GRiZ Review

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    by Web manager
  • Post Date
    Sat Nov 16 2013


Costumed-characters and critters were seen in line at the Orpheum for a very spooktacular show featuring Marvel Years, Two Fresh, and last but certainly not least, GRiZ.

First up was Marvel Years, real name Cory Wythe, from Burlington, Vermont. The very bright and fresh electronic talent is now based in Austin, Texas signed under Gravitas Recordings, a label “founded on open communication, knowledge sharing, artist/personal fulfillment, and the idea that people working together & doing what they love makes the world a better place.” With two EPs, a single, and two remixes (one of The Who and the other of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) under his belt at the tender age of nineteen, it is very clear Marvel Years is another musical prodigy. There's no wonder why he's in heavy demand as an opener, performing for the likes of Cut Chemist, Eliot Lipp, Mimosa, Purity Ring, and of course, GRiZ!

Not too overpowering, the hip-hop beats and groovy melodies of Marvel Years set a perfect vibe for those who gathered early to see the entire show.

Two Fresh, consisting of brothers Sherwyn and Kendrick Nicholls, from Nashville, Tennessee, now residing in Denver, Colorado, who just signed onto Elm and Oak Records. Performing hip hop, trap, juke, and foot-work, the brothers are in heavy demand as remixers, their most notable remix, Avicii's “Street Dancer.” A unique act, it's no wonder they've opened up for the likes of Bassnectar, 12 Planet, Gramatik, A-Trak, as while as performing at Electric Daisy Carnival, SXSW, and The Detroit Electronic Music Festival.

The entire crowd was bumping and grooving to the hard and furious beats that are too fresh, from non-other, than well, Two Fresh!

Straight out of college, GRiZ (real name Grant Kwiecinski) is an oddity in his hometown of Detroit, the birthplace of techno and Motown. The young wunderkind has been headlining arenas and festivals. But what is it that makes GRiZ able to sell out arenas, despite just appearing on the scene?

The answer is simple:  he spins, plays, and makes good music. With a controller and a saxophone in hand, his live shows rarely sound exactly like the music he releases. The next time this epic saxophone man enters your town, watch out for he'll raise the roof!