Many from the Insomniac massive might already be familiar with Grensta, a San Francisco native who is one of our Discovery Project alumni. He’s a regular bringer of the deeper beats, and he’s now hooked up with L.A.-based outfit Understated Recordings. We’re offering up the first spin on the lush, deep vibes and vintage grooves of “Tha Girl” in the lead-up to its release this week.
“Grensta sent us this track back in August 2017, and we fell in love with its groove instantly,” says Understated, who connected Grensta with vocalist Hannah Monica for the track. “From using the track in our event promo video, to watching him and Hannah jump around while playing it at our party, seeing the whole thing come full circle was nothing short of satisfying.”
Meanwhile, Grensta describes the process of recording the track as a “journey,” drawing on analog gear to get that vintage deep sound.
“I went record digging over at Amoeba on Haight in San Francisco. One day after work, I was flipping through my purchases at home, and I came up with a loose idea for ‘Tha Girl’ on my MPC. I tried my best to dirty it up when recording it into Ableton for that lo-fi sound, and I recorded the bassline with one of my analog synths. I really loved working with Hannah, and I think the results speak for themselves.”
Available February 22 via Understated Recordings.