Having co-compiled two albums, The Real Sound of Chicago and The Real Sound of Chicago and Beyond for BBE, DJ and producer Mark Grusane steps out of the shadows to present ‘The Real Sound Of Mark Grusane’.
A highly personal selection of modern soul, disco and a little touch of boogie, these rare tracks have all been respectfully edited, chopped up or extended by Mark himself. Apart from the odd private vinyl pressing, or occasionally handing an edit over to close friends and DJs such as fellow BBE artist Sadar Bahar, Mark has never before made these tracks available (despite the throng of people waiting around to ask each time he finishes a set).
Mark Grusane first came to the attention of BBE Music back in 2010 when he was running specialist Chicago record shop Mr Peabody. He and his partner went on to create two of the label’s most sought-after soul compilations, thanks to the unmatched combination of rarity and quality expressed in the duo’s selections. Still living in Chicago, still buying and selling records, Mark has also built up a sizable discography of edits and original productions on various labels, now finding his prodigious DJ skills in high demand across the globe.
Each track on ‘The Real Sound Of Mark Grusane’ has a tale to tell, precious treasures unearthed by one of the hardest working and dedicated crate diggers in the game. From an edit he made at the age of 21 to a record he discovered last year whilst in London for a gig at The BBE Store, this collection is testament to a life spent completely immersed in music.
A1 Africano – Open Your Hearts (Mark Grusane Edit)
A2 Sémaj – All Should Be In All (Mark Grusane Edit)
B1 Frank Pellico – Copa Cabana (Mark Grusane Edit)
B2 Brief Encounter – What About Love (Mark Grusane Edit)
B3 Choker Campbell – Carioca (Mark Grusane Edit)
C1 Shabadoo – Do It (Mark Grusane Edit)
C2 Daniele Patucchi – Sacrifce
C3 Yan Tregger: Riff On (Mark Grusane Spend The Night Edit)
D1 Jim Spencer – Moonlight Serenade (Mark Grusane Edit)
D2 Macho – Mucho Macho (Mark Grusane Edit)
D3 The Island Music Makers: Calypso Medley