4 years on from the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, Grum is back with a new album, Human Touch.
One of the most successful producers to emerge from the disco-house scene in the 2000’s, Grum first rose to fame in 2008 with his hit single ‘Heartbeats’ before releasing a string of successful singles and remixes over the coming months and years. By the end of 2010 he had a No.1 selling album on iTunes, had been named Best Electronic Artist of the year on iTunes UK, as well as winning a UK music video award. This paired with playing a host of sell out dates that included playing the Creamfields mainstage w/ Tiesto and the mainstage at Ultra w/ Fatboy Slim and Above & Beyond, served to make the producer a virtual mainstay in the dance world.
Since finishing his new album ‘Human Touch’ Grum has released several singles which include ‘The Theme’ (named one of Annie Mac’s ‘singles of 2013,’ and ‘Electro Single Of The Month’ in Mixmag,) ‘In Love’ (which reached number 35 in the Beatport Top 100) and most recently the already hugely lauded ‘Tears,’ which along with his album is due to be released in 2014. He has also been recently remixing the likes of Digitalism, Chromeo, Dirty Vegas and Shift K3Y amongst others.
Based in San Francisco, 23-year-old Spencer Brown creates forward-thinking dance music that defies quick-shifting industry trends, carving his fresh take on the progressive space by creating earworms that incorporate authenticity with accessibility.
After Above & Beyond discovered Spencer through his graceful debut release “Chalice EP” on Avicii’s LE7ELS (garnering over 1.5 million listens), they invited Spencer to release on their legendary Anjunabeats with his emotional expedition “Vernal EP” label debut in 2017.
Having received DJ & radio support from Above & Beyond, Avicii, Axwell, Pete Tong, Benny Benassi, Danny Howard, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Electric Area, BPM, and more, Spencer is becoming a regular face of Anjunabeats with multiple forthcoming 2017 releases including his 3-track Embarcadero EP and a remix for Seven Lions & Jason Ross’s “Higher Love.”
Outside of the studio, Spencer is no stranger to the road, having made his live debut at Avicii’s 2013 Hollywood Bowl show, leading to extensive North American touring with Avicii and CAZZETTE – all the while studying electrical & computer engineering at the prestigious Duke University (where he graduated with distinction in 2016 in Electrical & Computer Engineering).
With over 10 years of DJing under his belt, Spencer’s live brilliance is rooted in his renovation of the classical ideology focusing on reading the room and defiance of premade sets to create an unparalleled journey, as demonstrated by his 2017 Miami Music Week performance where he played a 2-hour set comprised of solely original productions and private remixes.
His pioneering sets, like his New Year’s Day Newport Beach performance supporting Above & Beyond, have given birth to an ever-growing 2017 touring schedule, which includes appearances at Electric Zoo, Global Dance, and NYC’s legendary Output.
Spencer’s relentless work ethic and production prolificacy, crystal clear vision, and forward thinking compositions forecast a breakthrough as he continues to deliver ambitious performances that can stand the test of time.