Continuing to redefine and reinvigorate the sound of trance and progressive music, Grum finally pulls back the curtain on Deep State. The 10-track LP not only marks his brand new artist album, out now on Anjunabeats, it also represents a refined take on the current state of progressive trance.
Reflecting on the unsettling times we live in, Deep State has moments of light and dark. It’s a showcase of Grum’s ability to craft pitch-black progressive and immersive vocal pop. With tinges of classic trance and 90’s rave culture across the record, Grum embraces vintage dance floor ideas in a thoroughly modern way.
Acid-edged summer hit “Stay” introduces Natalie Shay to the dance music world, also lending her voice to the anthemic LP closer “Afterglow.” ‘Running Away’ sees Grum partner with the soulful voice of London’s Jinadu, while Dom Youdan muses on the monotony of modern life with “Tomorrow.” The sixth track on the project, “Home,” featuring Nicole Dash Jones, provides a deeper moment the mix, before the intensity of “Genesis” and “Altered State” take over.
Taking transmissions worldwide, Grum’s Rewired “Deep State” album tour kicked off with an all-night rave at London’s Steel Yard, before heading to North America this weekend. Grum returns to the UK for Warehouse Project Manchester, plus Anjunabeats showcases in Birmingham and Glasgow. Deep State Rewired shows continue into the new year with tickets available here.