Giddy

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UK born and based in Ireland, Giddy began his journey into electronic music in 1995 when his best friend handed him a cassette tape entitled ‘Music for the Jilted Generation’. From that moment on a rave soldier was born and he proceeded to immerse himself in the vibrant music scene of the time, travelling to various festivals and club nights throughout the UK, along with spending two seasons in Ibiza during 2000/01. During this time he became heavily influenced by acts such as The Prodigy, Leftfield and The Chemical Brothers, as well as DJs such as John Digweed, Nick Warren and Sasha, who were pioneering an emerging Progressive house sound. There was also a huge appreciation for other genres too, with a particular passion for breakbeats and the LTJ Bukem-style DnB sound. As such, all these different sounds and styles became a big influence on him in terms of his music psyche.

Upon returning home to the UK in 2001 after a second season in Ibiza, Giddy bought his first set of direct drive decks and started practicing mixing the tunes he’d picked up along the way and a preference for crafting eclectic and energetic mixes in his sets was beginning to form. From this point on began his passion for the art of DJing. Over the next few years he went on to play out at small local venues and also hosted boat parties in the South West, before he began an unexpectedly long hiatus from DJing, due to travelling for a few years and then having children arrive on the scene.

Fast-forward a number of years and changes in circumstances led to him getting back into the music scene, where he quickly and significantly became influenced by attending events such as The Soundgarden & ADE. It was at these events he met and became part of an electronic music family that stayed strong together, even during the lockdown era, through online music communities such as PFG and various other collectives.

In September 2020 Giddy began his Infectious Company series, which quickly gained interest and a following within his own circles initially, before a wider audience started to take notice and who began describing his mixing style as energetic, engaging and relentless. This resulted in offers of guest mix duties for cutting-edge shows on Saturo Sounds such as ‘Nadia Presents’, Lynsey’s ‘Momentum’ and ‘Quarks & Quaaludes’. With a contagious enthusiasm for the music, each guest mix was well received and resulted in Giddy securing his own residency in February 2021, bringing his Infectious Company series on-board with Saturo Sounds. When you listen to a mix by Giddy, expect a deep, progressive journey full of twists and turns, with a healthy dose of tribalistic beats, bouncy basslines and melodic meanderings!

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