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Grensta's New EP: Amor

Nicola Hartman

Tue December 8, 2015 1:08 pm

Feast your ears upon Grensta, the rudeboy from San Francisco that has been putting out heavy- hitting bass-house music all year. In 2015 alone, the young producer has released tunes on Sleazy-G, House of Hustle and Perfect Driver to name a few. He also was the winner of Insomniac's Discovery Project for Beyond Wonderland, which aims to find new and upcoming artists and give them the opportunity to take the stage. This week, the release of his highly anticipated new EP, "Amor", on Laser Native has finally arrived. The EP features two originals and a remix by Nina Wilde & Fiyahman. Take a listen to his EP by clicking the embedded soundcloud link below, or purchase the EP on Beatport

I had the opportunity to catch up with the one and only Grensta, check out the exclusive interview below! Enjoy.

Nicola: Finally put out the EP! how does it feel?

Grensta: It feels great! "Amor" was one of those tracks that I started in February of this year and wasn’t happy with it at first. I think that track taught me a lot about patience and learning to be okay with walking away from something i spent so much time on to work on other things. “Trifling” came together months down the road after one day of messing around with my Moog Sub Phatty. I was recording some weird stuff and twisting knobs and it sort of just clicked. That track is more for the G House heads and has gotten support from Shiba San, BIJOU, Malik Mustache, Hotfire, and Doug English to name a few! When I locked in those two tracks Devo (VitaminDevo) of Laser Native told me he was going to have Nina Wilde on remix duties and I was pumped. Nina teemed up with Fiyahman and they did one wicked remix of “Amor” that has gotten play on Dappa’s Rinse FM show! Overall I am very happy with how things turned out. It is awesome to see some of the real house heads give a nod of satisfaction on this EP!

Nicola: How has your year been? Anything special planned for the end of the year?
Grensta: 2015 has been a great year overall. From winning Beyond Wonderland Discovery Project Southern California to releasing on Perfect Driver, Sleazy G, House of Hustle and others… it has been really cool. I plan on stacking some more tracks and putting in work on getting better at music. Oh and I have a release coming out with my main dude Freefall on Audiophile XXL. It is a heater!

Nicola: Who would you say are your biggest inspirations behind your music?

Grensta: I love listening to music. Some days I’ll throw on random Vinyl LPs and just sit back and listen and draw in inspiration as I sit in my recliner in my living room. Other day’s I’ll jam on my equipment and come up with some really cool ideas and go from there.

Nicola: Did you start off making house? Or was it something that transpired naturally throughout the years?

Grensta: I was a big dubstep head from about 2009-13 but when I started writing music and for me a 4 to the floor pattern was easier to learn on. I had always been a fan of house music and I think it took going to a Dirtybird party for me to realize that a hybrid between Bass and House was my calling.

Nicola: What are your plans for 2016?

Grensta: I have a few labels in mind that I really want to work towards getting demos and tracks signed to throughout the course of 2016. I am just really excited to write more music because I feel like I am really having fun at the moment. I am excited for what is to come next!

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