Giles Smith: FAMILIES #11

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May 8, 2010 by DJ Elroy

Giles Smith: FAMILIES #11

Something a bit laid back for a Saturday afternoon after a hard night of clubbin…

In early 2000 Giles Smith was already an key player on the London scene, running small parties and being the new resident of London house music gatekeepers Faith… In what was at the time an ocean of rock-tinged techno, he was relentlessly championing house music. Then Giles started secretsundaze with some friends in 2001, arguably the biggest success story in recent London clubbing history. With punters flocking every summer to their ever changing London venues and overseas club ringing them to organize secretsundaze tours, Giles was able to do whatever he wanted. A new freedom he used to develop and promote house music.

Today Giles is still running secretsundaze (which is aiming to get back to their roots with more intimate parties during their 2010 season coupled with a militant underground approach of no press and no promotion). He’s most recently launched a booking agency – The Secret Agency. He’s also working in the studio with Martin Dawson as Two Armadillos, having new material lined up for 2010 and they have been asked alongside Floating Points, Levon Vincent and Marcel Dettman to take part in a concept album remixing tracks by drum n bass heroes Commix on Goldie‘s legendary Metalheadz imprint. Dj-wise he’s got a busy schedule, with gigs lined up at some of the worlds best clubs such as Panoramabar, Sonar, Trouw in Amsterdam,  Robert Johnson in Offenbach (near Frankfurt) and Warehouse 702 in Tokyo to name a few, all of this fueled by his passion for house music. A consistency and a passion that’s reflected on the mix he gave us for the 11th episode of the FAMILIESdownloads series.

1. Intro taken from “Mommy What’s a Record” by Kerri Chandler – Downtown
2. I:Cube – Deep Republic – Versatile
3. Jay Tripwire ft Boddhi Satva – Dema (Delano Smith Transit dub) – Grooveland
4. Osunlade – Blackman – Soul Jazz
5. Steel Vybe – What We Do (Sub Distortion mix) – Stealy Vybe
6. Giles Smith and Glimpse – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – unreleased
7. Scope – Magic – Large
8. Rick Wade – First Darkness – Laid
9. The Mole – Last Ditch – Musique Risquée
10. Moodymann – Tribute – KDJ
11. Moodymann – Live in LA  – Peacefrog
12. BT – Relativity (Carl Craig remix)  – Deep Dish
13. Steven Tang – Glimmer  – Aesthetic Audio
14. Vincent Halliburton – Something I Feel  – Rush Hour
15. Kerri Chandler – The Invoice  – Downtown


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