Publication: First Tremors

Article: Albums News / Mark Grant

Author: NA

Reference: Issue 1154 / August 3, 2001


Here’s something for music lovers and fans of underground, soulful house everywhere.  In late July, OM Records dropped a couple albums from two of electronic music’s biggest and most respected names in the business.


DJ/Producer Mark Grant, with Sound Design 2, has raised the bar, so to speak, for house music.  This disc is the follow-up to OM’s Sound Design 1 by Marques Wyatt, which earned the label recognition as authorities in the world of house music.  Grant, a Chicago native, has earned his stripes with tracks like “Dancing,” (as Chicago Connection) and the Braxton Holmes EP, and has also turned out amazing remixes for Glenn Underground, Andre Harris, Holmes and Green Velvet.  Now, in 2001, Grant has realized his masterpiece by incorporating the depth and experience he’s gathered over the years.  He grabs tracks and beats from cross the board and ties them together in one seamless mix.  All of the cuts work together to set an overall mood.  Grant will be promoting Sound Design 2 this summer with a two-month tour.  He’ll be spreading the funk all over the country, kicking off in Cleveland and ending in Austin.  Catch him as he makes his way through your are.