Bear Grillz - Global Dance Festival


Bear Grillz

By 2016, Bear Grillz was already a global bass music brand with the capacity to sell out shows across North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. Less than 5 years into his career, he was booked for 12 international festivals and toured as support for Excision on his Paradox tour. In 2019, he sold out his headline debut at Red Rocks alongside good friend Said the Sky and Adventure Club. But what has solidified Bear Grillz’ place as an audacious standard bearer among the Pantheon of Bass Music legends is his adherence to a personal ethic of love and community that he demonstrates continuously by launching himself headfirst into causes close to his heart. In 2019, he became increasingly concerned with what he perceived to be a global epidemic of preventable suicide among young people. In a series of social media dispatches he alerted his fans that he was releasing an album addressing this mental health crisis called Demons on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. The album features collaborations with massively talented artists like Jared Watson and David Foral from Dirty Heads, Sullivan King, Kabaka Pyramid, RUNN, Bok Nero, and Micah Martin. Fans rallied in support of the message and the new styles and sounds Bear Grillz was introducing into his production designs. Demons became one of the most successful crossover dance albums of the year. In 2020, Bear Grillz released his Friends Album, a complex twelve track love letter to his inspirations inside and outside the bass music bubble. Friends is laced with verifiable head-bang worthy bombs, but his track with Iration, the Dub Reggae genre bending project, speaks to Bear Grillz affinity for multi-cultural crossover sounds. Bear Grillz first and foremost seeks to infuse his own music with life and emotional vitality. The Pandemic seemed to stop world in 2020, but with time to re-organize, Bear Grillz put in motion plans to start his own record label, Rude Service Records. In April of 2022, with the Label in existence for less than a year, Bear Grillz hosted a Sold Out Label showcase in Denver with a slate of Rude Service Artists who pummeled the seething crowd with sounds representing the future of bass music. Together with longtime friend and Kompany, Bear Grillz made his debut at EDC Las Vegas for what many consider to be a must-see set of the Festival. And on June 24th, he will release the most ambitious and expansive work of his career. Prismata, which is a double sided album of 25 tracks—12 “Light” and 13 “Dark”—features a massive array of talented collaborators and contributors including island music superstar Hirie, JT Roach, Luma, Kompany, and Chandler Leighton’s beautiful new project L8NCY.