It’s been a minute since we last heard from our bud Joakim, but with this Heartbeats/Another Light release and the news that an album is coming we couldn’t be happier. The Tigersushi Label boss and DJ/Producer extraordinaire seems to have been keeping busy lately, moving to the Big Apple and setting up shop for a roll out of releases leading up to his album early next year. Check out the first two releases below and maybe catch him at a certain secret location in LA on Saturday…didn’t hear it from us!
• Watch Rusko‘s animated Lift Me Up EP teaser video
• James Murphy Writing Music for Broadway Show Starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
• AlunaGeorge to tour North America
• GoldFFinch to Drop New EP via Dirtybird
• LOL Boys offshoot Heartbeat(s) announces debut album, Home Remedies
It’s no surprise to me that GRUM has strategically planned the end of his 3-year hiatus just in time for the rapidly approaching summer. His debut album, Heartbeats, was one of the best album releases of 2010, and we are confident that the groovy Leeds-based producer is coming back strong if this first single, ‘Everytime,’ is a touchstone for what’s to come. GRUM has a knack for making music for every hour of the day, and ‘Everytime’ represents that ability perfectly. The House tune is light and airy, fitting snugly into any daytime soiree, but it’s got some energy and soul to it that makes it well-equipped for latenight play as well. We’re happy to say that GRUM is back and the Everytime EP is available now on Beatport via his own label, Heartbeats. Keep an eye out for the full album late this summer. √+