giant records 10th release is from new york born adam collins and limited to 150 hand stamped and numbered copies. adam is widely known for his work as one half of production duo omni am, along with marky star and counts derrick carter and evil eddie richards and a whole host of others, amongst their fans. adam’s release for giant is titled - day2day and has all the trademark’s of adam’s wonky, left of field, slightly off kilter grooves - day2day builds and snakes itself into a bottom bass heavy house jam - chicago style keys mould the snare and hats into an infectious work out - with an alien like hook that keeps it all slightly wobbly. the next cut is from the super talented carl finlow under carl’s random factor guise, a beauty in its own right ! super tight drums and a punchy random factor bassline take’s this mix on a journey through many shades of electronica - as the track swells nicely with warm atmospheric pads and sprinkles of emotive keys, with an electro style hook that keep’s it all swinging in carl’s trademark sound. the next mix is from la based producer mieka du franx. mieka’s mix strips the original down to the bare essentials and gives it a tuff minimal feel. the last mix is from echo of glory, which see’s echo take the track on a acid tinged work out - adding dubbed out vocals and super subbed out bass.
south london house label giant records offers up its eighth release. after a chance meeting on a london bus grant and david got talking about house music and the result followed in david sending grant these two wicked cuts, which were signed immediately david beigers dream factory ep is ladened with twists and turns of cinematic tech funk two original cuts here from german born david surface and dream factory, the later coming with a remix from grant dell grants take on dream factory is a heavy blend of tribal work outs, shaka zulu chants and shouts with some heavy sub-bass to boot featuring excerpts from mutabarukas the poem.
sing with me: much in the same vein of the mannheim house sound made popular by artists like johnny d, nick curly, christian burkhardt etc. bretts gives us a deep but driving track centered around an african boy singing. brett chops the sample up to create a choir of ethereal voices to support the boys singing. as the track progresses it takes a left turn into weirdville through some dramatic synth tweaks & sweeps. this track is perfect for anyone who likes to dance standing up, with their head down and first firmly in the air. speaking japanese: many people will tell you learning to speak japanese is one of the most difficult languages to learn, and theyre right. lucky for you, brett has done all the work by translating his message into sound. the core inspiration for this track is based on a sample from a song by get physical owner and artist mandy. they were kind enough to let brett use the sample and run wild with it. the result is 8 minutes and 12 seconds of over driven 909s, rolling bass lines and a pad so thick you need a fork to eat it. all of this keeps the calm while frantic chatter and out of this world fxs take you to a japanese after party somewhere in shibuya.
THE FOREVER BOB EP (TERRI FRANCIS, ALLISTER & HOLDEN, FATON DOLAKU REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK09.05.16
the forever bob ep is a requiem to bob de rosa by his long time close friends and collaborators grant dell, terry francis, mark allister and faton dolaku. these recordings draw on fond memories of their time spent with a man who lived for underground dance music and is rightly regarded as one of its true originators.
after making a great impression with its first ep, giant records serves up a second hot helping of house music from boss man grant dell, complete with fresh remixes by scottish techno stalwarts silicone soul. dell, also known as chicago transit authority, has been doing his do for 25 years now. as a dj he is at home in clubs in ibiza and barcelona as well as around the rest of europe, and is someone who always prefers to push his own brand of widely infused and influenced music than his own profile. once again here he comes up trumps with the emotive, glowing house cut ‘in your mind’. with a neat bassline and mid tempo house drums, subtle but effective synth smears add warmth and colour to the groove, whilst soul fuelled vocals add a real sense of personality. this is sure to get people grooving at any hour and comes with grant’s own space echo remix. as the title suggests it’s a more dubby and reverb rich affair with cosmic signifiers and sci-fi vibes pervading from start to finish. silicone soul need little introduction having been at the heart of real deep house and techno for decades on the soma label. their first remix is a darkroom dub - named after their own label - and is a seductively slo-mo and lazily unfolding house cut with languid synths that really suck you in. their lush hypnohouse mix is then a twinkling, late night bit of melodically rich deep house with starry skies twinkling above sombre chords. this is a patiently served but hugely alluring ep that is stuffed with plenty of tender feeling. one again then, both grant and giant have come up with the goods.
200 copies - vinyl only - giant records sees in the new year with a killer ep from a bright new producer from poland, by the name of, mariuz kryska, mariuz offers up two peak time grooves here with remix duties falling on, sascha dive and giant head honcho grant dell. the first track up is low jam, which sees the original mix dive into a deep drum lead swing reminiscent of old todd terry beats, that have gone before, all topped off with a spoken word and tight hats and rides. next up is sascha dive - giving low jam a slowed down dubby feel with some sweet dubbed-out stabs that evolves into that deep house sound that sascha has mastered over the years. next cut is no perspective mariuzs original mix is a relentless bass heavy work out which weaves around some slick west coast gangsta rhymes and detroit style strings and pads. grant dells take on no perspective leans on the detroit style pad, from the original and adds some off kilter 808 beats that sit nicely along some smart 303 stabs and the gangsta rhyme which then merges into a slick techno jam with added breakbeats.
EP (SASCHA DIVE, GRANT DELL MIXE)(HAND STAMPED VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl UK04.07.17
vinyl only! giant records new release is a limited edition, hand stamped and numbered run, limited to 150 copies. comes from ettore angrisani aka highest sound levels who hails from naples - italy. two killer cuts here from ettore. first cut is - colours of underground - some late night heady vibes here that has all the hallmark s of those great italian deep house classics that have gone before. colors of underground - comes with a remix from grant dell. a nice stripped down dubby groove with dark atmospheric stabs and great use of ettore s tripped out keys. the second cut - sub-remote concept world - see s ettore take us on a dark twisted journey into a druggy spoken word - jam - with a sub bass that will shake many a dancefloor. sub remote world - comes with a sweet remix from sascha dive. sascha s mix lightens the mood and brings a nice subtle house vibe to the track with emotive keys - strings and an infectious peak time bass-line.
darren roach is supreme master of his own unique electronic house fusion as he weaves his virtuosity into his forth-coming ep vinyl only pressing ‘ionian’, due to be proudly released by the end of october on giant records. this technically deluxe record presents an a-side original mix, written and produced by darren, along with double remix b-sides from ‘echo of glory’ and ‘funton’ who both offer additional production to this sonically vibrant pressing. darren’s depth of creative flair and technical finesse is wildly evident within the tracks purposeful deep, elevated groove. the composition holds an intricate dynamic depth to its pulsating core root and draws upon a clean-cut stimulating atmospheric clarity within the concise use of synthesizer. melodic bursts intertwine and flourish in a rich and vibrant way amongst an array of intricate atmospheric key parts and crowd stomping purposeful beats. a wholly elevating sonic vibration that will have you instantaneously elevated and unified on the dance floor under the one truly vibrant positive spell.
the forth inline on giant is again from grant dell this time grant take us on a deep dive into the realms of a trippy moog lead madness, on – the way we feel – filtered out dub stabs evolve around a timothy leary inspired spoken word – dark heady madness.
giant records is the new label from grant dell, a man that has been at the forefront of the tech-house scene for over 15 years and has amassed a truly enviable back catalogue of releases. giant s first release is from mark allister, whose skill for crafting a proper old school tech-house groove on -not going back- is more than matched by his talent for laying down vocals. complementing this original, jay tripwire turns in a self-styled marimba machine redux, whilst label head grant dell chooses to focus on allister s vocal for a remix that possesses keys that wouldn t sound out of place on a kraftwerk track. supported by mr g, doc martin, eddie richards, john digweed, richie hawtin