Just shut the fuck up and let the music do the talking. We live by this. We detach ourselves from those around here who don’t live by this. Call it an unofficial code of conduct that we hold everyone too. Grimm lives by this too. We never specifically had any kind of conversation about this subject with him, and that’s because we don’t have too. Actions speak. Wasting our time talking about something that both parties already know is happening would be counterproductive and takes time away from doing what is most important. The Music. Remember when Chris Rock said “You don’t get credit for doing shit that you are supposed to do”? It’s kind of like that.
If you need to find Grimm he will most likely be where he is supposed to be, in the Studio, working tirelessly on his art and his craft as a producer, remixer, mixer, vocalist and engineer. While you are taking selfies talking about “Wait till you here this new baaaannnnger”, Grimm has his head down making them. Be it as part of his widely successful production partnership as Rainer & Grimm, his extensive credit list as an engineer and mixer for some of the biggest names in the industry, or in staying true to his original love, as the voice you hear crooning hooks and melodies in some of Drum & Bass’s freshest cuts.
It is the latter that we are touching on here. Grimm started his career as an aspiring producer mesmerized by the futuristic soul and energy of Drum & Bass and Jungle. A product of Toronto’s storied love affair with the genre, despite all of his success working at other tempos and facets of the music industry Grimm never fell out of love with the music and the culture that initially inspired him. A steady stream of collaborations and vocal performances with some of the scenes most respected producers and labels has been flowing for the better part of five years now. Total Science, S.P.Y, Hospital Records and Spearhead are regular Grimm collaborators, with more on the way from this notorious studio rat. Grimm’s love for the deeper and more soulful end of the D&B spectrum is on show with this rare studio mix that he has blessed us with. Showcasing some of his recent releases and some of his current favorites from across the scene. You can catch Grimm in what is becoming a very infrequent appearance lately playing alongside regular collaborator S.P.Y. at the inaugural Master Lab event at Coda this Saturday with Random Movement and Gremlinz in tow. Essential for any true Drum & Bass head.
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