Publication: Tone reviews

Article: Mark Grant Sound Design V2

Author: Lisa Petras

Reference: 2001



Receiving national attention in the late nineties as Cajual Record’s top-gun producer, Mark Grant has enjoyed mass appeal with “Dancin” as Chicago Connection and the Braxton Holmes EP, as well as remixed for Holmes, Glenn Underground, Andre Harris and Green Velvet.  Recently, Grant released quite a masterpiece with Sound Design 2, the follow-up to Om Records first Sound Design album mixed by LA house legend Marques Wyatt.  Grant’s smoother, sultry style furthers the soulful house tradition of the San Francisco-based label.  His tension-and-release style of mixing allows the tracks to create movements in the mix, taking the listener through different moods.  With a number underground cuts, Grant creates an eclectic—and what he deems a “perfect”—mix, representing the depth of his seasoned experience as a house DJ and producer.  Check out featured tracks from Truby Trio and Osunlade and keep an eye out for an upcoming national tour.  (Om/CD/US)