We take a closer look Inside the Comp: Suprematism, Vol. 1
Giom’s Supremus records pull out all the stops on their new VA “Suprematism Vol. 1”. A collection of fine, Deep House action with unreleased tunes from Tale Cooper, Giom, Pete Dafeet, Lessovsky and more. We ran through the comp, track by track with Giom…
Thank you for chatting with us Giom and Congratulations on your new release! How is it being received in your sets? & How are other club DJs responding to it?
Thank you guys, I’m very proud of this release. It’s basically a collection of exclusive new music selected by me! It’s been a challenge but I’m very happy with the result. It does work wonder in the club but also at home. And I also really love the artwork! So far we’ve been getting great feedback from the likes of Agoria, Mat.Joe, Animal Trainer, James Dexter and many more. My own contribution to the project (Some Love) was also premiere’d on deephouse.com last weekend, and David Pher’s track Burning Man, also premiere’d on the LAMP blog a few days ago. We’ve managed to keep it all under wraps until now so it’s definitely a promising start so far.
Could you please tell us more about the compilation? What was the main inspiration behind it and what prompted the musical direction on this?
Thinking about it now, I guess I must have got the idea from one of my favourite release this year: DJ Koze’s Pampa collection. Following on the same concept (a collection of tracks from both label regulars and new names), I approached my good friends Pete Dafeet, Deeligent Soul, David Pher and the label’s latest signing Paul2Paul for new music and they all sent me these awesome tracks. I think all these guys now know what I like and knew what to send me, although some of the content may surprise you… At the same time, I went on scouting the Internet for new music and found some really amazing new talent. I first became aware of both Tale Cooper and Alexey Emelyanov after being sent their latest promo releases. I then found their details on Soundcloud and wrote to them directly. I can guarantee you’ll hear a lot more from Tale Cooper soon. Olga Kouklaki is a great producer based in Athens: I had been playing one of her recent tracks on Get Physical at my gigs, so decided to approach her: she was up for the project and gave me her track Charmer, which has been doing really well in the clubs. Pysh and I started talking on Skype a year ago, I’d been asking him to do an EP for Supremus for ages but nothing really materialized, until he sent me his amazing track Da Rosla. This reminds me of Isolée’s- Beau Mot Plage, one of my all-time favourite tracks. Finally, I knew of Lessovsky from his work on many labels such as King Street, Kolour and Tobus. He sent me some demos and I fell in love with his track Barophobia, which closes the album.
Production wise, what is it about your track ‘Some Love’ that makes it work?
It’s all about that punchy bass that comes in at the drop. It is actually a pitched tom sound from my MFB Tanzmaus drum machine, recorded and and re-programmed in Ableton. This little thing sounds so damn good but is well complicated to use. In fact, I almost need to read the manual every single time I use it… Anyway I hope you like the sound of it because it’s all over my upcoming tracks!
What would you say is the one machine, program, sound, drum machine, technique that characterizes your sound?
There are a few things. While my sound keeps on changing over the years, I’d say a good clap sound, a Fender Rhodes and a sexy drums/bass groove would characterise most of my tracks pretty well.
What is the one piece of kit that you simply cannot do without?
I go through phases, tend to rinse every new piece of gear I get for a while and then eventually get bored of it. But overall, it has to be Ableton Live. The one and only option, and by far the most fun and with PUSH added to it, it goes to the next level.
Any advice for your fans and new producers on how to make it in today’s fast paced game?
Don’t give up. Persevere. Try to produce other genres, you’ll always learn something… And most importantly please do it because you love it.