Stream GRiZ’s album, ‘Ride Waves’ featuring Snoop Dogg, DRAM, Wiz Khalifa and more

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Grant Kwiecinski, better known as Detroit-based DJ and producer GRiZ, has spent the last few years modestly making major career moves. Aside from his penchant for touring and festival performances, he released the second edition of his Chasing the Golden Hour mixtape series in 2017, and started quietly releasing singles towards the end of 2018. Now back in full force, GRiZ has released his sixth studio album, Ride Waves.

An album full of features, GRiZ maneuvers previously uncharted territories with high profile talent like Snoop Dogg, Bootsy Collins, and Wiz Khalifa, while bringing on some long-time favorites like Muzzy Bearr, Yoshi Flower (formerly of Gosh Pith), and Leo Napier. With funk and bass taking a front seat as always, Ride Waves expands on GRiZ’s classic sound over 14 tracks, which can all be streamed below.

GRiZ and Matisyahu release video for the protest song Americans need

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GRiZ and Matisyahu’s much-anticipated single off GRiZ’s upcoming album Ride Waves, “A New Day,” has been picking up traction since it’s release on Feb 22. With the release of its visual counterpart, the collaboration arguably embodies something that dance music has not succeeded in capturing—a call to action.

Some of the most influential and timeless songs have been protest songs; Woody Guthry’s storytelling and influence led to Bob Dylan giving the 60’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” injustice in the inner city in the 1980’s lead to NWA’s “Fuck Tha Police,” the misguided wars in the middle east led to Bruce Springsteen’s “Bring ‘Em Home,” more recently Jay Z captured an entire era of race relations and oppression with “The Story of OJ.” These songs tackled issues. They brought them to the forefront of daily lives and made people ask the questions they were averse to even thinking about. They are prime examples of the impact music can have on the world.

GRiZ and Matisyahu wrote “A New Day” just days after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Their collaboration utilized GRiZ’s ability to capture attention and promote positivity through an anthem. Matisyahu’s voice over the garden of sound GRiZ so delicately curated surpasses—even levels—predespositions on the issue, reopening the ears and eyes of a sleeping giant.

The music video for “A New Day” raises the curtain for the track shedding light on one of the most challenging issues today, the gun violence crisis. The images reinvigorate an issue people have become almost numb to. “A New Day” follows real people who have been personally affected in different ways due to gun violence. These individuals are all American and have all suffered greatly. Another thing they share in common is their strength. In each of their eyes is a spark of resilience, a spark that could start a much-needed fire. They show viewers, not just the pain of the individual, but the unifying strength to stand up to make the change that is lives in every American.

“Collaborating with real people was such a humbling experience as each of the individuals we worked with all endured unspeakable hardships yet remained resilient, positive and beyond generous in helping us to complete this project,” said Director Robert Nyerges, “We hope that this film will be one small step forward on the path to progressive change.”

The impactful shots of protests on Washington, vigils from Vegas, statistics on suicide, and the expressions of insurmountable pain from actual people who experienced firsthand leave no doubt that this crisis is real and action needs to be taken by every American, now.

The flag needn’t be at half mast this often.

Visit and add your voice to the millions urging senators to support S.42, legislation needed to expand background checks on gun sales and save lives.



NMF Roundup: Ekali and 1788-L drop new heat, Netsky links with Lil Wanye and Bazzi, GRiZ and Matisyahu make magic + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Star-studded collaborations rule this week’s NMF. Ekali and 1788-L have joined forces to craft a formidable, bass-heavy collaboration, “R U I N,” and Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge continue their powerful slew of releases together with “Lionheart.” Netsky taps Lil Wayne and Bazzi for “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” and Zedd and Katy Perry deliver their radio-friendly “365.” Feed Me returns for the second Friday in a row with “Sleepless,” and Kygo releases his first single of the year with “Think About You.” GRiZ and Matisyahu take a stand on gun violence in “A New Day,” and Madeaux brings a sultry, dark atmosphere with “ADDICTED2.” Andrew Bayer delivers an “In My Next Life” mix of 2018’s “In My Last Life” on Anjunabeats. Goshfather puts his own disco-infused twist on Madonna‘s “Like a Prayer” in his new remix, and Liquid Stranger teams up with CloZee for the eerie “Ceremony.” Kill Paris debuted his new album for Valentine’s Day, touting collaborations with the likes of Fatherdude, Big Gigantic, and more, and Armin Van Buuren tugs at listeners’ heartstrings via “Lonely For You” with Bonnie McKee.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

GRiZ Teams With Matisyahu On Powerful New Track “A New Day”

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Today, GRiZ released the fourth single “A New Day (feat. Matisyahu)” from his forthcoming LP Ride Waves. The track was written days after last year’s tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and is a result of the two artists having nothing else on their minds besides the horrible event that had just

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GRiZ announces new album and tour, releases new single, ‘I’m Good’

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GRiZ has announced his sixth studio album, Ride Waves, along with an accompanying US tour and released a fresh single off the album, “I’m Good,” to boot. In classic GRiZ style, the multi-instrumentalist has announced the upcoming work in a fluid and mindful process.

“I’m Good” serves an appropriate catalyst to the hype that GRiZ is capable of accumulating. The funk-fueled track has everything familiar with a party with GRiZ at the helm: fluid sax, a collective singing soulful positive messages, and drops that gives listeners time to get down. “I’m Good” is a track that is uniting, and considering the fact that GRiZ meticulously fleshes out his ideas and projects, unity will be a major theme in the full album The 14-track LP—judging from his features and past releases—will delve into hip-hop, soul, funk, all tied together with that curated GRiZ electronica. However, Ride Waves could be something completely new.

The artist has accomplished a lot in the past two years. He embedded himself in an array of communities and relationships, including his own creative exile, as well as philanthropic endeavors. He came out via a HuffPost op-ed in 2017, which led him to be named Michigan’s Face of Pride in 2018 by USA Today and partnered with Dan Savage’s Foundation, It Gets Better. The Guardian praised him for his efforts with GRiZMAS, which has raised more than $100,000 towards Detroit public school students.

Ride Waves will feature DRAM, Wiz Khalifa, the legendary Bootsy Collins, Muzzy Bearr, Matisyahu, The Harlem Gospel Choir, Chicago’s South Side’s Chicago Children’s Choir, and more. Be it musically or emotionally, there is sure to be something for everybody in this LP. Even Snoop Dogg sent in a verse from his studio in Long Beach.

With the mindful realization that not only his music but also his place as a public figure can be used as a force of intrinsic good, GRiZ’s Ride Waves looks to serve as an honest personal expression and a call to action towards the force of kindness, responsibility, and unity.

The US tour will kick off in March, hitting Costa Rica’s Envision Festival, New Orleans for Buku Music & Arts Project, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, and touch down in Brooklyn, Philly, St. Augustine, Minneapolis, and more. See the full list of tour dates here.

Ride Waves track list

1. Can’t Get Enough
2. I’m Good
3. My Friends and I Pt. 2 ft Snoop Dogg & Prob Cause
4. Cruise Control ft BXRBER
5. A New Day ft Matisyahu
6. The Prayer
7. It Gets Better ft DRAM
8. Bustin’ Out ft Bootsy Collins
9. Caught Up ft Muzzy Bearr
10. Maybe ft Yoshi Flower)
11. The Escape
12. Mercy ft Valentina
13. Barrel Of A Gun ft Leo Napier
14. Find My Own Way ft Wiz Khalifa