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Sleepin Giant - Purple

Sleepin Giant


First Word Excursions

Released: 28th April 2014 | 5 track soul ep

Sleepin Giant is an Amsterdam-based producer who has beenbidding his time for over a decade, refining his craft, honing hisvoice.Purple is his first official release, following a debut appearance on Brussels' On Point label in 2012 for the Sweet Rendez-Vous remixes.

Purple has beentwo years in the making, a journey that began with the track Glitch written with NYC-based poetAja Monet. It was on the strength of this demo that Original Cultures convinced Sleepin Giant to put together a whole EP of his own soul music. Another two vocalists were added to the mix: Bristol'sRomaine Smith, a young singer full of promise who has worked primarily withTypesun, and Amsterdam'sRuben Hein, signed toBlue Noteand one of Holland's most striking voices.

The music on Purple is soul, plain and simple. It draws from the same spiritual place as the likes ofD'Angelo,The Roots,Erikah BaduorJay Dee- from inside, from the soul. It's music to fall in love to, music to make love to, music to dream to. On each of thefive songs the vocalists recount stories we can all relate to, storiesof love, of things past, of things coming. The musical backdrop is stripped down to its bare essentials with an irresistible interplay between drums and bass alongside warm, sultry melodies that compliment the singing.

Purple isto be released on digital and 12 vinyl, featuring cover art inspired by the legendary Ohio Players albums, in mid April. It was preceeded in late March by a digital singlefeaturing Let's Get Serious and an alternate version of Hey Girl. In early May remixes from Typesun,Lewis JamesandEANwill be releaseddigitally along four dancefloor tracks created during the process.

Early support for the release comes fromKutmah,Talib Kweli- who endorsed the video for Glitch - and Resonance FM.

Sleepin Giant will continue his rise in 2014 with a release on London's First Word Records.