Gramatik Releases New Single & Trailer for Upcoming Red Rocks Show [Giveaway]
For many artists, there is no better feeling than premiering a brand new track that’s been months in the making to a festival with tens of thousands of fans at their beck and call. While this type of “testing the waters” has its downsides, there are numerous benefits as well, including the chance to gauge the crowd’s reaction and judge the popularity of a track before it is officially locked down for a release. Festivals like Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, which officially mark the start of the summer festival season, are typically seen as opportunities for producers to test out their new material, and fans walk away from these festivals buzzing with excitement.
For the Slovenian producer, Gramatik, Coachella was the perfect opportunity to debut a track that had been in the making since he was a child. “Native Son” is the first single to be premiered off of Gramatik’s highly-anticipated Epigram EP, and not only features vocals by Orlando Napier, but also features one of Gramatik’s childhood idols from the legendary Wu-Tang clan, Raekwon. As a child, Gramatik was enamored by Raekwon and the Wu-Tang Clan, as evidenced by the first CD he ever purchased - Wu Tang’s 36 Chambers.
Gramatik felt that Raekwon would be the perfect fit for “Native Son,” and to his surprise, his idol agreed to do a verse for the track, and as the talented producer explains, “The rest is history.”
In addition to his forthcoming Epigram EP, Gramatik is, once again, embarking on a massive spring and summer tour with over fifteen stops, including one at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. His last tour for his 2014 album, The Age of Reason, included a sold-out show at Red Rocks, as the talented electro hip-hop producer always bring a thrilling show no matter what.
May 9th marks Gramatik's return to Red Rocks, alongside Cherub, Opiuo, Russ Liquid, and Luxas, and a special teaser for the event can be seen below.
Tickets to Gramatik’s show are going fast, but EDM.com has paired with Red Rocks to giveaway 2 VIP tickets to this can’t-miss show. The contest runs from April 28th to May 7th, and information/rules for entry can be found below.