New Spins & Needles release this month! 008
From Montreal DJ / Producer Philgood Granja releases his first full EP on Spins & Needles!
Phil’s DJ career started in Montreal in 1992 at the age of 18 working as a clerk in Montreal’s famous TABOU, DNA, INBEAT record stores and as a frequent Dj at underground Raves. Holding down residencies at renowned Montreal after-hours clubs such as legendary Sona and overseas performances (France, Switzerland, USA, Colombia, Hong Kong) throughout the 90s and beyond, Granja has played records alongside Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, DJ Rush, Sven Vath, Green Velvet, Felix da Housecat, John Aquaviva and many more..
Recently getting back into studio production.. Granja has delivered a high caliber Tech House EP for Spins & Needles that works both in clubs and on headphones.
See below for Q and A with Granja
Title: Squid EP (4 tracks)
Style: Tech House
Release dates: March 4 (Stompy / band camp), more TBA
Super underground cassette release also coming the end of March!
Q and A… with Granja
1. How long you have been DJing?
22 Years as a professional dj in the electronic scene
2. What has Inspired you on these tracks?
Well the deep ocean and the Octopus are my inspiration. Natural light does not penetrate the deep ocean, like a dark place where you can get your energy of the sounds of the music. I want to explore the subject.
This project is a musical exploration of techno rhythm into the depths of the ocean.
3. What is inspiring you lately music wise?
The music that’s inspired me recently is what comes out of the label 50 Weapons, Modeselektor’ label. And also I’ve been inspired by the whole German thing, the whole Berghain sound, Ben Klock, Shed etc. Tracks that can get me trapped in the loop like the Ostgut guys for exemple. I also like DVS1 lately.
4. Do you like seafood?
(laugh) Well I do. But I don’t really eat Calamari too often because it breaks my heart.
5. Who would you love to collaborate with musically?
I find the music of Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Marcel Fengler very exciting.
6. Who are some of your favourite producers / album or song of all time?
Jeff Mills have always been my favorite producer. The Bells is by far my favorite track of all time.
7. What is the funniest story you have from DJing all these years?
Every gig I have a funny story because I like to laugh. I don’t really have a funniest story to tell, there’s too much to tell.