Conversations with Strangers: Grant from Michigan a.k.a. GRiZ

How we met: My friend Katie and I flew to Switzerland to see GRiZ, and went out to a venue where he had just played, in hopes of running into him. Once at the bar, he noticed the Chicago cap I was wearing and introduced himself, even though I was fully aware of who he was. Grant was amazingly easy to talk to; he was happy that two fans came all this way to see him play and we also bonded over our polish heritage. We ended up hanging out with Grant the entire night, and during his show in Martigny the next day. Yoga, chocolate bunnies and bananas were involved.

About him: Grant, also known by his stage name GRiZ, is an American DJ and electronic producer from Michigan. He has played at Electric Forest, TomorrowWorld, North Coast and Lollapalooza, just to name a few. I shamelessly took that off of Wikipedia, because he’s the first person I have met who has their own Wikipedia page and that’s pretty damn cool. 

Coolest experience: The first thing that came to Grant’s mind was watching the sunrise at Burning Man. But, he said a close second was the first time he did a show as Grizmatik in 2012 and the roar of the crowd was louder than what his eyes could see. That’s so epic that I don’t even know what it means.

Life dream: Grant’s big dream is to play a duet with Stevie Wonder. I’ll be sure to be there when it happens.

I am the proud owner of Griz's selfie.
I am the proud owner of Griz’s selfie.