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GRiZ Shares His Final Pre-Hiatus Release, The Idyllic “Ouroboros” EP

As a final parting gift before his indefinite hiatus, today’s fan-favorite DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, GRiZ has again surprised the dance music world by releasing his Ouroboros EP.

Powerfully embodying the uplifting and funkadelic sounds that have cemented GRiZ as one of electronic music’s most inspiring and positive figures, the eight-track EP is a beautiful marriage of 20 minutes of spoken word samples and “whimsically heady production,” once again spotlighting the producer’s beloved golden-hour attitude.

Ouroboros begins with a delightfully charming farewell from GRiZ himself on “t a k e c a r e,” before delving into the artist’s wonderful world of wubs and dubs on “Drop In” and the captivating riffs of “In This World.” 

The EP’s bass-forward production continues with “Falling Flying,” while heartwarming and motivational tracks like “Knucklepuck”–equipped with commanding vocals from ProbCause– and “Better From Here,” make for the perfect send-off as a testament to the futuristic and funky sound that GRiZ has pioneered throughout a storied career.

The release is accompanied by a documentary-style video, offering an “emotive snapshot” of GRiZ’s life on the road throughout the summer of 2023 as he completed his final leg of festival appearances and tour dates.

Staying true to his “fans-first ethos” and savoring every last moment, GRiZ wrapped up a triple header in his current home city of Denver yesterday, including a “Free Show For The People” at Levitt Pavillion, an “In The Round” set at the Fillmore Auditorium and a final headline show at the iconic Mission Ballroom.

Those who missed the grand celebration can take solace in the fact that GRiZ’s very own ID Bible (1) was released via SoundCloud last week–a wonderful collection of live edits, flips, and remixes that have become synonymous with his live performances throughout the last number of years.

It is goodbye for now, but fans around the globe will be eagerly awaiting the next chapter for Grant Kwiecinski.

Have a listen to GRiZ’s Ouroboros EP below.

Featured image from GRiZ. Credit: Jason Siegel.

Written by
Peter Volpe

Journalism student at The Ohio State University who loves beeps and boops!

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