The Grid are Dave Ball and Richard Norris, makers of great ambient, techno and dance music. The English duo's hybrid of electronic and acoustic instruments, with vocals and without, has synthed & synched & dubbed its way through earphones, bodies and clubs since sometime between house music's firing up and electronica's cool arrival.
The album Dopplegänger came out March 24th, 2008 from Some Bizarrre Records in the U.K.
HMV and Amazon.co.uk will take orders.
In the U.S., download via ITunes and Amazon, as of March 17th.
On ITunes, the album includes a booklet and the following bonus tracks, 3 remixes of the single "Put Your Hands Together": the MHC Mix; the Kriss Darang – Deep Groove Mix; and the Paul Jackson – Dozer Style Mix.
London date at Scala canceled - It will be rescheduled at another major venue (tbc). Support still confirmed as Phil Hartnoll (Orbital/Long Range) &
Dr Alex Paterson (The Orb)
Glastonbury Festival - West Tent, Dance Village - June 23rd
Glade Festival - Main Stage - July 20th
"The Grid Presents..." is being planned by Dave & Richard as a new monthly night to feature guest DJ slots from established and up-and-coming artists. It will occasionally feature live acts. The aim will be to have a permanent home for the night but to also take it on the road as a sort of "sound system". More news as it develops. (AA)
More live Grid dates are being planned too !
Press release update: Recent
live date changes were "due to unforeseen work commitments for both Dave & Richard which [could not] be avoided."
"Dave Ball and Richard Norris a.k.a The Grid are widely recognised as dance music innovators. They released 3 successful albums between 1988 and 1995, 'Electric Head', '456' and 'Evolver' and 10 singles during this period, all of which made the UK charts, including the million-selling 'Swamp Thing', which crashed into the UK Top 3 in 1994. They personified the revolution taking place in UK music and their live act was a spectacular coming together of music and visuals.
"The Grid first played live in 1992 at Nation before it became known as the home of Cream (where they also played numerous times). They toured the festivals, performing the final set at Roskilde in ’94 straight after New Order, to a sea of campfires and ravers.
They played Reading, Phoenix and T In The Park, and headed overseas where they played to 10,000 in Auckland, toured Australia, Bangkok, Singapore… the list goes on. Between 1992 and ’94 The Grid rocked it from Brighton to Aberdeen and everywhere in between.
"Now [...], The Grid will perform live once again, giving a rare opportunity to see why they are held in such high esteem by electronic music lovers worldwide." (AA)
The Great Escape Festival, Brighton - May 16th: The Grid, along with Phil Hartnoll (Orbital/Long Range) and Nick Smith (Long Range), were on a discussion panel entitled "Annie Nightingale Celebrates 20 Years of Acid House", hosted by TV & Radio personality John Robb. Website: escapegreat.com
The single "Put Your Hands Together" came out on vinyl on Some Bizarre label (catalogue # SBZ090) on November 12, 2007.
There are promotional versions on vinyl and CDR too.
The mixes are by Paul Jackson, MHC, Kriss Darang, The Grid and FA4S.
A wildly fun and upbeat snippet may be heard at: myspace.com/angelartists
That's taken from the album "Doppelgänger" out March 24, 2008.
The first Grid gig in a decade was October 21, 2006...
...at SOVIET 2, an all night party on all four floors of The Coronet Cinema, 21 Old Kent Road, Elephant & Castle, London. Sovietlondon.com has the details.
The Grid have been back in the studio to make an album and to do remixes.
Here's the new logo, as of July 2005, courtesy of Richard Norris: