Paradise invites Gruuve for his first appearance on the label with his new ‘Without You’ EP.
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.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
This mixtape is one of my favourites that I have made 🙂
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Well, the easiest answer would be my track ‘Without You’ that has been released by Paradise but I’ll go ‘Up Up’ by KiRiK. Awesome track!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I enjoyed making this mix a lot, I think the special ingredient in this mix is the track selection. It has a lot of my recent fav tracks!
Tell us about your next EP?
I can’t tell you much but it’s going to be released under my label MUUV, stay tuned.
What have you got coming up?
I’ve been working a lot on my music lately, hopefully by the start of 2024 you will be listening to what I’m doing right now. I’m really looking forward to it.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Enjoy the music and enjoy life, we only have one and we must live it!