Since forming in 2007 Giles Smith and Martin Dawson’s joint project Two Armadillos has seen the pair release on a whole host of quality House labels from Dessous, Four:Twenty, Buzzin Fly, Sthlm Audio and of course Giles’ Secretsundaze imprint. Their music has always been about real deal, authentic house and techno whether deep and atmospheric such as the forever green “Patience” or pumped up jacking tracks like their hugely played and charted remix of Steve Bug / The Discowboys’ “To The Mountain Top” on Dessous a few years back. Their sound really captured a certain spirit pre-dating the deep house revival and their tracks have been licensed to compilations such as DC10 mixed by a:rpia:r, Body Language mixed by Mathew Dear, At The Controls by Claude Von Stroke and Sci. Fi. Hifi by Funk D’Void amongst others.
For the last 18 months the Armadillos have been quiet on the release front, which has led to questions about whether the project had been disbanded, but they have both simply been busy with other various projects. This is set to change with their debut LP entitled “Golden Age Thinking” spread across 3 separate 12”s. The title of the album is a quote lifted from Woody Allen’s “Midnight In Paris” referring to someone that lives in the past or is nostalgic. Whilst Two Armadillos do not live in the past but they have always had a healthy respect for music of days gone by, with its more timeless, classic, less throwaway sound.
Each 12” that makes up the LP will have an A side that is more club friendly and two B sides which are without doubt also aimed at home listening. When hearing all three 12”s the LP format and approach will become very much clear and is intended to be listened to as a singular body of work.