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Artist Spotlight: Grube & Hovsepian

As the saying goes two heads are better than one. This is the case in the duo of Tim Grube & Mike Hovsepian. Grube & Hovsepian was formed in 2008 after Tim heard Markus Schulz dropping a few of Mike’s tracks. Soon after Tim contacted him and the story starts there. As A&R for Schulz’s record label,  he proposed a new partnership for the pair. They have been quite successful so far playing in various venues across the globe. These  venues include stateside at LA’s Avalon, Miami’s Mansion, and main stage performances at European arena events including the legendary Transmission.


Virginia Beach native, Tim Grube started out bringing the sound locally in clubs opening for well-known DJs, solo gigs, as well as producing his own pieces during his spare time in Washington D.C.  Mike created a comparable trail over on the west coast. Now both are based in Miami, their progressive trance and electro-accented sets have brought electronic music fans right to the front of the line. In the studio they are steadily creating amazing tracks and fantastic remixes. Among them have been “City of Angels”, “Venom”, “Memory Lane”, “Invisible”, “Conviction” and “Pressure”. Showing great skill with these simply perfect tracks, the mix of uplifting and progressive comes easy to these two.


In 2012 they became one of the first signings to the Schulz Music Group. After onboarding them Markus Schulz 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.”

After being in the scene and doing what they have done this must have been amazing to hear from an artist with such stature as Markus Schulz. Along with show productions, Grube & Hovsepian showcase their radio show, ‘Grube & Hovsepian Radio’, which is broadcasted every Tuesday at 11 am EST on DI.FM‘s DJ Mixes channel. This radio show is heard by thousands and has become a favorite of many trance family members around the world including myself. Along with their successful radio show they have also been supported by numerous top artists including Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, and Sander van Doorn to name a few.


Aside from their amazing accomplishments so far, I’ve had the pleasure to chat with Mike and Tim. Both of them are amazing guys that make everyone feel as part of the group. I look forward to the next time I can catch one of their shows, until then I’ll keep enjoying their amazing tunes and fantastic broadcasts!

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Grube & Hovsepian, Recorded Live From Club Space Miami Terrace (November 14, 2015)

Coldharbour Sessions 015: Grube & Hovsepian (March 2015)

Review: Trickster by Grube & Hovsepian plus Avalon Ticket Giveaway

The time has finally come for a track to be released that we’ve been hearing in live sets for nearly six months. “Trickster” by Tim Grube & Mike Hovsepian is now available on on Beatport under Coldharbour Recordings and can be purchased here http://bit.ly/tricksterbp. It is also available on iTunes http://bit.ly/13BDlyO. The track was debuted to the world on March 1, 2013 at A State of Trance 600 San Paulo by Markus Schulz as an ID and quickly had everyone wondering which Coldharbour name had produced the massive track.

“Trickster” has been getting played in just about every Markus Schulz live set because it’s by his Coldharbour pals but also because of its unicorn slaying aggressiveness that is perfect for a peak time set. The track was also played during A State of Trance 626 by Armin van Buuren.

Continue reading for your chance below to win a pair of tickets to the Coldharbour Night at Avalon on August 24, 2013 along with some Coldharbour merchandise.


Grube & HovsepianThe magic in “Trickster” is after the first build up as it breaks down and a snare drum sound takes over in the background and it continues to build again and will have hands in the air on the dance floors moving fingers to the beat. This is a song produced for peak time sets regardless of the size of the crowd. Any DJ who takes their time warming up a crowd can easily use this as one of those songs to take a night to that next level with a full dance floor.

Grube & Hovsepian have showed their versatility this summer with two big tracks, this dance floor styled “Trickster” and the more radio friendly “Memory Lane” featuring Vice that was released earlier this summer (read our review here).

Grube & Hovsepian Original:

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For those looking for a more progressive style of music you will not want to miss the “Trickster” remix by Italian producer Gai Barone. You’ll hear familiar elements of the original production of “Trickster” but Gai Barone did what a great producer can do, come close to creating an almost completely different track. The Grube & Hovsepian original will have a dance floor stomping their feet while the progressive and melodic Gai Barone remix will have a crowd in a trance early in the morning. The Gai Barone remix debuted on the August 8, 2013 edition of the Global DJ Broadcast and was voted the Global Selection of the episode. The progressive style of the track is a perfect fit for the Ibiza Summer Session episodes of GDJB.

Gai Barone remix:

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“Trickster” by Grube & Hovsepian and the remix by Gai Barone was released by Coldharbour Recordings on August 19, 2013. Available now on Beatport http://bit.ly/tricksterbp or iTunes http://bit.ly/13BDlyO.

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