Not sure where to even start with this one. Here at Funkadelphia, we have been following GRiZ since his beginnings; and so it is quite appropriate, I feel, that we present you today with his debut, full-length album, Mad Liberation. The Detroit producer has an incredibly unique sound, that combines mostly elements of dubstep and glitch-hop, but with a strong jazz and funk influences. The closer parallel I can draw is to a lot of the Pretty Lights Music artists, such as Gramatik, Paul Basic or even Pretty Lights himself. This new album starts off with a nice melodic intro, but the first track comes crashing down hard with a bass-kicking first drop that’ll have you cracking a smile. From there, the album dives into a diverse and adventurous exploration of electronic bass music, featuring some heavier tracks with more of a focus on filth, but also some tracks with clear attention to development of the song and music itself. The album even features an appearance from Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic! To say GRiZ was successful with this one isn’t quite enough I don’t think; I don’t think I can accurately express how lucky we are to have him be giving this entire album up for FREE! Enjoy!
GRiZ – Mad Liberation — FREE Download
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