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REVIEW: Grum - Drifting Away out on Anjunabeats

A return to the nostalgic feel-good flavour that made him such a stalwart on UK radio including support from the likes of Annie Mac and Pete Tong at BBC Radio 1, Graeme Shepherd aka. Grum is back with new single ‘Drifting Away’.

Firmly establishing himself as a headline name over the last 12 months with the likes of ‘Something About You’ and ‘Under Your Skin’ (feat. Rothchild), Grum’s unique brand of melodic prog-house has crossed the Atlantic, most noticeably as one of the lead acts on Anjunabeats North American tour, and his current solo run including sold-out shows in New York, Chicago and Washington.

Arriving in time for festival season, ‘Drifting Away’ is a kaleidoscope of retrowave synths and euphoric energy. Marrying a bittersweet female hook with cascading theremin leads and glowing electronic textures, this is a sun-drenched release that adds a fresh twist to the 80s inspired progressive revival.

With a transatlantic touring schedule including further headline shows across North America, Creamfields (UK) and regular appearances at the legendary Cream Ibiza nights, Grum is set to soundtrack the summer of 2016. 

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Grum - Drifting Away[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The beloved artist Grum is back on Above & Beyond imprint Anjunabeats. The track Drifting Away is a magnificent modern neo trancer that includes elements of progressive house and trance in one irresistible mixture. Classy production with rolling thumping basslines, chunky techy bouncy grooves and most important mesmerizing breakdown with luscious orchestral strings, beautiful melodies and fantastic female vocal that seems to elevate the whole track to the next level. The main synthy hook is revealed and drives the track to its feel good melodic climax. Absolutely stunning production that should be praised as it manages to be so futuristic and so sweety retro at the same time. Grum deserves an album and we hope he will deliver it soon. #PureGold Love It [/content]

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