It looks like GRiZMAS came early. Today, everyone’s favorite saxophonist, GRiZ, has released his fourth EP from his incendiary Bangers.Zip series, which blessed us with standouts, “Griztronics”, “I Like That”, and the wub-ified, “Ice Cream”. The fourth iteration brings us three new glamours tunes in what is the soundtrack to a perfect weekend.
Bangers begins in an unexpected way. For the first time ever, GRiZ dips his feet into the house genre and it’s glorious. “Gonna Get Funky” will penetrate listeners’ souls to create an insatiable need to dance and boogie. The song highlights the versatility and skill that GRiZ possesses as a producer as he unleashes an infectious composition and robust grooviness on the backbone of a house beat. Unexpecting listeners will be wowed and filled with feelings of euphoria as the song thumps eardrums. “Gonna Get Funky” is hands-down my favorite track of the series.
The second song brings listeners back to familiar GRiZ sounds. “Let’s Get Weird” is a dub-ified tune with rambunctious, headbanger energy perfect for his live sets. At only one minute and fifty seconds, it’s one of GRiZ’s shorter tracks, but that doesn’t mean it won’t leave lasting effects. It’s packed with spicy, in-your-face bass and wubs with a platter of glitched-out synths designed to wallop and rattle listeners.GRiZ tops it off with layers of lush choral vocals and whimsical samples that ask listeners to “get weird”, the song’s de facto rallying cry.
To conclude Bangers, GRiZ gives listeners the imaginative titled, “Tiger Kingdom Space Camp”. With an abundance of piercing brass, roaring bass, and delightful samples from The Cat Empire, the song is instantly recognizable as GRiZ and is reminiscent of his classic sound, delicious groove and glitchy bass. It will certainly unlock any drab party and will serve the role of “crowd-pleaser” triumphantly.
Bangers is in lead-up to the season of GRiZMAS. That is GRiZ brings his astounding live setup to his hometown Detroit for the two-night, sixth-year GRiZMAS Event on December 13 and 14. The sold-out shows plus the 12 Days of GRiZMAS that precede will benefit Seven Mile, a local charity that raises awareness and funds for music, art, and coding programs for Detroit’s inner-city youths.