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GTA's Matt Toth and Julio Mejia Are Taking Over EDM From a Converted Dorm in Kendall

There's a loud, in-your-face sound coming out of Miami, making waves in clubs across America. It's got a hip-hop lean and sometimes a tropical vibe. It's dirty, sexy, and full of hype.



It's a raw sound, sought out by some of the biggest names in EDM. And it's coming from a modest converted dorm across the street from Miami Dade College in Kendall.



Matt Toth, 22, and Julio Mejia, 21, are to blame. They go by the name GTA. And though they don't regularly run amok in the street committing vehicular manslaughter on hookers and the homeless, Toth and Mejia's energetic blend of hard synths, funky drops, and hood swag will jack a dance floor and make the all hoes scream.



See also:

-Julio Mejia: Miami New Times' Best Young DJ of 2012

-GTA's Van Toth Talks Ghetto Tech House, Bedroom Studios, and Laidback Luke

-GTA Plays Story's Epic NYE 2013 Week With Deadmau5


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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.