Meet GTA, the Duo Behind Some of the Year's Most Joyous Jams

Meet GTA, the Duo Behind Some of the Year’s Most Joyous Jams

GTA only recently released its debut full-length, Good Times Ahead, but these are no newcomers to the dance music world. Matthew Toth, 26, and Julio Mejia, 25, have been making jams together since the Miami natives met through Facebook about six years ago. Their bombastic style smashes together everything from EDM to hip-hop to various Latin American dance music forms. (Toth’s heritage is Cuban and Mejia’s is Honduran.) They even dropped the blistering System of a Down track “B.Y.O.B.” in their 2015 mix Death to Genres Vol. 2. In fact, “Death to genres” has become a motto for GTA, whose latest album ricochets from the chill R&B of “True Romance” and “Pressure” to the bassy bounce of “Little Bit of This,” which features rapper Vince Staples on vocals. “We’ve always been trying to do everything, as far as genres go,” says Mejia. We caught up with Toth and Mejia by phone shortly before their set at the Mid Chicago last week. Read on for the duo’s thoughts on Miami vs.…