Young Australian producer GRMM is building on the success of 2014 with a newly released EP and an exciting national tour with one of the UK’s premier drum and bass groups. His debut EP Die Young dropped this month and showcases his matured production skills, as well as some quality features from a slew of local and international artists, offering up a collection of tracks that you can bump in the club or on a lazy afternoon. You can catch him live as he supports UK powerhouse Rudimental on their Australian tour, kicking off in Brisbane on November 27.
Die Young EP is available now.
Who are you?
Where are you from?
What is unique about your local music scene?
There is loads of talent in Sydney! The list of locals that are doing some amazing things in the music scene at the moment is huge.
Describe your sound in three words. Go!
Soulful, Uplifting, Chill
What makes you unique as an artist?
I think all artists are unique in their own rights. For me it’s my sound and the way I put my songs together I think. I also try to mix up genres of music from soul or R&B into say future bass or trap music or even something as broad as electronic music.
Have you heard any new music lately? Got any recommendations?
I’ve been listening to a lot of Maribou State. I absolutely love their latest album and have had it on repeat the day it came out. If you haven’t heard it then I suggest you do so. It hits me in all the right feels and their work is a huge inspiration.
Tell us a little about this release.
The EP demonstrates a matured take on the sound which I’ve established myself on over the past year and half. Even though my sound has developed, GRMM is still all about making songs that can be just as easily enjoyed in a club or at a festival as they can while chilling out with mates or on your drive home. The EP is a good balance of mellow ‘listening’ tracks and hard hitting dance floor inspired tracks.
What inspired the artwork for this EP?
The artwork has developed since my first single was released. I was inspired to use vinyl as the basis of each artwork whilst incorporating nature or natural environments into the artwork. The artwork for ‘Travolta Cool’ was based on a traditional vinyl design so it looked very old school whereas the EP we reversed the image to be on the outside.
What else are you working on at the moment?
I’ve recently taken on a fair few projects, which is keeping me busy. At the moment I have started working on EP2, which is coming along really well, and I have some cool tunes on the way. I’ve also started two remixes, one of which is really special and I can’t wait to show everyone.
Do you have any shows coming up?
Nearing the end of the year I have a few shows around Australia with Rudimental for their headline tour which will go from Brisbane to Perth then Melbourne to Sydney. Super excited for those shows.
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