:: Groj ::
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ehf ep
othronn ep
untitled 14 ep
edlothia ep
stump repairs
hivernal war cry

Groj grew up in Sydney, Australia and the capital of the French Alps, Grenoble. He currently resides in Montreal, his birthplace, where he studied Psychology and Electro- Acoustics. His music connects graceful gestures with organic imagery and a rumbling minimalist cadence. His obsession with highly defined sounds and cunning narratives makes his music crafty and immersive, allowing for tension and release to coil in imaginative ways. His DJ and live performances are both wild and sensual, merging thick and bizarre minimalisms with elegant, velvet melodies.

His debut release, Edlothia Ep came out Christmas Day 2009, on German techno label Klangwelt. A profound impact resounded, as the EP helped confirm the emergence of a new sound in techno music. The bold and soulful Border Community wave meets the powerful sound design of pioneer Stephan Bodzin. Recognizing the wide innovative appeal of Groj's style, club music icon Sasha played a Ryan Davis remix of Edlothia at the Miami Winter Conference 2010 during the Ultra Festival. The track Bereth en Eithel also gained lots of attention throughout the trance and techno scene. It was selected to be part of Jay Epoch's Proton Mixed compilation, mixed in Global Trance Grooves with John Fleming by Guest Dark Soul Project, and mixed by Henry Saiz on Matt Darey' Nocturnal 240.

His next ep, Untitled 14 was released in May 2010 on San Francsico's innovative post-techno label Untitled & After received widespread support again. The track Beren Gardh was charted by Max Cooper in October 2010, and garnered support from: Laurent Garnier, Deepchild, Max Cooper, and Tom Findlay.

Valentine's Day 2011 saw Groj's Ehf EPmark the second release of Russian Linesman's Loki Recordings. Groj's melodic work finally went full circle and landed in the hands of one of his main influences James Holden, who played Arnica Hypericum (Mattheis Remix) at the Awakenings Festival in Rotterdam this March and Solyanka, Moscow in April. The EP garnered support from Laurent Garnier, James Holden, Max Cooper, Henry Saiz, Nick Warren, Paul Hazendonk, Ryan Davis and many more.

Groj has now been spotted by some of the major labels on the techno scene, and will be releasing new tracks this year with Traum Schallplatten, Archipel and Manual Music. His live performances have been sonically captivating and generated a lot of attention. Recently has been taken on board Canada's biggest electronic music festival MUTEK, an event renowned for presenting artists whose music is shaping the future of electronic music. To name but a few, the festival will be showcasing the likes of Modeselektor, Plastikman, Amon Tobin, Murcof, Arvo Part, Four Tet, James Holden, Gold Panda and Luke Abbott.