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Grum

Stay

Anjunabeats
The Anjuna camp is arguably overrepresented on this page, though when recruits like Grum are dropping bombs like ‘Stay’, it makes the label(s) hard to ignore. The UK producer has been quiet of late, though ‘Stay’ is the first single from his upcoming ‘Deep State’ LP, and it’s a pitch-perfect rendition of late '90s progressive trance. Moreover, it taps into its darker, more intense moments. Fitted with mid-tempo house grooves, and a female vocal that’s simple yet beautifully redolent of the era, it’s all a prelude for the glorious burst of acid that arrives at the breakdown. There's always a risk of trite nostalgia when you’re channelling tropes, though Grum reaches for sweaty transcendence here.
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