GRYFFIN was born in San Francisco, California. Dan Gryffith grew up as a classically trained pianist and learned to play the guitar at an early age. He played in bands to initially hone his instrumental abilities. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California where he took much of his leisure time in his dorm room to work on music. When asked on his key lessons of music production, he said: “At the beginning, I just released music with the main goal of having my friends play it at college parties and I never would have imagined it would get to this point”. He made his ‘world’ debut at the SnowGlobe Music Festival 2015.
With his debut single “Heading Home” featuring Josef Salvat, Gryffin introduced the world to his magnetic take on electronic music: infinitely melodic, immaculately composed, massive in emotion. In the three years since that track shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts, the LA-based producer has pushed his artistry to a bold new level, transcending genre boundaries while drawing larger and larger crowds for his unforgettable multi-instrumental, live show.
In the spirit of defying expectations, Gryffin has dramatically expanded the scale of his live show, dreaming up an elaborate set and light design that visually manifests the cosmic themes threaded throughout Gravity. A longtime guitarist and classically trained pianist, he’s now joined onstage by a drummer and guitarist/keyboardist, transforming the most precisely crafted tracks into arena-sized anthems with a thrillingly raw energy.
Gryffin recently landed a residency with Wynn Nightlife in Las Vegas, playing shows at Encore Beach Club, EBC At Night, and XS. He’s also played at many EDM venues and clubs around the world, including Omnia SD, Echostage, and Bill Graham Auditorium, in addition to festivals such as Coachella, EDC, and Moonrise.
See a full list of upcoming Gryffin shows here.
Without further ado, Gryffin’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Gryffin & Illenium – Feel Good ft Daya
4. Gryffin – Nobody Compares To You ft Katie Pearlman
3. Gryffin & Slander – All You Need To Know ft Calle Lehmann
2. Gryffin – Just For A Moment ft. Iselin
1. Gryffin – Heading Home ft Josef Salvat