Thursday, August 29, 2013

GRiZ Drops First Ever Music Video and Is Lined Up For A Massive Fall Tour

Drops His First-Ever Official Music Video

"Smash The Funk"
Via Jay Z's Life+Times  

Get GRiZ's Mad Liberation LP (2012)
Free Download Available HERE

At a mere 23 years old, Detroit native Grant Kwiecinski (aka GRiZ) is an amalgam of talents that go beyond a simple description. A producer, DJ, and classically-trained saxophone player, GRiZ is bending and re-shaping electronic music with his funky, sax-infused sounds that find heart and soul within the beat of the dancefloor. In celebration of his sophomore album Rebel Era due out this fall, GRiZ just unleashed his very first official music video "Smash The Funk" via Jay Z's Life+Times.
Complete with stunning live visuals resembling sweeping mountain views, irresistible melodies poured over with gleaming sax and jacking rhythms, and intimate, honest conversation woven throughout, "Smash the Funk" serves as an intimate portrait of GRiZ. As premiered one year after his Mad Liberation LP released for free download via, the clip follows Grant around as he navigates three sold-out shows in Colorado following his move to the Rock Mountain Empire one year ago, rare moments relaxing with his crew and the countless, strenuous hours put into crafting his upcoming album due out this September. 

Grant says of the video, "This video is a look into my brief voyage as an artist and also behind the scenes of 3 sold out Colorado shows (boulder, Denver, and red rocks). I also wanted to do something completely different and have fun with the video so I took some old gear that had seen its day and retired it to the shooting range (it looks pretty badass in slow motion). I also talk a bit about what music means to me and where I have come from. Nearing the first anniversary of my debut album 'Mad Liberation' I wanted to release this video that has been a journey itself to create."

As visually arresting and profound as his live performances, GRiZ's new video takes us on a journey into the psyche of the young musician...and it's a thrilling experience. Get to know GRiZ and look out for his upcoming self-released Rebel Era LP soon available for free download on his site, as well as iTunes, Spotify and Beatport, as he hits the road on his biggest national headlining tour to date this fall (dates below).
"GRiZ took the stage and worked what seemed like the entire population of the Pretty Lights set from the night before into an insatiable frenzy."
  - LessThan3 

"The next big name in electronic music."
 - The North Coast Journal 

"Best of the night...the performance could have been two hours longer and people would have stayed to dance to GRiZ's alluring beats."
  - Paste Magazine (On his performance at Lollapalooza)




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