Throughout the years there has been an ongoing debate about DJ's/producers being musicians or considered artists. My answer is yes they are artists because putting together beats and sounds is a skill just like a musician who builds their songs. Dance music became very popular during the '70s when a new sub-genre of dance music called Disco started. Big clubs like Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Artemis in Philly, and many others started playing this type of dance music which had a 4/4 beat and a syncopated bass line sound. Since then the dance music sound has branched out into other sub-genres of electronic music like trance, drum and bass, progressive house, ambient dub, and more. The culture of the DJ is now more popular than ever and there are plenty of DJ/producers.
DJ/producer, Grum whose real name is Graeme Shepherd has been making tracks and beats since his debut in 2010. He was playing the club circuit there in his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland. His sound is a mix of the music he listened to growing up by Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, and others. He is well known in the electro-house circuit for his progressive house and trance mixes. Since his debut, he was named in 2010 the Best Electronic Artist of the year by UK iTunes and his single, 'Heartbeats' won raves from the dance community. In 2015 he was signed to the electronic label, Anjunabeats, and released several dance singles many of which were on the top 10 on Beatport. He has played the big dance music festivals around the world and has gained support from well-known DJ/producers such as Deadmaus5, Armin Van Buuren, and others. He released an album Deep State in 2019 and last year announced the launch of his own record label, Deep State Recordings. He released a new remix EP late last year, Reactor Vol 1. Check out this talented DJ/Producer and support indie music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!