Like a lot of EDM producers, GRiZ blends house, funk, hip hop, and electro in his decidedly forward-looking compositions, but the Detroit native has something special up his sleeve that likeminded artists can't touch — a background in classical saxophone. Taking the stage with his computer-based setup, GRiZ ups the ante with his signature sax playing, adding an element of warmth to his otherwise diamond-precise sets. On tour in 2013 GRiZ turned it out in support of his sophomore LP Rebel Era, setting expectations high for his Power in Numbers Spring Tour 2014.
Detroit-born Grant Kwiecinski, a.k.a GRiZ, began producing electronic music as a hobby during his teens. His 2012 debut LP Mad Liberation, which he gave away for free on the internet, featured his trademark saxophone work layered atop skillful EDM productions that belied his tenderfoot status. Tracks like "Smash the Funk" and "Too Young for Tragedy" generated enough buzz among critics and bloggers to land him increasingly high-profile shows, including appearances at Coachella and Diplo's Mad Decent Block Parties. With the late 2013 release of sophomore album Rebel Era, GRiZ delivered on his potential, establishing himself as one of EDM's brightest rising stars.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"GRiZ is a treat live, as he always is. Solid light and visual show which is only trumped by his complex take on electronic music -- which includes his live sax playing in the mix."
"GRiZ killed it this past Friday night. His use of the sax along with getting everyone to party was second to none."
"GRiZ WAS BEYOND AMAZING. It was my first time seeing him live and it was literally the best EDM show I've ever been to. Such a talented and passionate artist."