GILA is an electronic producer from Denver, Colorado. Born Kyle Reid, he was a talented jazz drummer and percussionist until a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis forced him to give up his sticks at age 17.
Turning to his laptop, he channelled his frustrated musicality into beat making.
GILA, (pronounced hee-la) is named for the gila monster, the only venomous lizard native to the United States. Often slow, full of texture, and deadly, the gila monster possesses many of the same qualities in GILA’s music.