Gramatik Featured In CNN’s Electronic Woodstock: This Is Life With Lisa Ling Airing Wednesday, November 4 At 9PM ET/PT
World-renowned electronic dance music producer and recording artist Gramatik will be featured in Electronic Woodstock: This Is Life With Lisa Ling, the latest episode f the acclaimed CNN documentary series airing Wednesday, November 4 at 9pm ET/PT. This past summer, Ling (an award-winning journalist) joined electronic dance music fans at Mysteryland to report on the festival and the increasingly popular EDM scene that supports it. In her one on one interview with Gramatik, they discuss why EDM has become the global phenomenon that it is today.
It’s been a landmark year for Gramatik. The Slovenia-born, NYC-based artist is currently nearing the end of a three month world tour, including performances in the U.S, Canada, France and Germany, as well as a number of other European destinations. In May, he sold out Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the second year in a row, delivering an epic performance in a blizzard. He’d then head into summer festival season with sets at Bonnaroo, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, Sonar, Electric Zoo, TomorrowWorld and Paleo among numerous others.
On the recording front, Gramatik dropped two new singles “Corporate Demons” and “Native Son” featuring Orlando Napier and legendary Wu Tang Clan MC Raekwon. He would premiere the latter at Coachella with Raekwon joining him onstage for the performance. Gramatik’s track “Torture” was tapped for the trailer of the Netflix crime drama Narcos about the life and times of Pablo Escobar. He would also produce and score the independent film, The Condor, which was released via BitTorrent and has been downloaded over one million times since May.
Gramatik initially came to the world’s attention by being among the first artists to embrace file sharing, releasing his music for free at various online outlets, including BitTorrent where he’s the third most legally downloaded artist after Thom Yorke and Diplo. He started producing beats as a teenager for his own hip-hop group, but would later expand his production skills to incorporate jazz, funk and soul influences that now define the intelligent and groundbreaking electro sound for which he’s revered.
In 2013, Gramatik established his own record label, Lowtemp, which was “created by artists for artists.” It allowed him to further realize his idea of music as a free medium. He’s instilled the venture with an ethos of “freeing the music by making it free,” while serving as an outlet for innovative, forward-looking artists to share their sounds with the world. Lowtemp now totals a staggering 100+ million trackable album downloads. Gramatik’s philosophy has translated into a true cultural movement for the future of music consumption.
Upcoming Tour Dates
November 4 – Roxy – Prague, CZ
November 5 – Ahoi Pop Festival – Linz, AT
November 6 – Flex – Vienna, AT (SOLD OUT)
November 7 – Fleda – Brno, CZ
November 11 – Le Rocher De Palmer – Bordeaux, FR
November 12 – La Sirene – La Rochelle, FR
November 13 – Le Bikini – Toulousse, FR (SOLD OUT)
November 14 – Les Z’éclectiques Collection – Chemille-Melay, FR
November 18 – Hiroshima Mon Amour – Turin, IT
November 19 – Orion Club Live – Rome, IT
November 20 – Magnolia – Milan, IT
November 21 – Link Club – Bologna, IT
December 30 – Decadence – Denver, CO
December 31 – The Big One – San Francisco, CA
February 10-13 – Holy Ship – Miami, FL
March 4-6 – Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival – Okeechobee, FL
March 12-13 – Lollapalooza – Sao Paulo, BR
March 18-19 – Lollapalooza – San Isidro, AR
March 19-20 – Lollapalooza – Santiago, CH
March 26 – Zenith – Paris, FR