Giles Smith

Giles Smith (secretsundaze, Two Armadillos)

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25 MAR 2014 MEOKO CHATS TO GILES SMITH ABOUT UPCOMING SECRETSUNDAZE PARTIES >

13 MAR 2014 RA NEWS: SECRETSUNDAZE ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR 2014 >

25 FEB 2014 FIFTEEN QUESTIONS WITH GILES SMITH >

24 JUL 2013 RADIO 1: GILES SMITH GUEST MIX FOR MOSCA >

12 JUL 2013 RA REVIEWS: TWO ARMADILLOS - GOLDEN AGE THINKING >

10 JUL 2013 DJ MAG MAIN FEATURE: TWO ARMADILLOS 'SOLID GOLD' >

28 JUN 2013 GROOVE MAGAZINE MAIN FEATURE: SECRETSUNDAZE "A Timeless Feeling" >

26 JUN 2013 ATTACK MAGAZINE: GILES SMITH'S TOP TRACKS >

26 JUN 2013 MEOKO: MUSIC THOUGH PICTURES WITH GILES SMITH >

12 JUN 2013 secretsundaze IS A TOP PICK FROM RA's GUIDE TO OFF SONAR EVENTS >

07 JUN 2013 IBIZA-VOICE: OFF WEEK, SONAR BARCELONA >

22 MAY 2013 'The Golden Age of Thinking part 4' (Bonus) >

21 MAY 2013 DJMAG ITALIA: GILES SMITH INTERVIEW >

14 MAY 2013 SECRETSUNDAZE LANDS ON SPACE, IBIZA >

23 APR 2013 Terry Farley Interviews Giles Smith on secretsundaze >

26 MAR 2013 Two Armadillos Present: Golden Age Of Thinking >

20 MAR 2013 Giles Smith: Three Hour Panorama Bar set am Sonntags >

22 FEB 2013 Soundwall: Giles Smith: the lost art of the warm up DJ >

05 FEB 2013 Hyponik: Easter secretsundaze >

29 JAN 2013 NTS Radio: Giles Smith >

24 JAN 2013 teshno: james priestley and giles smith in leeds >

20 DEC 2012 i-D: Giles Smith >

17 DEC 2012 Teshno: Two Armadillo's "Golden Age Thinking" in Best Albums of >

26 OCT 2012 Mixmag: Giles Smith Picks Top Five Spooky Tunes >

11 SEP 2012 Shed headlines Secretsundaze Halloween Asylum Party >

31 AUG 2012 RA Event Review: Secretsundaze Go Bang! in London >

01 AUG 2012 Teshno Review: Two Armadillos - Golden Age Thinking Part 3 >

13 JUL 2012 In The Deep End: secretsundaze At Sonar 2012 >

13 JUN 2012 RA News: secretsundaze Go Bang! >

09 MAY 2012 secretsundaze Opening Party Photos By Anomalous Visuals >

27 MAR 2012 RA Review: Two Armadillos - Golden Age Thinking Part 2 (4/5) >

22 FEB 2012 Two Armadillos - 'Golden Age Thinking Pt 1' reviews >

21 FEB 2012 secretsundaze Easter party 2012 lineup revealed >

07 FEB 2012 Two Armadillos' Inspirations >

01 FEB 2012 Catching Up with Giles Smith + his top ten tips for 2012 >

27 JAN 2012 Ibiza Voice chat to Two Armadillos >

24 JAN 2012 RA review Two Armadillos - Golden Age Thinking Pt 1 >

11 JAN 2012 RA: Two Armadillos prep debut album >

10 JAN 2012 Keep It Deep review Giles Smith & Glimpse EP (DE) >

21 DEC 2011 FACT's 20 best New Year's Eve parties >

02 DEC 2011 teshno include 10 Years Of secretsundaze as best compilation of >

30 NOV 2011 secretsundaze NYE event featured on FACT >

28 NOV 2011 10 Years of secretsundaze charted by DJ Mag as best compilation >

17 NOV 2011 Data Transmission Preview secretsundaze NYE >

10 NOV 2011 UGroove.tv review secretsundaze & Electric Minds >

07 NOV 2011 RA Preview Altberliner Karneval >

27 OCT 2011 Ibiza Voice Recommend secretsundaze Halloween party >

13 OCT 2011 Concrete plot parties in Paris >

13 OCT 2011 Giles Smith at CIUC pres. After Moniker >

27 SEP 2011 Data Transmission Preview Halloween with secretsundaze & Electri >

23 SEP 2011 Ibiza Voice Review secretsundaze Closing Party >

14 SEP 2011 James & Giles playing @ Micro/Macro This Friday >

09 SEP 2011 Exclusive Sets From The secretsundaze Boiler Room Party >

25 AUG 2011 LWE review Two Armadillos - People Of The World EP >

23 AUG 2011 10 years of secretsundaze - Mixmag compilation of the month >

17 AUG 2011 RA review 10 years of secretsundaze compilation CD >

15 AUG 2011 Secretsundaze live on Boiler Room Tues 16th August >

03 AUG 2011 Data Transmission rate 10 years compilation 9/10 >

26 JUL 2011 Dazed Digital cover 10 years of secretsundaze >

26 JUL 2011 DJ Mag cover 10 years of secretsundaze >

26 JUL 2011 Mixmag feature 10 years of secretsundaze >

26 JUL 2011 Two Armadillos - People Of The World EP review on Ibiza Voice >

14 JUL 2011 Interview: Giles Smith talks to Halcyon >

04 JUL 2011 RA review Two Armadillos EP >

28 JUN 2011 Two Armadillos - People Of The World EP >

15 FEB 2011 Giles Smith: LWE Podcast 74 >

16 DEC 2010 Ibiza Voice: secretsundaze celebrates 10 years with a 2011 Tour >

16 DEC 2010 secretsundaze NYE Party one of Ibiza Voice's top NYE picks >

18 NOV 2010 secretsundaze announce stellar NYE Line UP >

05 NOV 2010 RA: ADE 2010 Review: secretsundaze party doesn't disappoint >

21 OCT 2010 RA: Kenny Larkin to headline secretsundaze Closing Party 2010 >

01 OCT 2010 APE Magazine: The Steady Growth of secretsundaze >

28 SEP 2010 RA Event Review: Stop Making Sense Festival 2010 >

14 MAY 2010 THE NEW SECRETSUNDAZE >

13 MAY 2010 secretsundaze in Paris 14th May >

01 MAY 2010 audioFAMILIES download # 11 with Giles Smith >

29 MAR 2010 The Secret Agency Launch Party with Giles Smith and Wbeeza >

04 MAR 2010 Nina Kraviz makes UK debut for secretsundaze >

11 FEB 2010 GILES SMITH - INTERVIEW WITH THEMUTEDNOISEOFTHEMETROPOLITANCOLDS >

03 AUG 2009 RA Event Review: Secretsundaze @ Village Underground >

22 JUN 2009 Resident Advisor Podcast 160: Giles Smith >

08 APR 2009 Resident Advisor: Secretsundaze: Nice guys finish first >

Giles Smith (secretsundaze, Two Armadillos)

Agent: Ben

One of the things that sets Giles Smith apart is his sense of house history. For two decades now has he been collecting records, initially with no desire to spin them in public whatsoever. The young Smith was simply obsessed with tracking down what he heard on the radio, clubs and mix tapes absorbing influences and inspiration without prejudice. A brotherly shove soon got him on the decks, though, and now, in 2013, all that early research is still paying off in dividends.

Most notably Smith, with partner James Priestley, transformed the face of London clubbing and influenced Sunday clubbing worldwide with the birth of his secretsundaze party over a decade ago. Since then it has become an ever more essential party for those in the know, with a quality, uncompromising, soundtrack that has influenced the scene at large no end. Now also encompassing a revered DJ Agency (The Secret Agency) assured label (secretsundaze records) and mix compilation series (the 1st edition in 2007 edition of which was mixed live at home sans any computer trickery by Giles), the brand spreads far and wide with events in Tokyo, Barcelona, New York, Berlin and Croatia to name a few.

On a personal level, Smith has played everywhere you’d expect of a modern great – from Panorama Bar to Robert Johnson, Fabric to Plastic People, Trouw to Cielo, The Rex to Club 11 as well as at many of the parties which most influenced him in the early days including Back to Basics and Faith. “At the beginning it was the sounds of Blaze, Larry Heard, Ron and Chez who were – and remain - some of my biggest influences alongside UK mid 90s house labels such as Junior Boys Own and Paper but I’m also drawn to the more modern European sounds from Germany, Holland and of course will always pay close attention to Detroit and Chicago which still to this day provide me with some of the most authentic and inspiring music."

As a DJ Giles' sets are always noted for their subtle selection, strong programming and smooth style despite covering many bases over the course of a set. His contributions to some of the most high end podcasts is testament to this with mixes for the likes of Resident Advisor, Little White Earbuds, Audio Families and most recently ID under his belt.

With house and techno running through his veins, it’s no surprise Smith was eventually lured into the studio to craft his own sounds. The results nearly always in collaboration with the late great Martin Dawson as Two Armadillos, have been some of the most immediately timeless house music of recent years, deep but with feeling, purposeful yet poised. “My aims with music are really just to make something that will not age” muses Giles. “So much dance music sounds contrived following a fad or fashion and this is something that I avoid at all cost. I also have a strong belief in keeping the human touch, not overproducing music and keeping a live, more natural and raw sound.” Releasing  14 EP's together, a handful of choice remixes, numerous mix compilation licenses and most recently starting a live set together, perhaps the duo's best example of their work can be heard on their 3 part series LP 'Golden Age Thinking'.

The end of 2012 saw the tragic loss of Giles' great friend and production partner in Martin Dawson. They collaborated to great success for 6 years, and there is unreleased material and remixes that will see the light of day in 2013 and are sure to act as a fitting tribute to Martin. The future is bound to realise new partnerships and projects with Giles' persistent passion and desire to share the music he loves not likely to leave him any time soon.

Kristan J Caryl

 

DJ Set

1 x Allen & Heath XONE:92 or Rane Rotary Mixer

2 x Technics SL 1200/1210's on EACH side of the mixer

Extra set of turntable needles

2 x Pioneer CDJ2000 CD player and they MUST be connected by an long enough sized WORKING Ethernet link cable to set the decks on each side of the technics, otherwise on cdj stands 

Extra Ethernet cables

2 x High quality monitor speakers (levels of which can be changed by the DJ) placed left and right of the DJ

High quality soundsystem

 

Releases:

2013 - Two Armadillos - Golden Age Thinking Part 4 [Two Armadillos]

2012 - Two Armadillos - Golden Age Thinking Part 3 [Two Armadillos]

2012 - Two Armadillos - Golden Age Thinking Part 2 [Two Armadillos]

2012 - Two Armadillos - Golden Age Thinking Part 1 [Two Armadillos]

2011 - Giles Smith & Glimpse, Two Armadillos - Can't Take My Eyes Off You [Balance Alliance]

2011 - Two Armadillos - People Of The World [Secretsundaze]

2009 - VA Dessous Classics: The Remixes Volume 3 [Dessous]

2009 - Two Armadillos - Hawthorne's Theme [BangBang!]

2009 - Two Armadillos - Je Suis Differente [Sthlm Audio]

2009 - Two Armadillos- Rattlesnake [Motivbank]

2009 - Two Armadillos - Jazz Falutin' [Tsuba]

2008 - Two Armadillos - Hamlin [Dessous]

2008 - Two Armadillos - Patience [Four:Twenty]

2008 - Two Armadillos - Nostalgia [Buzzin Fly]

2007 - Two Armadillos - Warriors [secretsundaze music]

2007 - Giles Smith presents Two Armadillos - Butterfly Bee EP [Dessous]

2007 - Giles Smith presents Two Armadillos - Tunnel of Light EP [Dessous]

 

Remixes:

2012 - Lana Del Rey - Born to Die (Two Aramadillos Official Remixes) [Two Armadillos White]

2011 - Jovonn - Revival - A Definition Of A Track (Two Armadillos Remix) [Late Night Audio]

2010 - Leif - Designed with That In Mind (Two Armadillos Tribute To Trax Remix) [Fear of Flying]

2010 - Commix - Spectacle (Two Armadillos Rhythm of Life Remix) [Metalheadz]

2009 - The Discoboys - To The Mountain Top (Two Armadillos remix) [Dessous]

2008 - Kiki - Belvedere (Two Armadillos remix) [Mood Music]

2008 - Dan Berkson and James What - Keep On (Two Armadillos remix) [Dessous]

2008 - Sensitiva - Viola Tricolor (secretsundaze remix) [secretsundaze music]

2006 - Era Calavara - Santiago Posada (Giles Smith & Dan Berkson rmx) [Logical Noise]

 

Mix Compilations:

2011 - 10 Years Of secretsundaze - Mixed by Giles Smith and James Priestley - [secretsundaze music]

2008 - secretsundaze Volume 2 - Mixed by Giles Smith and James Priestley [secretsundaze music]

2007 - secretsundaze Volume 1 - Mixed by Giles Smith and James Priestley [secretsundaze music]


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