jakub | April 25, 2023

Roo AOTD #69 GRiZ – The Festival Voice

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2023! Only 51 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only GRiZ. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Check back in with us tomorrow for the next Artist of The Day!

Artist Biography

GRiZ, aka Grant Kwiecinski, is a Michigan-born EDM multi-instrumentalist that melts hearts with his saxophone. Born in Southfield in 1990, he played alto saxophone and piano growing up. He ended up going to Michigan State University but dropped out to pursue music fulltime. His debut album End of the World Party dropped in 2011 via Mochipet’s Daly City label and made waves online. GRiZ started supporting popular artists such as Bassnectar and Pretty Lights, eventually leading his own headlining tours. He self-released his second album Mad Liberation in 2012, third album Rebel Era in 2013, and the iconic Say It Loud in 2015 which featured a slew of guest vocals and solidified his future funk sound. His next album Good Will Prevail came in 2016 featuring more collaborations including Big Gigantic, Muzzy Bear, and Eric Krasno. This album was his first to chart in the Billboard 200. After some more successful releases, GRiZ released Ride Waves in 2019 with even more collaborations including Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Bootsy Collins. He then focused on a series of EP releases titled Bangers which focused on more dubstep, bass influences including the iconic track “Griztronics” which was produced with Subtronics. In 2021, GRiZ dropped another magnum opus of a record, Rainbow Brain, for which he made a full live album video featuring a stack of vocalists with whom he has toured with since. More recently in 2022, GRiZ released “Color of Your Soul” with CloZee and “Open Your Mind” with Big Gigantic. His live shows bring some insane energy, as seen in the multiple stadium events he throws including Space Camp and GRiZMAS In July.

DJ, EDM, Future Funk, Trip Hop, Bass, Hella Good Vibes

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Friday (Link to Daily Schedules)

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