Don’t Believe The Hype _ Interview With Giles Armstrong

Giles _ Background

What about some of the tracks that are etched in your head, maybe from a couple of favourite sets that you enjoyed over the years? Would you mind giving me a few and maybe some background?

I danced [well tried] to this so much when I used to go The Temple Of Sound! It’s great to hear the likes of Surgeon still regularly play it in his sets.

Another Temple Of Sound favourite. It all went pretty downhill for Slam after this remix. This track always reminds me of one of best Irish DJ’s ever ever. Billy Scurry

Opened me up to a whole other world of sounds that unfortunately producers are still copying badly to this day.

There was no escaping from this tune when I started raving in Dublin and unlike other big tunes from that time like ‘Spastik’ or anything by Josh poxy Wink. Altered States has stood the test of time and then some!

When I realised that techno can make the hairs of the back of your neck stand up and weep with joy 🙂

I better mention this one seen as I have part of it’s waveform tattoo’d on my left leg!

 


Music production and history are my biggest passions in life. Though people often say that Techno is faceless and should be about the music blah, blah, blah.. I believe in the need to document the people and stories behind it. Techno is a very small world in reality and I think it needs a proper resource. I hope that everyone who is interested in Techno finds this blog accessible in terms of the way that it is written. I personally prefer to hear the artists voice as loud as the music and never enjoy synopsised and pasteurised versions of old conversation; the sort that's peppered with the occasional quote here and there.

10 Responses to “Don’t Believe The Hype _ Interview With Giles Armstrong”

  1. Don

    Jun 24. 2013

    Giles, what a gentleman, class (and funny!) interview and looking forward to the mix!

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  2. Jay Grogan

    Jun 24. 2013

    Bravo!!

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  3. PEAK

    Jun 24. 2013

    Very entertaining, thanks!

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  4. Ashley Borg

    Jun 26. 2013

    Great read. Although doing so on public transport was questionable. Had a few laugh out loud moments. Ha

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  5. Jake Conlon

    Jun 26. 2013

    Respect mate! 🙂

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  6. ICN

    Jun 26. 2013

    Deadly interview, even if I do say so myself. Brilliant mix too!

    Thanks again Giles. I enjoyed all of this so much 😀

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  7. wowsignal

    Jun 27. 2013

    Percy X is Edit Select – fuck me i didn’t know that! Funny how this will make me listen to Edit Select differently now. Great interview.

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  8. wowsignal

    Jun 27. 2013

    any chance of an id on the last tune of the beach party clip?

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  9. Peter Sweeney

    Jun 28. 2013

    Sitting here enjoying this read munching on nesquick 🙂

    Cheers fellas

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