DJG (2)

Dean J. Grenier

Also known as DJ G
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Discography of DJG (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Lower 8 / Care / Tonka 3 Audio 2008-02-00 Noppa Recordings
2 Bender / Rain 2 Audio 2008 Pressing Issues
3 Give Me A Reason / Neon Dawn 2 Audio 2008-10-00 NarcoHz
4 Bees 3 Audio 2008-10-00 Subway (2)
5 Bender / Rain 2 Audio 2008 Pressing Issues
6 Bunker 2 Audio 2009-01-00 Tube 10 Recordings
7 Bunker 2 Audio 2009-02-00 Tube 10 Recordings
8 Ghost Town Bootleg / Late Night Blues Bootleg 2 Audio 2009 Not On Label
9 Bees 4 Audio 2009-01-15 Subway (2)
10 El Presidente / Putney Says 2 Audio 2010-03-00 Surefire Sound
11 The Gate 4 Audio 2010-03-00 Lo Dubs
12 Avoid The Noid 2 Audio 2010-03-00 Pushing Red
13 Hydration Dub 3 Audio 2010-06-01 Warm Communications
14 Azure/ Avoid The Noid (Remixes) 2 Audio 2010-09-20 Pushing Red
15 Hydrate 2 Audio 2010-07-26 Warm Communications
16 Hydrate EP 4 Audio 2010-07-26 Warm Communications
17 Pressure / Spacecakes 2 Audio 2010-08-00 Wheel & Deal Records
18 Voids One 6 Audio 2010-09-00 Not On Label
19 Voids Two 6 Audio 2010-09-00 Not On Label
20 Time Is The Fire / Escape Pod 2 Audio 2010-10-00 Transistor
21 Time Is The Fire 2 Audio 2010-10-05 Transistor
22 Say Something / Here Come The Dark Lights 2 Audio 2012-06-18 Photek Productions
23 Rivet / Melon 2 Audio 2012-07-00 GetDarker
24 Rivet 3 Audio 2012-07-16 GetDarker
25 Pressure / Spacecakes 2 Audio 2010 Wheel & Deal Records

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dean J. Grenier, A.K.A DJG, landed in the Bay Area underground dance music scene 2006 with his first 12” ”Shadow Skanking” b/w “Joyful Sound” on Narco.Hz, two slices of lithe, slick dubstep. Immediate airplay for “Joyful Sound” on Rinse FM and drops in the clubs from prominent DJs like N-Type quickly propelled DJG to the forefront of American bass music producers early on in his career.

DJG’s production style is rich and welcoming, sometimes visceral but never anything less than evocative. Now considered a veteran of the American scene, Grenier self-released the two-disc Voids collection in 2010, revealing not only a clever grasp of dubstep and dnb but ambient soundscapes, and since then he’s released on labels like Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint, Headhunter’s Transistor, Frite Nite, Pushing Red and Wheel & Deal Records. DJG’s recent productions see him moving in a more experimental direction, dropping the tempo to as low as 125BPM while playing around with rhythmic structures that hint at soulful house, garage, and other weird shapes, all imbued with the warm melodic embrace he’s always kept hidden beneath the beats. With forthcoming releases on Tectonic, Photek Productions, Get Darker and Frite Nite (with LA’s Salva), 2012 looks to be a banner year for Grenier, as he continues work on his debut album. DJs ranging from Mary Anne Hobbs, Mala, Pearson Sound, 2562, Pinch, Addison Groove, Salva, Photek, N-Type, Distal and many more have been supporting DJG’s recent and forthcoming releases.

Grenier’s performance behind the decks reveals a wide-ranging taste and smart grip on all sorts of music, elegantly-paced sets full of his own productions and like-minded efforts from others. His DJ talents have brought him all over the world, including a recent set at the legendary club Fabric in London and a tour around Europe in 2011, and back home in North America he’s headlined British Columbia’s Bass Coast Festival.

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