Having just embarked on his album-supporting Re:Coil tour this past December, Gramatik has just announced he will be capping the year’s festival season with his annual return to the legendary Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheater. The Lowtemp Records boss will be joined by fellow NYC producer and multi-instrumentalist Gryffin, Monstercat favorite Haywyre, Canadian future bass beat- maker Ramzoid, and recent Lowtemp-signee Balkan Bump, who has just released his debut EP and will be joining Gramatik on stage during the main act. The live event is set to take place Sept. 1, 2018.
General on-sale begins Friday, March 16. More information can be found here.
Browne kicks off his take on Gryffin’s October hit with a drum-centered introduction that leads the listener to thinking his remix will be a rock-oriented configuration of the song. As the bridge approaches, it becomes clear that the track will take a different direction. He dives into a drum & bass drop, layered with energetic loops of Katie Pearlman’s vocals. Browne’s rock- and metal-influenced musical background peeks through between drum & bass patterns, making this remix a dynamic, fresh take on the original.
Browne’s remix is out as a part of Gryffin’s “Nobody Compares To You” remix package, which contains other reworks of the song by artists like Codeko, Kap Slap and more.
Preparations for 808 Festival continue as the company reveals phase after phase of headliners. The Thailand-based fest has shared the fourth installment, revealing Amelie Lens, ANOTR, Axwell, Boombox Cartel, Gryffin, Slander, and many others. The festival has continuously amped up excitement for the Dec. 9-10 event, with headliners now in the double digits. More announcements are still possible.
Check out phase one announcement here and the lineup so far below.
Two-day tickets are available on the festival’s website.
Since his sonic domination began just a few short years ago, the Norwegian DJ has yet to slow things down. In an unexpected turn of events, the artist announced October 30 via Instagram that he’ll be heading on a “Kids In Love” tour early next year.
As it appears, Kygo’s even bringing along some friends, as Seeb, Gryffin and Blackbear are set to join him on this first phase of the tour.
The “Kids In Love Tour” hits the road early February 2018 and will likely take over some of the biggest venues in the world. Stay tuned to the artist’s socials as this is merely the first jaunt of dates announced on an expectedly enormous world tour. It looks like 2018 is shaping up to be Kygo’s year too.
Live wunderkind, Gryffin, is currently traveling North America on his headline Castle In The Sky Tour and playing at 37 cities along the way. Bringing along Chicago trio Autograf and ayokay as well, the LA-based multi-instrumentalist is taking over some of the nation’s most notable venues like The Wiltern in LA, The Warfield in San Francisco, and Terminal 5 in New York City.
Next week, Gryffin is geared up to take the stage for his biggest headlining show at Terminal 5 that will feature his brand new production, new music, and special surprises according to the producer. Dancing Astronaut has partnered up with the producer to celebrate the momentous occasion and offer up a meet & greet plus free tickets for one lucky winner to the show on October 21st.
Tickets for other dates of Gryffin’s tour are on-sale now here.
Melodic dance pop mastermind Gryffin is known for his absolutely breathtaking originals which feature uplifting lyrics and stunning harmonic chords. Although many of his songs have undertones of the joyous aspects of love, his most recent, “Nobody Compares To You,” leaves us with a melancholy ending that tells about a love lost.
The moving vocals singe listeners with a story that ends in heartbreak. However, even in the midst of this bittersweet tale, Gryffin manages to infuse a high energy aspect into the piece which incorporates a positive twist that adds a nice contrast to the lyrics. Gryffin flaunts a deeper side to his artistry with “Nobody Compares To You,” giving listeners a feel of the darker parts of love.
Gryffin is the latest to put his spin on “Feel It Still,” originally performed by Portugal. The Man. Gryffin’s decision to take on an unconventional remix target should come as now surprise as it was his highly regarded remixes of tracks by illustrious acts like Maroon 5 and Tove Lo in 2015 that broke him into the scene, before the release of his debut single “Heading Home,” in 2016.
Gryffin keeps his sound design bright and spirited, as usual, in his version of the smash-hit: a clear contrast to the Zhu‘s characteristically hazy, enigmatic rendition of the track. Gryffin’s dynamic, sped-up guitar pluck matched with the colorful future bass reverb is a fresh, rousing approach to the to the playfully infectious original.
Gryffin is easily one of the most exciting producers in electronic dance music at the moment. Coming up quickly with a powerful presence in LA’s underground party scene, the artist has made a name for himself that lead directly to the stages of Coachella. A steady stream of original releases and remixes has only solidified
Labor day weekend marked this year’s second installment of Prime Social Group’s Breakaway Music Festival, an annual festival series that finds its home in cities in and around major league soccer venues. This year’s holiday weekend event found itself gracing the grounds of Columbus, Ohio’s Columbus Crew stadium. While the city has been recognized amongst the country’s fastest growing metropolis, currently standing at number three, a drive through the state may suggest a different narrative. The route to Columbus and much of the state of Ohio is ridden with farmland, the surefire sign of Midwestern heartland. Fortunately, Columbus could not be more of an antithesis to this pseudo-Ohio narrative. Prime Social group, in particular, is a driving force behind this “mundane-Midwest” myth-busting.
Photo courtesy of Alex Powell.
Prime Social Group is a full-service concert promotions group based in the city that focuses on college markets across the country. Some of its events exclusive to Ohio include a 90’s themed summer festival, the Ohio University Number festival, and the multi-city spanning Halloween-themed Haunted Fest which has booked acts for this year that include Hardwell, Yellow Claw, and more. PSG’s event set out to see a continuance of its Breakaway Festival later this year in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Zedd is set to headline. Prior to the Columbus event, it had stopped in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Tiësto, Slushii, Borgore, Jai Wolf, and Louis the Child are names that are slated to hit the stage later this fall in Columbus on behalf of PSG. Between a consistent envelope pushing booking team and a pronounced understanding of the idiosyncrasy that the college market desires, PSG’s rosters speak volumes for its respective cities’ entertainment markets. It’s safe to say the electronic music scene would not be the same in the Midwest—and certainly not in Columbus—without the companies’ efforts.
Columbus’ 2017 Breakaway return was an aggressive amalgamation of hip-hop and electronic artists, one that broke the boundaries of sonically-constricted line-ups. Priding themselves on booking up-and-coming artists that reach beyond the confines of genres, Prime Social group saw out that they achieved to create a breakaway experience in its own right. This year’s festival was a testament to that success.
Last year’s Columbus festival bill saw the likes of hip-hop’s ultimate sweetie, Chance the Rapper, as well as Dillion Francis, RL Grime, Alison Wonderland, Corrupt, and Gryffin. Filling in the hip-hop shoes of Chance’s aggressive annunciation meets poetic style this year was SuperDuperKyle. Most well known for his breakout single “iSpy,” featuring American genre nonconformer Lil Yachty—who was also at the festival—SuperDuperKyle brought forth an outrageously energetic performance. Çhanneling Kid and Play’s nineties aura was an artist who lured the crowd in for an auspicious evening. Followed up by 3LAU, Oliver Heldens, Lil Yachty, and then rave rap’s finest Travis Scott on the main stage.
Photo courtesy of Tyler Church.
Across the way, on the prime stage Friday evening was an undercard assemblage of equally impressive acts such as Crankdat, Shaun Frank, THEY., Malaa, and Getter. The prime stage exemplified a yearning for some of electronic music’s more heavy-hitting acts at the moment. The impressive array of hip-hop and electronic was a match made in heaven for its respective young audience and exemplified PSG’s audience understanding.
Photo courtesy of Tyler Church.
Despite massive amounts of rain dumping on Saturday’s attendees, the festival’s booking was a quintessential crowd pleaser. Starting off the second day with the heavy-hitting REZZ collaborator, the up and comer K?D, the afternoon was primed for an exhilarating experience. Leading up to the closing of the two-day festival was Galantis who was followed by Diplo on the main stage— whilst Mija and EDM’s favorite kitty Cashmere Cat closed out the prime stage. Columbus laid host to some of music’s most exuberant acts.
Photo courtesy of Tyler Church.
By bringing some of the world’s biggest names to the stage alongside supporting local and regional artists, the event was an energetic enigma. Despite being dealt mother nature’s infamous festival surprise the festival was an overwhelming success for its young audience and a telling testament of an ever-expanding company and cities’ success.
On a chilly Day Two of Lollapalooza, I had the chance to get to know a little bit more about Gryffin. Gryffin lucked out and got to play the much more beautiful day before at the Pepsi stage. Coincidentally, Gryffin’s name is also Dan. A good sign that we were going to get along just fine!