GRUM

Grum is a Scottish electro producer from Leeds, England, who emerged to considerable fanfare in 2009 with the productions "Runaway" and "Heartbeats" and a bunch of remixes. Born Graeme Shepherd in Edinburgh, Scotland, he cites influences from the '80s (Giorgio Moroder, the Human League, New Order) and the contemporary electro-pop scenes (Cut Copy, Daft Punk, Air), plus French house (Les Rythmes Digitales) and Italo disco (Kano). Grum released several remixes in 2008, but it wasn't until 2009 that he first made a name for himself on the electro scene with a few productions of his own: "Runaway," "Sound Reaction," and "Heartbeats." Released on the Glasgow label Heartbeats Records, these tracks got airplay from some of the top radio DJs in the United Kingdom, including Radio 1 show hosts Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Rob da Bank, and Jaymo & Andy George. In addition to the Radio 1 airplay, Grum was an Internet favorite championed by the tastemaking blog Discodust and many others within the music blogosphere. Among these early productions, "Heartbeats" proved especially popular, showing up on several different Ministry of Sound mix albums. In the meantime, Grum released a bunch of remixes, most notably Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," Goldfrapp's "Rocket," Passion Pit's "To Kingdom Come," and Friendly Fires' "Skeleton Boy," and began establishing himself as a DJ on the international club scene. Grum's debut album, Heartbeats, included his big single as the title track, and was released by Ultra in 2010.

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Thursday, August 15 · 9:00 PM at Club Congress