Henry Alfred Steinway (born February 8, 1991), better known by his stage name RL Grime, (previously known as Clockwork) is an American record producer and DJ. RL Grime specializes in trap and bass music and is member of the Los Angeles electronic music collective WeDidIt. His debut Grapes EP was released in April 2012 on WeDidIt. His follow-up EP High Beams was released in July 2013 on Fool’s Gold Records, which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and No. 1 on the iTunes Electronic Chart. RL Grime has produced remixes for Benny Benassi, Chief Keef, Jamie Lidell, and Shlohmo. His second studio album, Nova, was released in 2018.
On May 30, 2017, RL Grime announced his second studio album, Nova. The album was released on July 27, 2018 through WeDidIt Records, and featured collaborations with Miguel, Julia Michaels, Chief Keef, Ty Dolla Sign, 24HRS and Joji. The album’s lead single, “I Wanna Know”, was released on March 16, 2018, followed by “Undo” on June 13, 2018, and “Pressure” on July 11, 2018. Commenting on the album’s concept, Henry stated: “NOVA’ came from obsessive ideation on growth and on transition. The art and stories and the moments that inspired me through this record tend to explore this as well. The feeling of leaving behind what was, and of welcoming the foreign. Throughout the process, I had this vision of a ‘nova’ or of a star no bigger than a person launching from earth into outer space and expanding endlessly until its light was all that we could see. That’s the feeling I get from these records, infinite light.” The album’s last single, “Light Me Up”, which featured the vocals of Miguel and Julia Michaels, was released on July 25, 2018.
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Without further ado, RL Grime’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. RL Grime – Undo feat. Jeremih & Tory Lanez
4. RL Grime, What So Not, and Skrillex – Waiting
3. RL Grime – I Wanna Know feat. Daya
2. RL Grime – Core
1. RL Grime – UCLA ft. 24hrs
BONUS: RL Grime – Atoms (Lyrics) Said the Sky Remix, ft. Jeremy Zucker