GRUM w/ Soundprank at Sound-Bar Chicago
Grum's debut album, Heartbeats, was released in May 2010. A confident debut record, it was compared to Daft Punk's Discovery and MYLO's 'Destroy Rock & Roll.' The album went to number 1 in the US iTtunes Electronic Dance Charts, and by the end of 2010 he was named 'Best Electronic Artist of the year' by UK iTunes.
By 2012 Grum was well on his way to mainroom success, playing the Creamfields mainstage with Tiesto, the mainstage at Ultra w/ Fatboy Slim and Above & Beyond as well as playing sell out dates in Paris, Barcelona, Australia and Brazil amongst others.
Grum returned in 2013 with "Everytime" the debut single from his second album "Human Touch". "The Theme" - his second single was one of Annie Mac (BBCR1) 'Singles of 2013', and 'Electro Single Of The Month' in Mixmag, while his third single "In Love" was released in January 2014 and reached number 35 in the Beatport Top 100, number 8 in the Beatport Progressive House Chart, as well as number 3 in the DMC World Buzz Chart. A fourth single "Tears" which reached number 2 in the DMC World Buzz Charts, number 9 in the Cool Cuts Charts, was released on Armin Van Buuren' label Trice Recordings. Then in May 2014 Grum had the honour of making first 'Essential Mix' for Radio 1.
Ontario native Colin Fisher, better known by his artist name, Soundprank, has seen meteoric success in the past two years in the genre of progressive house. Trained from a young age in classical piano and jazz drums, Soundprank's productions frequently feature a sense of instrumental realism and melodic complexity. Best known for tracks such as The Far Side and Beginnings, Fisher's productions provide a breath of fresh air in an industry moving towards more commercial and accessible electronic music.
Despite having only been producing for three years, his initial interest in electronic synthesis and sequencer programs combined with his classical training sparked the desire to create highly melodic and more recently, driving progressive music. Aiming to compose music that evokes a sense of excitement reminiscent of old school electronic music combined with the balanced, lush and atmospheric sounds more prominent in modern EDM, the originality of Soundprank's music is undeniable. His innovative take on retro-futurist sounds has charted him numerous times on Beatport's Progressive House Top 100 and much of his discography has been released on Anjunadeep, including multiple features on Anjunabeats 03 and 04 compilations.
Fisher's music has been featured extensively on Above & Beyond's Trance Around the World and he has hosted Anjunabeats Worldwide multiple times on top of receiving massive support from the likes of Marcus Schossow, Myon and Shane 54, Jaytech and Tiesto, who featured none other than his very first release –Sand- as well as Khomha's remix of his collaboration with Dezza, Signals, on Tiesto's Club Life. Further projects include work with Jaytech on the progressive gem Pranktech, a number of collaborations with Boom Jinx (including Pieces Of The Puzzle, released on Anjunadeep) and some very noteworthy remixes. Despite Fisher's rapid rise to the top of the progressive music scene, there is still much more to be seen from this young and very talented artist.