As the saying goes, two heads are better than one – a maxim keenly demonstrated by the success of Tim Grube & Mike Hovsepian’s studio & spinning union. Grube & Hovsepian came into existence in 2008 when – having heard Markus Schulz dropping his tracks on his Global DJ Broadcast show – Tim made contact with Mike. As A&R for Schulz’s record label, Tim had locked onto the intrinsic Coldharbour themes in Mike’s productions. A like-mind recognized, he proposed a new partnership for the pair. It’s one that has subsequently seen them bring their productions – ‘City of Angels’ and ‘Venom’ among them- to the sound-systems of some of the world’s most celebrated clubs and events. These have included stateside home-runs at LA’s Avalon, Miami’s Mansion, and main-stage wowing performances at European arena events, including the mighty Transmission.
In the studio they’ve carved just as quick a mark on electronic dance music’s landscape. Building up an impressive disc & remixography, the duo have served up a proverbial sound-storm of tracks for many respected labels. Among them have been Armada Music, Audio Cargo, Club Elite, High Contrast, and (naturally enough) Coldharbour, who’ve shared the spoils of multifaceted audio like ‘City of Angels’, ‘Venom’, ‘Memory Lane’, ‘Invisible’, ‘Conviction’, and ‘Pressure’. Demonstrating stylistic range well beyond their years, together they’ve become as adept at serving markets with rapaciously uplifting trance storms as they have cooler-minded, more progressively orientated audio. Reflecting G&H’s impact, the music press have been quick to praise their releases. Of ‘City of Angels’, LA’s EDM Magazine said it “peaks with knock-you-off-your-feet-like impact” while the UK’s DJ Mag said that ‘Venom’ “could very well be Grube & Hovsepian’s coming-of-age track”. Their latest single ‘Memory Lane’ again highlights the pair’s impressive flexibility. With its more mainline, radio-conscious sound, the track became one of the first releases on the Schulz Music Group’s Audio Cargo imprint.
On the remix front, they’ve rewired the likes of Markus Schulz’s ‘Do You Dream’, tyDi’s ‘Fire & Load’ and M.I.K.E.’s ‘Mi Casa Su Casa’, whilst also tackling more mainstream fare like Ellie Goulding’s ‘Lights’. This club ordinance has found its way into an increasing high profile litany of DJs wallets – Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Sander Van Doorn, and Markus Schulz being just some of the regular deck supporters. In 2012 they became one of the first signings to the Schulz Music Group development stable. On bringing them into the stable, Markus said: “When he (Tim) teamed up with Mike Hovsepian, I immediately saw that they’d found a connection that was going to work for them both. For me, they have become the most exciting duo to come along in the last 3 years”.
The pair are no less proficient in the turntable arts. Tim originally honed his behind-the-decks skills warming up for many world-class DJs in his native Washington D.C. area, while Mike blazed a comparable trail over on the west coast. Now collectively based in Miami, their progressive/trance, and electro-tinged sets have brought discerning EDM fans flocking in ever increasing numbers. With clubs like LA’s Avalon, Space Miami, and District 36 in New York City profoundly smashed, in March 2013 – during MMW – they were chosen to open for the debut of Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten’s New World Punx act at Mansion, Miami. 2013 was also the year that saw them make their European DJ debut, rocking the main-stage of Prague’s 15,000 capacity O2 Arena during Transmission 2013.