Grant – Cranks
Media: M (3xLP)
"Mörk finally arrives with it's first album, a super extended 3LP of deep, heady club excursions from long-time LA musician, producer and DJ, Grant.
Having become linked to the Lobster family through their distribution arm via his own imprint The Lauren Bacall (a vinyl-based outlet for Grant and his affiliates aquatic, driving house music), a few mysteriously disappearing Soundcloud sets later and 11 tracks finally emerged. Heavily studio crafted, ordered and selected to perfection. A pretty much unmatchable ode to 90's UK house music blended with a distinctive air of West Coast deep house.
All this provides a backbone for wider playfulness in the album's sound palette; from the filtered breaks of Bend and Outsider, to the soaring diva vocals of Contemporate Reality and Around The Edge, or the pure ecstatic euphoria of Different Ways and The Limit (i.e. what Jimmy calls "the Gatecrasher track").
It's a stake in the ground for the Mörk label and easily Grant's biggest release to date. A tour de force in rolling, percussive, nostalgic house that should see Grant finally step out of the shadows and claim his place as one of the most talented and exciting producers in the US right now."