It’s truly something special when Griz and Gramatik come together as Grizmatik. The two producers unite their affinities for funk, jazz and hip hop with their insatiable craving for deep, thunderous bass, creating some truly radical music in the process. After a very successful debut with “Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom,” Grizmatik returns with their much-anticipated follow-up release, “My People.” Constructing the track at a comfortable midtempo pace, Griz and Gramatik showcase brilliant instrumental work and sampling in tandem with a heavy, snaking drop.
If Gramatik’s been a bit silent lately, it’s because he’s been hard at work on his forthcoming album The Age of Reason, which he noted on his Facebook “is getting close to 80%.” In the meantime, the Slovenian Tesla-penchant has unveiled the album’s second single, “You Don’t Understand.” In typical Gramatik style, the track is a riveting blend of bluesy piano and guitar work with a perfectly programmed glitch hop beat. In a similar vein to his #digitalfreedom EP, Gramatik incorporates snippets of harder, talking bass elements on top of clean instrumentation. Stay tuned for a free download of the track in the coming days.
After treating us last week to Griz’s remix of “Slap,” OWSLA has unveiled another remix to Kill Paris’s forthcoming To a New Earth EP. Slovenia’s Gramatik has taken on To a New Earth‘s lead single, and it’s everything you would expect from a combination of his groovy glitch hop stylings with Kill Paris’s soulful bass. Gramatik layers on riff after riff of clean guitar lines, supplementing what we can only assume to be Kill Paris’s jazzy melodies and punchy kicks. The result is an intriguing mix of jam band, glitch hop, and dubstep, coming together seamlessly in an amalgam of blissful bass music. Stay tuned for the full release of To a New Earth on February 26th.
Gramatik recently took to social media to announce he would be departing from Pretty Lights Music to pursue a new adventure with his own LowTemp label. The announcement appeared over the weekend and was followed by the first single from his forthcoming album The Age of Reason. The track follows typical Gramatik form by fusing his unique genre-clashing with live guitar elements. This New Yorker starts off with distinctive drum kicks and slow-building bass growls before incorporating some bluesy guitar riffs. Without losing his hip-hop inspired vibes, Gramatik gives fans a powerful peak at what is to come from The Age of Reason. The “Bluestep” release is accompanied by a music video featuring performance footage from shows and festivals from the Gramatik tour and now it is available as a free download.
After his grungey glitch hop collaboration with Gramatik entitled “Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom,”Griz teams up with fellow Colorado residents Big Gigantic for a thrilling, adrenaline-inducing drumstep production. Initially reminiscent of “Bonfire” by Knife Party for its reggae vibes and drumstep tempo, “Power” progresses from a monstrous bass drop to a jazzy interlude fueled by live saxophone. Between Griz, Big Gigantic, and Gramatik, a new era of glitch hop-driven dubstep is quickly forming, backed by each producer’s impressive live instrumental abilities. Stay tuned for more inter-Colorado collaborations and pick up “Power” for free from SoundCloud.
Glitch hop fans rejoice! Much revered digital freedom fighters Gramatik and Griz have collaborated under the moniker ‘Grizmatik’ to release a groovy, guitar-ridden, glitch hop/dubstep production. “Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom” — a combination of their two most recent album titles — is an impressive showcase of live instrumentalism, well-executed samples, and funky dubstep. It begins with an engrossing guitar riff, before adding layers upon layers of head-bobbing drum work, soulful samples, and glitchy bass. Pretty Lights fans will instantly be infatuated with this collaboration.
As the track title suggests, Gramatik and Griz are two of the biggest proponents of free distribution of music, and thus will be releasing “DLMF” for free in the near future.
Instead of attending EZoo after-parties, some of us decided to head to a Gramatik show at Webster Hall. We sat down with Denis before he took the stage to hear more about his backstory, which we suspected was an interesting one. As if we were familiar old friends, he gave us the low down of how he ended up in Brooklyn, NY. Read more after the break.