Grant Kwiecinski aka GRiZ is an exciting new 21-year old glitch-hop/dubstep producer from Detroit, MI who is best known for his remix of The Who – Behind Blue Eyes (GRiZ Remix). Fresh off of his Grizmatik Tour with Gramatik, GRiZ has just released his debut album entitled Mad Liberation. The album is classic Pretty Lights style glitch with added live saxophone and guitar instrumentation from Dominic Lalli (of Big Gigantic) and Dan Hacker (aka MuzzY), respectively. Upon it’s release, GRiZ had this to say about Mad Liberation:
Mad Liberation is a collection of songs that I have been working on for the past year that ranged from mostly original compositions to varied sample work (retro vinyl recordings and new all original recordings); digital synthesis that took me weeks to master; to live instrumentation tediously and soulfully recorded by myself and some of my very good friends.
This collection of noise – to me – became an album, a sound in a whole, an idea free from limits of thought and more an idea of the heart and soul. Mad Liberation is a piece of me that is representative of my past, breathes life into my present, and is a taste of the future.
I don’t have fancy recording equipment, amazing speakers, crazy keyboards, complicated sample packs, proper studio time, cutting edge midi controllers, or outboard mixing gear.
What I do have is an endless imagination of the future/now, unrelenting will, constant fascination, and a heart that has no capacity to stop loving and trying.
This business – when you boil it down – is not about the machine, but about the man. Even electronic music is humanistic. We breath life into these dead things to make them whisper and ROAR!! I am inspired by that fact, and this is what sets me free.
This is Mad Liberation