Toronto / Berlin
Despite the skin-skimming name, Graze sink in deep.
Fusing techno, garage, and the broken rhythms of contemporary bass, the project, composed of Christian Andersen and Adam Marshall represents an effort to look beyond club-music cliché. Their music has the kind of emotional weight and musical narrative that are all too rare these days.
The duo’s backstory is emblematic of a broader convergence in club music. Both producers hail from different corners of Toronto’s fertile club scene: Marshall from house and techno, Andersen from jungle and dubstep. The two met up in Berlin, and, as fans of each other’s work, decided to join forces for a series of „upfront dance-floor tracks“ that occupy the netherworld between their respective traditions.
They aimed for that elusive sweet spot, neither gimmicky party jams nor flaccid, „experimental“ brooders – and they nailed it.