Grant – Dash [SITU 111]

Hidden under the veil of anonymity for years, Grant – now known to be Anthony Collins, half of Brooklyn’s revered Frank & Tony and co-founder of Scissor & Thread – has been a game changer in the lo-fi house scene. Pairing classic sounds from Detroit & Chicago house with complex textures and deep soundscapes, he’s created a powerful signature sound of his own. Having put out 6 impressive records under the wing of the Lobster Theremin family and his self-titled Grant offshoot, his partnership with head lobster Jimmy Asquith continues as he marks the second release on Asquith’s new label SITU Records.

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Today’s premiere is the A2 off this new venture, titled “Dash”. Things heat up as a moody bassline and 909 beat strut along in good Chicago fashion. As the track breaks down, pads ebb and flow, shimmering, plucky synths breeze in, distant strings echo, and a stuttering vocal emerges. The combination of elements prove effective as they all combine to make the perfect slow-burning groover, perfect for eyes-closed dancing in the morning hours.Across the Long Game EP, Grant offers up 4 cuts of moody oldschool house, taking us on a journey through the deeper end of things. Though never straying too far from his roots, Grant manages to sound fresh as ever, always bringing new energy to the table. Another buy on sight release from a masterful producer.