Rising star Gramatik (aka Denis Jasarevic) has been kicking off parties all across the U.S. as a part of Bassnectar’s Fall Tour. This Saturday, the Brooklyn-based DJ will headline Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium, with special guests Talib Kweli and Mux Mool. This show will mark the debut of a Nikola Tesla-inspired stage design called “The Coil”. While details regarding The Coil’s design remain a secret, this visual feature is sure to stun crowds and blow minds. If we’ve learned anything from David Blaine, its that people love Tesla Coils.
“I am pretty much obsessed with the life and work of the great Nikola Tesla,” said Gramatik via press realease, “[The Coil] will captivate your imagination and leave you wondering about the magic of Electricity as if you were a young Nikola Tesla trying to rub two Cats together to generate it.”
Check out the teaser video for the The Coil’s debut:
Gramatik is one of the funkier artists on the EDM scene today, typically eschewing wobbles and drops in place of tasty grooves and intricate chops. An up-and-coming producer, he has found his own place as an electro-house maestro who brings a hip-hop mentality and an arsenal of complex sounds to the table. Gramatik’s latest release is “Digital Liberation Is Mad Freedom,” (or, “DLIMF”) a joint venture with GRiZ.
With Gramatik and GRiZ joining forces to form Grizmatik, the two bring their unique styles to this fresh track. While Gramatik tends to flirt with electro and future funk, GRiZ embodies the hyped-up extremes of artists like Noisia and Skrillex. But GRiZ also has a soulful side, and it’s the intersection of the two artists’ groovier tastes that gives “DLIMF” its unique sound and undeniable freshness. The song covers a lot of ground, but the constant presence of a live guitar – which they integrate seamlessly, provides a consistent thread throughout.
“DLIMF” incorporates elements of funky electro with the balls-to-the-wall approach favored by many EDM artists. The main drop announces – literally and figuratively – that Grizmatik has arrived. As the track explodes into fist-pumping madness, Gramatik and GRiZ showcase their ability to not only co-exist but also create new sounds and take new risks in their collaboration.
Gramatik rounds out his tour with Bassnectar on November 18th, at Terminal 5 in New York.
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