Meddling together elements of punk-infused dancehall, jungle, bass and pop, Grove is an autodidactic Bristol-based producer and vocalist with a constantly morphing sound. Grove’s noise concoctions come from the ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ energies that reside within, filtering them through a sensuous & rave-a-licious lens, with lyrics inspired by political angst, queer euphoria, & the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in the city of Bristol.
As sharp new voice for 2021, Grove released their new EP ‘Queer + Black’ in February of this year. ‘Queer + Black’ is an exploration of identity, both personal and political, and a deft combination of sharp hooks and splintering beats beamed in from a club in 3021 AD.
‘Queer + Black’ achieved plaudits including from Resident Advisor, Them, The Times,, Bandcamp Daily and was named one of Mixmag’s ‘Best EPs of the Year’. Singles ‘Sticky’ and ‘Ur Boyfriend’s Wack’ and ‘Black (ft. Griz-O)’ have been championed by Radio 1, Jamz Supernova (Radio 1Xtra), KEXP, NTS, & BBC 6 Music (Mary Anne Hobbs/Steve Lamacq)’.
Grove’s DJ sets take audiences through a journey of fiery and bass-heavy beats, with an underlying emphasis on producers who are queer and/or people of colour. Their DJ style flows between bass, warped + dark dancehall, breaks and other dingy UK-centric sounds, informed by their Afro-Caribbean roots.