Grant Kwiecinski (aka GRiZ) is has blown up quickly. At 23 years old, GRiZ has asserted his place in the music world with his sax-infused sounds that find heart and soul within the beat of the dancefloor. A musically trained ear from the start, GRiZ played the alto saxophone since elementary school and took piano and saxophone lessons his entire life.

He recently supported Bassnectar, Pretty Lights and Big Gigantic on their respective tours, which then led to his own headlining tour — all within a year. His first album, Mad Liberation, given away for free really put him on the map in 2012. His single “Smash the Funk” was featured all over, from Jay Z’s Life + Times to This Song Is Sick. The popularity of the release landed him on stages all over the place, from his hometown Movement to Coachella, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Lightning in a Bottle, Governor’s Ball, Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Parties, Summer Set and the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater. He also found time to play one half of Grizmatik with the Gramatik crew.

Subsequently he kicked off his own label, Liberated Music, which he intends to keep his independence as well as give other artists the same shot he has. The follow up solo album, Rebel Era, features a scorching blues undertone and a wild ride through Griz’ eclectic influences — from rock to dubstep. “Getting Live” has already seen over 700,000 plays on Soundcloud.

BUKU Lineup 2014