- 5 Years Of Gruuv (Various Artists) EP 1
Gruuv | 22.06.2015
2015 ands its a a big year for Audiojack and their imprint Gruuv Records. The label is celebrating their 5th year of releases, to start the celebration they are releasing a compilation full of unreleased material. Part 1 features Gorge, Waifs & Strays, Luna City Express, Julien Chaptal.
EP 1 starts proceedings, and the lead track goes to Gorge’s ‘Square Wave Romance’ a loop-led percussion driven number laid out over six and a half minutes with square bass hooks, tension building strings and organic rhythms. Uk duo Waifs & Strays are up next ‘Beat On The Drums’. The track focuses on natural percussive hits, a bumpy bass hook and a catchy vocal lick uttering the track’s title.
Julien Chaptal feat. Juliana’s ‘Number 4’ which takes things a little deeper with smoky atmospherics, snaking synth grooves and crunchy drums, while German duo Luna City Express round off EP 2 with ‘Tell Me When You’re Ready’, upping the energy levels with penetrating sub bass tones, swirling vocal murmurs and an incredibly dynamic feel.
This is what Audiojack had to say about the forthcoming releases.
It’s been an incredible ride this past 5 years. Thanks to all who’ve played our records. One year ago we began compiling this project to celebrate 5 years of Gruuv and we’re delighted to have 24 of our favourite producers from 10 countries contribute exclusive new music.
As a compilation it comes in two parts, themed simply as Day and Night. The music will be released on 6 EPs every two weeks throughout the summer and features artwork from one of our favourite artists, the renowned Victoria Topping. Each EP will be released on limited edition vinyl, with a free poster and sticker inside, uniquely stamped from 001 – 500.
Thanks to everyone involved, all around the world. Music provides the greatest unity. It strips away indifferences, supersedes language, nationality, culture, all defining human factors, and leaves one common thing we can all interpret; sound.
- Gorge – Square Wave Romance
- Waifs & Strays – Beat On The Drums
- Julien Chaptal feat. Juliana – Number 4
- Luna City Express – Tell Me When You’re Ready