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Just two months after the release Ride Waves, his most creative and collaborative studio album to date, GRiZ returns with three new tracks his Bangers1].Zip EP –‘Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)’, ‘No Bad Trips’ and ’Ice Cream’, all reminiscent his heady bass sound with shades reggae and dubstep. European fans who weren’t able to catch him on Season One his Ride Waves tour or aren’t able to make any the newly announced Season Two dates in the US also have a chance to experience the GRiZ phenomena, as he brings his infamous energy across the pond for a number festival appearances in July.

GRiZ’s musical history has seen him take a sonic journey through future-funk, glitch-hop, dubstep, soul and beyond, with this next batch releases staying true to his eclectic style whilst hinting at a more club-leaning approach. The lead track ‘Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)’ is a feel-good reggae jam, sliced up by heavy dubstep drops and lyrical references to black magic and shamans.

‘No Bad Trips’ follows in the same vein, with the prevalence a signature funky horn section and cuts head-banging sub-bass frequencies. Fans may recognize ‘Ice Cream’, a track he’s been previewing across Season One his tour. At Detroit’s Movement, GRiZ waded through a massive crowd in Hart Plaza with a mobile ice cream cart, passing out treats to fans as the track looped over the speakers.

GRiZ’s trip to Europe will see him debut at the likes EXIT Festival in Serbia, Metropolis and We Are Electric Festival in the Netherlands, Dour Festival in Belgium, Mad Cool Festival in Spain and Nass Festival in Bristol, sharing the stage with a diverse range top-tier artists such as Rudimental, Disclosure, Bonobo, Kaytranada and SG Lewis.

GRiZ will then return to the States, to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, for his fifth year sold-out double-headers, performing foundational favorites from his 2010-2017 catalog on the 30th August, and a special Ride Waves / new music showcase on August 31, ahead embarking on Season Two his Ride Waves tour.

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Words by Louis Blanc
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