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Brighter Future EP

by Gratts ft. Robert Owens

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Belgian producer Gratts, an active dj for more than 20 years, teams up with pioneering Chicago vocalist Robert Owens on this new house anthem for our times. Hope is built into the very fibre of ‘Brighter Future’, from its optimistic synths to the sprightly Roland drum patterns, with Owens’ lilting affirmations soaring above. On the flip, Jorge Caiado’s remix and the New Vision Dub bring the track to the late night dancefloor, recalling the 90s heyday of Murk, Cajmere and Mood II Swing.

Cofinanciado por Compete 2020, Portugal 2020, FEDER.


released November 25, 2021

Written, produced and improvised by Tristan Jong at Studio HMAS Australia Road, Music Room Kreuzberg and The Consulate in 2020/2021.

Vocals written and performed by Robert Owens, recorded at Riverside Studios Berlin.
Sax on A1. by Matthew Sluys. Percussions on A1. by Sam Kolesnik.
Additional remix work on B1 by Jorge Caiado in Lisbon.
A1. and B2. mixed by Ed Longo at Soundrays Studio in Berlin.
Executive production by Jorge Caiado. Mastered by Jorge Lima.
Distribution by Carpet Distribution.
All rights reserved, Inner Balance Recordings 2021.


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Inner Balance Recordings Lisbon, Portugal

Created by Chez Damier for one of his protégés, Jorge Caiado, Inner Balance is a sub-label of the iconic Chicago label from the 90’s, Balance Recordings.

Veering between deeper tracks to more club-focused music, Inner Balance’s mission continues to be that of releasing exciting new music and placing new artists on the map.
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