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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

That's My Jam!: S.F.'s DJG Leaves a Big Void

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 1:07 PM

DJG - KELLY N KOEHLER
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San Francisco DJ/producer Daniel J. Grenier has been crafting bass-heavy, dubstep-leaning electronic music in relative obscurity for quite some time now. Under the simple moniker DJG, Grenier slowly and quietly built a sizable discography of assorted 12 inches and EPs for an array of different record labels over the course of about three years. His well-crafted tunes are moody, danceable, exciting, and above all else, very personal. Today, DJG let loose a mass of his unreleased songs in a two-part collection he's titled Voids.

On his new releases, Grenier says, "It's not an album, but I do feel the tracks belong together, and I decided they belong in two parts. Voids One is really for the ravers, the DJs. These songs represent a sound I pushed hard in the club over the last few years: dark, energetic, moody rave vibes. Voids Two is more personal, a bit lighter maybe, and closer to my heart."

Unlike many bunches of tracks released in this way, Voids doesn't at all come across like a clearing of Grenier's harddrive. It seems almost like these 12 songs are memories and objects of sentiment he's forcing himself to let go of, and it sounds that way, too. You can download the two-part Voids through DJG's website, and stream both of the releases below.


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