Following on from the release of Actress epic new album ‘Ghettoville’ we’ve got fresh Werkdiscs related news for you this morning with Darren Cunningham’s imprint revealing the signing of fast rising Athens based DJ and producer Giganta. A Red Bull Music Academy participant back in 2011 the Greek sound designer has been making waves in her native country for the last few years with her weekly show on Paranoise Radio membership as part of the Rotation DJ Collective that throws parties throughout the year becoming an integral part of the Athenian scene.
As many of us are unfortunately aware, Greece is a country in turmoil at the moment but as previously evidenced most prominently in Berlin after the fall of the wall such hostile environments however unlikely often seem to breed creativity amongst the adversity. Thus the it is easy to see why the work of Giganta, real name Eleni Adamopoulou has caught the attention of Werkdiscs with her releases being “representative of her fight against the negativity and violence that has surrounded her in her city since 2008”. Her upcoming EP “The Force” documents these difficult times delivering a powerful emotional response that certainly struck a chord with the editorial staff here at DT and underpinned by her technical ability to create complexly layered tracks has earmarked her as part of a new wave of electronic music coming out of Greece that seems intent to be heading across Europe in the coming year. In Giganta’s words: “Force causes a change, either concerning movement, direction, or geometrical construction. It is the power that starts something. Music is the force that creates hopes and dreams. And so it all begins.” We couldn’t have said it better our self Eleni!
Check out Giganta’s ‘Is Ma Beat’ below:
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