Enter Deep State, the hypnotic new artist album from Scotland’s Graeme Shepherd, a.k.a. GRUM.
Pulling you down the rabbit hole, Deep State draws influences from 90’s rave culture, trance and techno for a bruising and brooding take on not only the contemporary dance scene, but life around it.
While his first studio LP drew heavily from synth pop and house, Deep State moves things firmly to the dance floor with rolling grooves, sweeping soundscapes and a vicious peak time energy.
Counting dance music heavyweights Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5 and Steve Angelo among his fan base, GRUM has been at the forefront of the U.K. dance scene for over a decade.
With Radio 1 tastemakers Pete Tong and Annie Mac championing his mesmeric deeper sounds, Graeme has the repertoire to craft an eclectic musical journey, as seen at recent festival shows including EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Creamfields and Electric Zoo.
Reflecting all sides of his musical character, Deep State arrives on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats imprint this autumn. GRUM’s Deep State album tour is on sale now, including multiple dates across North America and Europe.