EP’s and some mind blowing singles of his own as well as guest mixes for the likes of Diplo and friends and while on his last Australian tour, Triple J. In the last 6 months GANZ has brought us his most recent work the GAO EP featuring ‘Lone’ produced with What So Not and 'GAOBEAR' Ft. Dusty bringing a prevalent grime influence to the track. If you’ve not heard the ‘GANZ’ name before, you’ve most definitely heard his music, and with an upcoming third Australian tour you can catch the Dutchman himself at Fat Controller on the 16th of July where he will undoubtedly throw down one of the biggest sets ‘The Fat Man’ has seen to date.