SIMS and Cabooze Presents:


Manic Focus

Fri, December 7, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


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Metro-Detroit native Grant Kwiecinski (born May 31st, 1990) better know by his stage name "GRiZ" is
an independent American electronic music artist. Begging his career as a classically trained Alto
Saxophone and piano player he was attracted to electronic music production at the young age of 14
with a spiked interest in the workings of hip-hop instrumentals and his exposure to IDM (intelligent
dance music).
Stylistically, GRiZ creates bass infused hip-hop, electro soul, and future funk sounding productions
often accompanied by the live performance and recording of his Alto Saxophone and the use of an
array of vinyl samples.
GRiZ debuted his first full-length album late summer on Sept 4th '12 titled "Mad Liberation" that has
garnered him major buzz and exposure worldwide, racking up over 40,000+ downloads within it's first
2 weeks of being released, all organically.
2012 has proven that GRiZ is not a name to forget. With the summer being filled with some huge
festival performances including some notable plays at Electric Forest, Coachella, Movement (Detroit
Electronic Music Festival), and Summer Set. He also joined Gramatik for his Digital Freedom tour, as
well as some spread-out small headline dates in the mix. Fall 2012 for GRiZ looks to be pretty eventful,
jumping on Big Gigantic and Bassnectar's tours, then off playing a small run of his own intimate
headline shows across the nation.
Vinyl lover, people hugger.
Manic Focus
Manic Focus
Manic Focus is the musical conception of John “JmaC” McCarten, a music producer from the Twin Cities. Combining original beats with vocal samples from all types of genres, Manic Focus is a musical experience like none other. From fast paced, melodic grooves to down tempo dub, Manic Focus is a fresh, new electronic sound that energizes the party and excites the crowd.
With a classically trained ear and over a decade of self-taught, beat making experience, Manic Focus tracks bang with the best of them with complex, original melodies and pulsating bass lines. Manic Focus spans a wide range of genres, and appeals to an incredibly wide audience, getting people from a variety of backgrounds to groove to one rhythm. The vocal samples compliment one another to create a single, cohesive message unique from any other producer, DJ, or mash-up artist.
Venue Information:
The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404