GRiZ's Rebel Era: A Free Album of Electro-Soul and Future Funk
GRiZ is a producer and saxophonist from Detroit who blends electronic music with funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop. His third album, Rebel Era, was released for free on October 15, 2013, and features 11 tracks of groovy beats, glitchy synths, soulful vocals and saxophone solos.
Rebel Era was inspired by the social and political turmoil of the time, as GRiZ writes on his SoundCloud page[^2^]: \"In a time where words and phrases like the occupy movement, personal freedom, the NSA, riots, elections, and war are on the tips of everyones tongues, I can feel a shift in global energy. This is a time where classism and competition is tearing a rift in society. A time where imperialist democratic capitalism is fighting its way to dominate cultures and seperate people into selfish consumers. A time where people are turning against the powers that be and are speaking out against these values. A time that is inspiring people to seek change.\"
The album showcases GRiZ's diverse musical influences and skills, ranging from the upbeat and funky \"Gettin' Live\" and \"Dance With Me\", to the mellow and melodic \"Feel The Love\" and \"How It Ends\", which features Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic on saxophone. The album also includes collaborations with The Floozies on \"Simple\" and Mr. B on \"DTW To DIA\".
Rebel Era received positive reviews from fans and critics alike, earning a 5/5 rating on Discogs[^1^]. One reviewer wrote: \"Surprises me to see not many people having this in their collection, even though it is just a MP3 release, this is PURE Gold and nothing else. Not a single weak prodution, never monotone or boring, always fresh with unexpected musical twists. Maybe one of the best albums in this new millennium.\"
You can download Rebel Era for free from GRiZ's website[^2^] or stream it on SoundCloud[^2^] or YouTube[^3^]. If you enjoy GRiZ's music, you can also check out his other albums, such as Mad Liberation (2012), Say It Loud (2015), Good Will Prevail (2016) and Ride Waves (2019).
GRiZ is not only a talented musician, but also a generous and socially conscious one. He has donated proceeds from his tours and merchandise to various causes, such as The ACLU, Little Kids Rock, Seven Mile Music and The Heifer International. He has also launched his own label, All Good Records, which supports other artists who share his vision of creating positive and uplifting music.
GRiZ's live shows are a spectacle of energy and creativity, as he mixes his tracks on the fly and plays the saxophone along with them. He often invites guest musicians and vocalists to join him on stage, creating a unique and dynamic experience for the audience. He has performed at major festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest and Burning Man, as well as headlined his own tours across the world.
GRiZ is a true rebel in the music industry, who follows his own path and inspires others to do the same. His motto is \"Show Love, Spread Love\", which reflects his positive attitude and his desire to make the world a better place through music. Rebel Era is a testament to his artistic vision and his musical prowess, and a gift to his fans and listeners. aa16f39245