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Eytan Tobin’s “Grind City” is a Loving Tribute to Chicago Footwork

Hear a new song from the Bedroomer ringleader and Toronto producer's debut EP '1990.'

by Benjamin Boles
Mar 30 2016, 9:19pm

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Toronto producer Eytan Tobin is one of the founding members of Bedroomer, a collective known for throwing weird, interdisciplinary art parties, and putting out diverse music from artists including Carson Teal, Hudson Alexander, Lum, and more.

After playing shows with acts including DJ Paypal, Humans, and more, he's finally releasing his debut EP 1990 this week, and today we're premiering his new song "Grind City." Opening with stormy sound effects, the track quickly condenses into a tight, footwork-influenced groove, punctuated by metallic percussion, stuttering vocals, and sweeping synth pads.

"1990 is my attempt at making some experimental footwork influenced stuff. "Grind City" is my full on nod to the Chicago originators, with a bit of a Toronto vibe," Tobin tells THUMP. "The genre basically changed my life, so I'm dedicating this one to them and everyone else out there making footwork. To the next life."

Listen to the song below and catch the producer opening for Sophie at Toronto's Velvet Underground April 7, more info here.

Eytan Tobin is on Facebook // Twitter // SoundCloud