Hot on the heels of another impressive Ibiza residency across the summer, Jamie Jones’ iconic Paradise invites Argentinian-born, Barcelona-based Gruuve to join its growing label roster. The rising DJ/producer hasn’t looked back since his breakthrough ‘Wrong File’ EP on Deeperfect in 2014, catching the attention of some of the industry’s biggest names, including Marco Carola, Michael Bibi and De La Swing. Now boasting an extensive catalogue of releases on Glasgow Underground, Lapsus, MUSE and his own imprint MUUV, he steps up for his most significant release to date and joins the Paradise family with his ‘Without You’ EP, perfectly timed to coincide with their annual ADE event.
“I think this EP says a lot about my career path, and I’m so proud that it will be released on Paradise. I say this because I always produce music from scratch without track references or templates and try to be as authentic as possible.
I produced ‘Without You’ around 2021, just when I started playing with 303 basslines. My main goal was to create an underground beat with groovy percussive elements and a catchy vocal to give it more personality. The synth arp on the breaks adds the perfect dark touch! ‘Sher Der Der’ was made thinking of Paradise. My objective was to create a more energetic track, so I put a lot of congas in there and again used a 303 bassline. I also spent some time trying to find a vocal hook to fit this beat, and I think it was a good choice.” – Gruuve.
‘Without You’ is a slinking house cut loaded with big synth stabs and warping chimes over rhythmic drums for a wonky, tripped-out track. ‘Sher Der Der’ then strips things back to a thumping house groove with deep male chants and ethereal chords, switching up the atmosphere to create the perfect dancefloor weapon.
Gruuve ‘Without You’ EP drops via Paradise Music on 20th October 2023.
PRE-ORDER ‘WITHOUT YOU’ HERE
1. Without You
2. Sher Der Der