Gramrcy & Kamal Naeem
- Broken Beat
Gramrcy is a British-born DJ and producer currently living in Berlin.
His productions draw elements from the UK’s rich rave history while pushing a resolutely forward-facing sound. EPs on cult UK labels Ancient Monarchy and FTD established a restless, anything-goes approach to music-making, while a recent collaboration with Hodge on the Singapore-based label Midnight Shift displayed a tougher and more upfront side. This approach extends through to his DJ sets – a fluid and stylistically diverse selection that skilfully weaves between genres and eras while maintaining at its heart a fun and carefree approach to dance music. Well received mixes for Crack Magazine, Boiler Room, Uncanny Valley and Ceramics (which Thump named their No.1 mix of 2015), as well as numerous guest slots on NTS and Rinse FM have cemented his reputation as a thrilling and diverse DJ, as comfortable with well-considered warm-up slots as he is playing peak time sets. 2019 saw him become joint label-owner of Peach Discs – the label started in 2016 by long-time friend Shanti Celeste. As well as running the longstanding Housework parties in Bristol and Berlin alongside Shanti, Golesworthy and Daisy Moon, he’s played a number of well-respected clubs, venues and festivals across Europe, including ://about blank and Tresor in Berlin, Simple Things Festival in Bristol and London’s Dance Tunnel, while his latest EP on GlassTalk Records continues to mark out Gramrcy as a producer to keep an eye on.