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Scottish electronic musician, Graeme Shepherd, better known by his stage name Grum, burst on to the then burgeoning ‘Blog House Electro’ scene in 2007 and injected a heavy dose of Disco and vintage sounds while the likes of Justice, MSTRKRFT and Crookers where dominating the fresh-faced movement. With a debut album that earned comparisons to Daft Punk’s Discovery and Mylo’s Destroy Rock & Roll plus being named iTunes ‘Best Electronic Artist of the Year,’ Grum is no stranger to illustrious accolades. His sophomore LP, Human Touch is forthcoming (on his own, Heartbeats imprint) and thankfully, I was able to catch up with the man to ask a few questions about the project: RiCHARD.GEAR: Where are you currently based and where was this album produced? GRUM: I’m currently based in Glasgow, but I produced most of the album when I was living in Leeds in 2012.RG: What was the inspiration for this album, could this LP be considered a ‘concept album’?

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Scene and Heard with Will McGuirk Paul Reddick Band is booked to play the Music By The Bay club in Pickering. The blues player of the first order will be in Nov. 25. MuchMusic presents: K-Os Oct. 2 at the Masonic Temple in Toronto. The versatile rapper originally from Whitby will perform an one hour concert featuring collaborations with friends such as Emily Haines , Shad , Seb Grainger and others. Universal Music Canada will release the footage as a combination CD/DVD on Oct. 4. Luke Doucet has curated the first Sleepwalk Guitar Festival which will take place Nov. 4 - 6 at the Great Hall in Toronto.

Maquina Music Releases Several ThreeSixty and Dirty Harris Tracks Free Maquina Music is a small label from the UK that has been making a name for itself over the last year for releasing extremely high quality tech, progressive, and deep house tracks. They’re also running a top-notch online-focused release and promotion strategy (use of myspace profile notwithstanding) that is building them quite a following, allows them to stay in touch with their core fans, and create and maintain meaningful relationships with industry stakeholders. They were even running a podcast until a few months ago! In other words, bigger labels could take a lesson. Guitar Scales @ Chordbook.Com This page shows you some common scales on the guitar. You can use the repeat and speed buttons to practice along. blues BLUES The basis of most popular music!

elite + taste. We manage Wale, Mike Posner, All Out, PRGz. Consult Y&R, Orisue clothing, Cloud9 watches. Last night I saw the Grammy nominations and was ecstatic as my friend and former client Wale was nominated for Best Rap Song. As I scrolled through the nominees I noticed an unfamiliar name garnering a nomination in the EDM category: Al Walser. I wouldn’t consider myself an EDM connoisseur but I am pretty familiar with the big names and up and comers.

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Don't Die Wondering. December 17, 2013 20 Favourite Tracks Of 2013 In alphabetical order: Arca - &&&&& Mixtape Banks - Change Xenomania: Nothing is Foreign in an Internet Age The internet broke all the rules about music. How we acquire it, how we discover it, how we listen to it...even how we watch it. For over 20 years music journalist Simon Reynolds (Generation Ecstasy, Rip It Up and Start Again) has documented the ever-morphing world of sound...which is now no longer changing as much as blowing apart entirely online. The past is retrievable at a touch, and geographical boundaries are meaningless. In this essay for MTV Iggy, he traces the internet-enabled rise of "xenomania," as it leads to the next frontier, "the future-hunger," of music. Words by Simon Reynolds

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