Good Times Ahead

Good Times Ahead

by GTA

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Overview

Good Times Ahead, the eponymous debut LP from Miami electronic duo GTA, is a party of a different sort. With such a title, one might expect an all-out hedonistic EDM assault. However, the album ends up being the soundtrack for sophisticated revelers. Split between languid R&B vocalists and young rappers, Good Times Ahead sustains its deep groove from start to finish. On the hip-hop side, Vince Staples brings the heat to album standout "Little Bit of This," a tick-tocking hypnotizer featuring his breathless rapping, while Iamsu provides the hardest hit on the raucous "Contract." Backed by the Imogen Heap-esque harmonies of Alyssa Palmer and Jessica Higgs, Philly rapper Tunji Ige makes a turn as a more-interesting Drake on "Feel It." Among the smooth soulful numbers, the woozy "Get It All" -- a collaboration with Wax Motif that features Australian singer Kaelyn Behr on vocals -- and "True Romance" -- featuring Dominican singer Jarina de Marco -- are seductive standouts. Good Times Ahead is rounded out by purer '90s-influenced house ("Heartbeat" and "In My Nature") to further GTA's "death to genres" mantra. There's no doubt that these are all body-movers, but the pair -- Julio Mejia and Matthew Van Toth -- draw upon such a variety of influences that the party they purvey never gets boring. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2016
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624918141
catalogNumber: 556571
Rank: 223889

Album Credits

Performance Credits

GTA   Primary Artist
Karina Pasian   Vocals
Matthew Cash   Vocals
Vince Staples   Vocals
Sudan Ameer Williams   Vocals
Kaelyn Behr   Vocals
Tinashe Kachingwe   Vocals
Aaron Gholar   Vocals
Ebonique Wool   Vocals

Technical Credits

James Knapp   Composer
Justin Lieberman   Engineer
Chris Emerson   Producer
Karina Pasian   Composer
Jessica Higgs   Composer
Matthew Cash   Composer
Vince Staples   Composer
Tyler Scott   Vocal Mixing
Marshall Bryant   Engineer
Javeon McCarthy   Composer
Sudan Ameer Williams   Composer
Shawn Breathwaite   Composer
Kaelyn Behr   Composer
Matthew Van Toth   Producer
Jarina De Marco   Composer
Julio Mejia   Producer
Michael Law Thomas   Engineer
Anna Palmerola   Composer
Zach Nicholls   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Chelsea Gallardo   Executive Producer
Tunji Ige   Composer
Aaron Gholar   Composer
Kasey Barth   Composer
Jeffery Tanner   Engineer

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