Conspiracy theories have been running wild around the disappearance of Graeme Shepherd a.k.a. Grum’s second artist L.P. ‘Deep State’. Announced late in 2018, the album vanished. While he cannot confirm nor deny some of the more colourful conjecture around the album’s withdrawal, Grum and Anjunabeats are pleased to announce that ‘Deep State’ is back, rewired and reinvigorated for 2019.
Reflecting on the unsettling times we live in, ‘Deep State’ has moments of light and dark. It’s a showcase of Grum’s ability to craft pitch-black progressive and immersive vocal pop. The 10-track album is a refined take on the current state of progressive trance and will officially be released on Anjunabeats November 8, 2019.
A throwback to the riff-heavy rave sounds of the 90s, the first broadcast from ‘Deep State’ is ‘Stay’. As heard on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats Volume 14 mix compilation, this saturnine warehouse cut was a popular set opener this summer. ‘Stay’ features a haunting vocal from British singer Nathalie Shay, who you can also hear on ‘Afterglow’.
Grum’s ‘Deep State Rewired’ tour begins with an album launch party on November 1 at Steelyard London, where he’s joined by Gabriel & Dresden and Genix. Featuring a variety of artists, the tour runs through February 2020. A full list of dates can be found here with further worldwide dates to be announced soon.