For her second album, smoky-voiced Londoner Andreya Triana moves away from the smouldering soul of her Bonobo-produced debut, Lost Where I Belong (2010) into the pop-soul arena. It’s a distinctly British sound: the clapping, bells and backing vocals of Gold and Lullaby hint at producer Matt Hales’s influence (he’s also worked with Lianne La Havas and Paloma Faith) and Triana’s strong, understated vocals recall the husky tones of Amy Winehouse, although without the sass. While enjoyable, Giants doesn’t take the genre to new heights; it’s easy-listening music with a sprinkling of bouncy, singalong tracks.
Featuring massive No.1 hits "Tsunami" from DVBBS & Borgeous and "Animals" by Martin Garrix along with modern party anthems from superstar DJs of the moment such as Avicii, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren.
Moving into the world of rave and bass, kicking things off on mix two with DJ Fresh's "Dibby Dibby Sound" along with huge top ten hits from the likes of Rudimental, Chase & Status, Disclosure, Storm Queen and Breach.
With the experimental warmth of '60s French films and the pizzicato flavor of horizontal hip-hop, Simon Green's Bonobo project established the welcome niche of a pretension-free, post-party intellectual chillout. An almost silent figure among Ibizian romanticists, Green began in Brighton, debuting in 1999 with a track on Tru Thoughts Recordings' When Shapes Join Together compilation. Though tempted by offers from Mute and XL after the official issue of "The Scuba EP" and the "Terrapin" single, Green stuck with Tru Thoughts for the acclaimed debut LP Animal Magic.
Triana is the most legendary progressive rockband in Spain. Formed in 1974, the band were known for blending elements of progressive rock and flamenco music to make a style known as Andalusian rock or flamenco rock. "Quiero Contarte" is a triple album paying homage to Triana featuring, on the one hand a selection of the most emblematic songs from the 7 recorded albums by the legendary Andalusian rock band on two of the CDs. On the other, a CD featuring the album "Tributo a Jesús de la Rosa". This CD, produced by Gonzalo García-Pelayo, features 17 cover versions of their songs and played by famous modern spanish musicians (andaluz bands Alameda & Medina Azahara among them).
Sound as good or better than the original pressing. Recommended.