Edward [giegling] All Night Long
// Giegling is a lot of things, but it began as a club and venue in Weimar, an East German city rich in culture and history. After the club's first owners abandoned it, a group of friends took the spot over, and with the help of a borrowed soundsystem, began hosting their own parties. Shortly thereafter, these friends began pressing their own records, and Giegling the record label was born. But Giegling is more than just a record label—it's a collective, a tightly knit group of friends and musicians (including Edward, Prince of Denmark/Traumprinz, Matthias Reiling of Session Victim, Leafar Legov and Vril, amongst others) who, over the course of five years, have developed their own idiosyncratic sound: a dusty, emotive, and soulful take on minimal house and dubby techno that is slowly but surely making its mark around the globe.
If you look closely at any cover of Edward’s 'Birds' EP on Giegling, you’ll see a cartoon image of birds flying across the sun, most likely created using crayons and colouring pencils. Every sleeve for Birds was hand-drawn by young children, and it gives an accurate impression of how Edward (also known as Gilles Aiken and Desert Sky) and the rest of his label crew operate. Much of Edward's music is based on samples and edits, which he playfully manipulates into a blend of psychedelic and ambient sounds, thrust over layers of intricately textured drum loops. Indeed, Edward's discography is as an ever-increasing treasure trove of mystical soundscapes, wrapped up and delivered in punchy hues fresh from Giegling's futuristic workshop.
We're incredibly excited for our return to Soup Kitchen and to have Edward over for an all night set, we firmly believe it's the only way to do his talent full justice!