Grum

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Grum
Grum, London, 2013.jpg
Grum pictured in Hyde Park, London, February 2013
Background information
Birth name Graeme Shepherd
Born 1986
Edinburgh
Genres House, progressive house, tech house, trance,
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, disc jockey
Years active 2007–present
Labels Heartbeats, Trice Recordings/Armada, Spinnin, Ultra Records, Zerothree, Ministry Of Sound
Website grum.tv

Graeme Shepherd (born in 1986), better known by his stage name Grum, is a Scottish electronic musician and producer.

Career[edit]

Grum's debut album, Heartbeats, was released in May 2010. A confident debut record,[1] it has been compared to Daft Punk's Discovery and Mylo's Destroy Rock & Roll.[2] The album went to number 1 in the US iTtunes Electronic Dance Charts, and at the end of 2010 he was named 'Best Electronic Artist of the year' by UK iTunes.[3] The song "Turn It Up" was picked as single of the week by iTunes.[4] Grum's single "Heartbeats" was featured in the video game Saints Row: The Third in 2011.[5]

Grum's first two music videos from Heartbeats, "Can't Shake This Feeling" and "Through The Night", were shot in Los Angeles and directed by The General Assembly.

By the end of 2012 Grum had played the Creamfields mainstage with Tiesto,[6] the mainstage at Ultra w/ Fatboy Slim and Above & Beyond[7] and Electric Daisy Carnival,[8] as well as playing sets ranging from VICE Magazine gigs in New York to sell out dates in Paris, Barcelona, Australia and Brazil amongst others.[9]

Grum returned in 2013 with "Everytime" the debut single from his second album "Human Touch".[10] It was released on 13 May 2013.[11] He then released "The Theme" which was one of Annie Mac (BBCR1) 'Singles of 2013',[12] and 'Electro Single Of The Month' in Mixmag.[13] His third single "In Love" was released in January 2014 and reached number 35 in the Beatport Top 100[14] and number 8 in the Beatport Progressive House Chart[15] as well as number 3 in the DMC World Buzz Chart.[16] A fourth single "Tears" which reached number 2 in the DMC World Buzz Charts[17] number 9 in the Cool Cuts Charts[18] and was released on 14 April on Armin Van Buuren label Trice Recordings. In May 2014 Grum completed his first 'Essential Mix' for Radio 1 [19] to critical acclaim [20] and toured alongside Fehrplay in the States.[21]

Grum's second album, entitled Human Touch, was originally due to be released in October of 2013, but was delayed until April of 2014.[22] It was subsequently pushed back again to an undetermined date in 2015.[23] Additional singles from the album include "The Touch", "Raindrops", and "Sunday Blue Sky".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Heartbeats (2010)
  • Human Touch (2015)[23]

Singles[edit]

  • "Runaway" (2009)
  • "Sound Reaction" (2009)
  • "Heartbeats" (2009)
  • "Can't Shake This Feeling" (2010)
  • "Power" (2010)
  • "Through the Night" (2010)
  • "Everytime" (2013)
  • "The Theme" (2013)
  • "In Love" (2014)
  • "Tears" (2014)
  • "Raindrop" (2014)
  • "Straight To Your Heart" (2014)

Official Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/fqrj
  2. ^ http://www.contactmusic.com/new/home.nsf/albumreview/grum-heartbeatsx17x05x10
  3. ^ http://www.contactmusic.com/info/grum
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/iTunesUK/posts/400830926458
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiUMchJnlQY
  6. ^ http://www.gigwise.com/news/56221/grum-david-e-sugar-join-creamfields-line-up
  7. ^ http://www.digitalsocialsound.com/ultra-music-festival-brazil-announces-full-line-up/
  8. ^ http://insomniac.com/timeCapsule.php?timecapsule=2&year=37
  9. ^ http://www.idiomag.com/peek/108772/grum
  10. ^ http://thump.vice.com/words/grum-everytime
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/everytime-remixes-ep/id638133612
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03l3kgr
  13. ^ http://www.mixmag.net/words/reviews/tunes/electro-september/12
  14. ^ https://twitter.com/grummmusic/status/439719307371900928
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/TriceRecordings/status/437951278136573953
  16. ^ http://www.dmcworld.net/back-to-mine/entry/features/grum.html
  17. ^ http://www.dmcworld.net/features/entry/buzz-chart/buzz-chart-2014-02-14-42.html
  18. ^ http://www.djricomixshow.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=20472
  19. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zi6KZsjOhI
  20. ^ http://www.ministryofsound.com/magazine/2014/06/17/09/52/140617-grum-essential-mix#y0adwiRV7XqQtuCv.97
  21. ^ http://www.flavorus.com/event/Fehrplay-and-Grum/251628
  22. ^ Dimperio, Allegra (8 April 2014). "Grum returns to the long play with long awaited ‘Human Touch’". Dancing Astronaut. 
  23. ^ a b Rafter, Andrew (5 March 2015). "Grum's "Sunday Blue Sky"". HarderBloggerFaster. 

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