EPreview: GRiZ – To a New Earth


After Mad Liberation completely obliterated my eardrums with its melodic interpretation of funk, soul, jazz, and glitch-pop, I’ve been on the edge of my seat for a new release from GRiZ. This release, featured across thousands of blogs and radio stations ranged from mostly original compositions to varied sample work (retro vinyl recordings and new all original recordings). When asked about how the album came together, GRiZ had this to say, “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.” These ideals remain true throughout all of GRiZ’s music – original or otherwise.

Today, the OWSLA team has released a little preview of what is going to be on the unreleased EP, To a New Earth. At first listen, it’s just another syncopated refix of the soul fulled Kill Paris anthem, “Slap Me”. After a gradual build filled with pumped up vocals, the levels instantly increase to a whole new level of phantasm. Noises fill the mid and low wavelengths that keep the bass filled groove flowing. With piercing synths and boosted kicks, this is sure to shake your sub as you prep for the sun to shine. And as the clouds part in the air, we’ll have To a New Earth to blast all the way to the Snowball Music Festival (on March 8th). Be sure to check out the new release when it comes out on February 28th; and if you haven’t yet, download one of my favorite albums of last year, Mad Liberation.

About DJ Desman

Hello all! From the smooth movements of jazz improvisation to the bangers of the club, I can rock any booth you throw at me. Besides BLAWGing, I also DJ for UW's very own Rainy Dawg Radio (Wednesday nights from 6-8 on rainydawg.org)! I hail from the heart of two valleys: Corvallis, OR and Red Bluff, CA. Hit me up on the twitter @Desman3000 for all types of requests/interviews/previews and the like.
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