Showing posts with label Gramatik. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gramatik. Show all posts

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chi, IL Live Shows On Our Radar Via Silver Wrapper including Taste of Randolph and MORE

Here's a sweet taste of things to come, from our friends over at Silver Wrapper. Check it out.  Here at ChiIL Live Shows we're stoked for the following acts and more:

  • 06/13/14 [TOR After] Dumpstaphunk w/ BS Brass BandDJ RC at Bottom Lounge BUY TICKETS 07/18/14 [Phish After] "North American Scum becomes LCD Soundsystem" (featuring Joel Cummins and members of Cosby SweaterDigital Tape MachineSpart Parts) at Concord Music Hall BUY TICKETS
Click here for our prior original Dumpstaphunk video interview and live show shots from Concord & Summer Camp Music Fest.
More of our favorite original live show shots of Dumpstaqphunk are embedded at the bottom of this post.

Fest Alert:

More of our favorite original live show shots of Van Ghost are embedded at the bottom of this post.

Dumpstaphunk Shots by ChiIL Live Shows:

Van Ghost Shots for ChiIL Live Shows:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Gramatik FREE Mixtape Download or Stream #NCMF #FreeDownload

Releases Brand-New Mixtape


Available For Free Download - HERE

Stream SB4 - HERE

While we anxiously await for The Age Of Reason album release, Gramatik gives away 22 tracks, including a free mix tape to hold us over until fall. "Street Bangerz 4" is a compilation of leftover tracks from SB1 featuring Gramatik's classic sound back when he was known for producing simple and raw, sample-based hip-hop beats. 

As Gramatik prepares for the second part of his upcoming Age Of Reason Tour, he unleased the album's second single, "You Don't Understand" and announced an additional Halloween show teaming up with GRiZ to play the biggest GrizMatik show to date at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, ColoradoThe Massacre Begins will feature support by turntablist A-Trak along with guitarist Don Daro of Exmag, who will also be joining Gramatik on tour this fall. General tickets for The Massacre Begins are now on sale.

In hype of the forthcoming album, Gramatik explains how he differs from the vast majority of electronic musicians as he records using live instruments while striving to make dance music that tells a story. During a recent interview with Relix Magazine, he states, "There's a lot of guitar, bass, piano, all types of organs, lots of original vocals - more than any other record I've ever produced. [The Age of Reason] combines all the genres I've been producing since the beginning in the most drastic, neurotic, cohesive and outrageous way imaginable."

See below for Gramatik's upcoming fall tour dates on the Age of Reason Tour and check out his remaining festival dates including New York City's Electric Zoo and America's first Tomorrowland festival, TomorrowWorld.


Aug 31  | North Coast Music Festival - Chicago, IL (ChiIL Live Shows was there... were YOU?!)

Sept 07 | Hyperion Music Festival - Spencer, IN
Sept 14 | Dancefestopia Music Festival - Kansas City, MO
Sept 28 | TomorrowWorld - Atlanta, GA


Sept 06 | The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Sept 10 Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Spet 12 | Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
Sept 13 | Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Sept 15 | George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
Sept 18 | Lryic Theatre - Oxford, MS
Sept 19 | Republic New Orleans - New Orleans, LA
Sept 20 | Soul Kitchen - Moblie, AL
Sept 21 | House of Blues Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Sept 22 | Grand Central - Miami, FL
Sept 25 | The Ritz Ybor - Tampa, FL
Sept 26 | Free Bird Live - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Sept 27 | The Music Farm - Charleston, SC
Oct 01  | Ziggy's By The Sea - Wilmington, NC
Oct 02  | Jefferson Theatre _ Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03  | The National - Richmond, VA
Oct 04  | Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
Oct 05  | Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 06  | Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
Nov 05  | Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 06  | Railto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
Nov 07  | House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Nov 08  | The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 09  | The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Nov 10  | Knitting Factory Concert House - Reno, NV
Nov 13  | Arcata Theatre - Arcata, CA
Nov 14  | Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
Nov 15  | Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
Nov 16  | Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
Nov 17  | Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
Nov 19  | Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, ID
Nov 22  | Orpheum Theatre - Madison, WI
Nov 23  | Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PAPER DIAMOND + GRAMATIK -- Bands on ChiIL Live Shows' Radar @summercampfest #SCamp13

MAY 24 + 25

Gramatik: Saturday, May 25 – 9 - 10PM @ The STARSHINE Stage

Paper Diamond and Gramatik will be taking over the STARSHINE stage on Friday and Saturday. Under the umbrella of electronic music, both artists have fresh and eclectic music style that can’t be genre-fied.  

Gramatik will also be playing the official Summer Camp after-party on Saturday night at The Red Barn alongside STS9, Big Gigantic and Griz.    Tickets to this epic party sold out in seconds!

"Gramatik's ability to smoothly sail between musical styles such as jazz, funk, disco, hip-hop and R&B, and fusing them together with such efficiency, created numerous moments of bliss for all in attendance."
- DJ Mag

In anticipation of his upcoming album - set to release this July - Gramatik embarked on The Age of Reason Tour last month with sold out show dates across the US. To top it off, a live guitarist accompanied his eclectic set for each show; playing everything impromptu to accentuate and compliment the entire musical experience.

Along with the premier of his very own record label, Lowtemp, and a free download of his first single, “Bluestep”, Gramatik continues to make big plans for 2013 as he gets ready to release the second single on The Age Of Reason in the next few weeks!

Bluestep is no doubt, one of the craziest genre-clashing songs out at the moment which is now known as his signature style. “Lately I’ve been really into combining the vibes of raw 50′s and 60′s Blues with all kinds of EDM genres and one of the results is Bluestep. It’s a dynamic mixture of Blues and Dubstep, a plethora of screaming guitar, howling vocals and big bass, capturing the raw energies of both music worlds in a hopefully cohesive, possibly outrageous picture” says Gramatik. And we couldn’t agree more.

Free Download of New Single "Bluestep"
on his Brand-New label Lowtemp
Download HERE

"2012 was a huge year for Gramatik...[he brought] his special style of funk to the world. He hasn't lost his touch."
- Digi10ve

"Big things happening...One hell of a ride. This is a big move for the phenomenal producer...And the song is kickin'."
 - The Untz

"Chart-topper, live show fiend, advocate of free music, and now a music label owner, Gramatik never ceases to impress...His innovative productions blur the lines between genres and bring seemingly disconnected musical worlds together in a seamless form. Whether "Bluestep" is dubbed-out blues or blues-ridden dubstep is beyond me, but nevertheless, this shit is lowtemp...a chilling beat."
    - Pasta Run Music

The chart-topping DJ and producer Gramatik (formerly of the  Pretty Lights Music label) announced the launch of his own record label Lowtemp and offered his fans a first glimpse of the song with his video for "Bluestep". In celebration of the Lowtemp launch, Gramatik is giving away a free download of the "Bluestep" track. The cut combines the vibes of raw 50's and 60's blues with all kinds of EDM genres - the result is a signature Gramatik genre clash, also what he refers to as "Bluestep". It's a dynamic mixture of blues and dubstep, a plethora of screaming guitar, howling vocals and big bass, capturing the raw energies of both music worlds in a cohesive, yet outrageous picture.

This Song is Sick praises the track as a "groove-infused banger coming around the dubstep speed. [Gramatik] manages to meld guitar samples and gritty bass in a seamless fashion. Let the good vibes roll."

Original Artwork by Anze Koron

"Bluestep" is the first take off Gramatik's upcoming full-length album,The Age of Reason,  due out this spring on Lowtemp.  Gramatik elaborates on the epic LP title, which was "inspired by a stand-up segment by comedian George Carlin. He made a joke on the fact that he was Catholic until he reached the age of reason. I also firmly believe that there comes a time in a human life when you reach the so-called 'age of reason' and realize that there are so many irrational beliefs, shameless contradictions and illogical restrictions inflicted upon society. Some people reach it sooner, others later, but a majority unfortunately never do. [Through my music] I'd like to guide more people to reach the age of reason sooner. Maybe. Or, hopefully at least unite the ones that feel the same way."

Gramatik announced the newest project on his plate, a new label simply called Lowtemp. Launching immediately, the imprint will focus primarily on the artist's own music as well as his friend's releases, and in the future may recruit new artists. Gramatik states "The label name Lowtemp is an abbreviation for low temperature, which implies that the label is putting out ''cool'' music. :)"

After a long and fruitful time with Pretty Lights, Gramatik states that "I'm launching my own label because that is something I always wanted to do and I think it's something that every artist eventually wants, to be fully independent and have complete creative and executive control of their own artistry. It's a natural step forward. Pretty Lights Music is family for life, but the time has come for me to do my own thing." Gramatik thanks Derek Vincent Smith (aka Pretty Lights) for helping him reach his goal faster.

Age of reason or reason enough, the revolution begins now.

With his label announce, Gramatik also dropped his new video for "Bluestep" which features highlights from his recent tour with the worldwide King of Wobble, Bassnectar. The clip includes footage from Gramatik's performances in the US, Canada, Russia, Belgium & Austria. The debut of his mesmerizing Tesla Coil stage installation is also documented in the video.

The Coil was unveiled at Gramatik's sold-out headlining show at The Fillmore in Colorado this past November. This stage/light design was inspired by inventor Nikola Tesla, who Gramatik holds in high regard. The Tesla Coil, one of his most famous inventions, had always fascinated Gramatik so he wanted his stage design to be inspired by it, portraying its electrifying magnificence in an abstract, theatrical fashion. The Coil adds a whole new dimension and will captivate the imagination and ignite the audience energy at Gramatik performances to come. 

Paper Diamond: Friday, May 24 – 8:30 - 9:30 PM @ The STARSHINE Stage

"His intoxicating mix of hip-hop and EDM is displayed from the beginning of the record to end on Paragon. Due to years of experience, Paper Diamond puts on a live show that will keep you on your feet the entire set. PD is a must-see live this summer."

Recently, Paper Diamond has been setting a name for himself with his cross over appeal -- he's a sucker for a melody and thankfully so. His collaborative efforts on his latest 11 song EP, Paragon are spot on, and showcases Paper Diamond's signature sound - art. His ability to produce any genre and make it his own marks every track off Paragon as the perfect portrayal of his eclectic style and a distinctive experience with literally NO RULES.

He previously released material thru Pretty Lights Music, Diplo's Mad Decent/Jeffries and Flying Lo's Brain Feeder and we all know that those guys have good taste! If you haven't given Paper Diamond a listen as of yet, check out Paragon. It's a shining moment, and features incredible collabs with a wide array of artists including  J Fresh, Gavin Turek, Protohype, Buku,  Angela McCluskey and Christian Rich.

                                           Paper Diamond Official Website

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