Echo Of Glory – Those Dark Lies. Including Jeff Bennett remix (GR003) Released

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Grant Dell’s Giant label continues to turn heads despite being so nascent, and now
impresses once more with a new EP from the talented Echo of Glory.
Echo of Glory is in fact a brand new artist but for the way he cooks up such a fine cut
here, we are sure to be hearing plenty more from him in the coming months

 

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Grant Dell’s Giant label continues to turn heads despite being so nascent, and now
impresses once more with a new EP from the talented Echo of Glory.
Echo of Glory is in fact a brand new artist but for the way he cooks up such a fine cut
here, we are sure to be hearing plenty more from him in the coming months. He was
brought up in the ghetto of Kingston, Jamaica and moved to the UK in the 80s with
his father who was a notorious radio and sound system repairman. Soon he got
deeply involved in sound system culture in South London, was transfixed by great
sound clashes and then fell for acid house. Now he distils all this into his own no
nonsense house and techno sounds, as evidenced brilliantly here.
His stunning original is ‘Those Dark Lies,’ a deep down and dirty house track that
snakes to and fro with curious little melodies rising like hot air balloons off the
slithering drum line. More lush synths and some muttered vocals bleed into the fray
and add a subtly uplifting sense of emotion and colour that really stands the track out.
On the remix is Jeff Bennett, who has been turning out the finest dub-infected
rhythms for over 15 years on his esteemed KUNG FU DUB label and plenty more.
Here he gets lose with a slick groove that comes laden down with frenzied delay and
energetic techno stabs. It is much more pumped than the original but remains smooth
round the edges as it makes you pump your fist and stamp your feet.
This is a fantastic debut release from Echo of Glory that suggest he will go on to
great things, and is a fine feather in the bow of Grant’s A&R skills at the same time.

 

All trax are Mastered to 1/2 tape before being cut to wax for that extra bit of juice.
Original front cover art by Sil Cunningham