SHOW REVIEW: GRiZ @ St. Andrews Hall with Freddy Todd, Jaws That Bite, iNov8, & Ternidup – 12/21


Just last Friday, GRiZ came home to rock a sold out crowd of 1200+ at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Backed by Paxahau and Movement Electronic Music Festival with promotions from Curated Music, the show brought world class productions to the historic venue. Smash Brother’s Entertainment & Vger VJ provided some powerful lasers and extreme visuals. The party rocked two levels of the complex, featuring Jaws That Bite, Freddy Todd, & of course GRiZ in the main hall plus iNov8 & Ternidup crushing the overflow crowd in the Shelter. The venue was nuts all night, getting down to tracks old and new, original and borrowed, including a little track called “Tequila” which landed in his set thanks to badman Dillon Francis. GRiZ was not shy to the crowd, answering calls to man the saxophone and giving the loving audience a  rockstar stage dive & crowd surf. Even GRiZ’s Mom showed up.

If we learned anything from the night, it is that GRiZ is going to sell out almost every show he appears at. He is one of the best artists to see live right now and is continuing to push the limits of live performance and production. Curated Music is excited to watch GRiZ grow! Keep him in your headphones and on your 2013 radar!




TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Bang NYE with Skrillex, Boys Noize, Flosstradamus, Alvin Risk, & More in Detroit!


New Year’s Eve is time to celebrate & what better way than with a pair of FREE tickets to The Bang NYE at The Palace of Auburn Hills with Skrillex, Boys Noize, Flosstradamus, Alvin Risk, and many more.

To enter the contest, all YOU have to do is head to the Curated Music Facebook Page and “Tag” yourself in the Bang NYE image posted at the top of the page!!!

Movement Electronic Music Festival is responsible for all the madness! Expect huge things to come from the Movement brand this festival season as well as with each of their special one off events! We look forward to having an amazing time on New Year’s Eve with one of our special fans!!



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DJ Shadow Hits Detroit Tomorrow Night at Majestic Theater

DJ Shadow

It’s drawing closer to the night when Josh Davis, better known to the world as DJ Shadow, will take the stage in Detroit for the first time since his 2011 visit to DTE Energy Music Theatre for Identity Festival.

Dj Shadow, a pioneer in the hip-hop & electronic community, has been on top of his productions since the early 1990’s and has even been credited as the creator of the musical style, trip-hop, a genre that is the result Shadow’s sounds emphasizing an electronic vibe on a hip-hop beat. Creating his first full-length album, “Endtroducing…” from all samples, DJ Shadow quickly gained a reputation as a sample king. sampling records and taking pick from his acclaimed 50,000+ record collection, DJ Shadow has been able to stay relevant not only to the edm scene, but to the hip-hop community for nearly two decades.  DJ Shadow’s sound has evolved over the years, incorporating different elements from different genres, and experimenting with different noises. DJ Shadow’s sounds and profile has landed him on multiple international charts & has earned him many distinguished awards. DJ Shadow is a prolific producer and an iconic DJ, his influence can be heard across the genre spectrum of music today.

Do not miss DJ Shadow when he comes to Detroit tomorrow, December 8th, 2012 to The Majestic Theatre. His “All Bases Covered” set promises to pack some punches and surely will have some surprises in store for the crowd. Joined by Minnesota (who just got off touring with Zion-I), and Shigeto, with Dronez opening the night up. Produced by our friends at React Detroit, tomorrow night is absolutely going to be one of those shows that you will regret missing.

Curated Music will be sitting down with DJ Shadow before the show for another episode of Curated Conversations. Be sure to keep your eyes out for that to be released in the coming weeks!

REACT DETROIT PRESENTS: DJ Shadow with Minnesota & Shigeto • 12/8, 9 p.m. • Majestic Theatre • 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit • 313.833.9700 • 18+ • $20 •

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Listen to “Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow (Deluxe)”:


Curated Conversation Vol. 5: Beats Antique

Curated Music got to catch up with Sidecar Tommy and David Satori on their last run through Michigan. The two goofballs touch on basically everything from music to touring, from food to loved ones. We are super honored to present the fifth installment of Curated Conversations with the one and only, Beats Antique!


Hitting the Road Again: CounterPoint Music Festival

Is there a better way to end “Festy Season” then with performances by Pretty Lights, Skrillex, Avicii, Bassnectar, and just about every other relevant name to the booming edm scene? Curated Music does not think so!

“CounterPoint is a new three-day music and arts festival, in Atlanta, Georgia September 27 – 29, 2012. The multi-stage festival with camping options is held at the location of 2007’s The Echo Project, a 350-acre, scenic Chattahoochee river front property just south of metropolitan Atlanta.”

The inaugural CounterPoint promises to be massive. We are looking forward to catching sets by the biggest lineup in the business all the while submerging ourselves in a festival that promises large, beautiful art exhibits, adrenaline pumping carnival rides, and an insane silent disco.

The sets that we suggest you not miss this weekend include:

Pretty Lights Music Showcase featuring: Gramatik, Michal Menert, SuperVision, Paul Basic: Sat. 6:15pm-10:15pm @ BackBeat Tent

Big Gigantic: Thurs. 10:15pm @ Beat Tent

Lotus: Sat. 8:45pm @ Beat Tent

ZOOGMA: Sat. 1:15pm @ Point Stage

HeroBust: Sat. 1:30pm @ Beat Tent

Well, all thats left to do is pack up and hit the road! If you don’t have your tickets and/or you just want to stay conected to CounterPoint Music Festival check out:

Curated Music on GRiZ @ Summer Set Music Festival – Featuring “Smash The Funk” from MAD LIBERATION


We had the pleasure to catch up with our good friend GRiZ during Summer Set Music Festival and cover both of his killer sets. One of our video editors Cory Snyder put this footage together along with the new track, “Smash The Funk”, from GRiZ’s new release, “MAD LIBERATION” available for download now at

Curated Music’s Top Ten: Summer Set Music Festival

The inaugural Summer Set Music Festival wrapped up their first year event this past Sunday night. We had the pleasure of heading out to the festival to cover the action. The festival went off without a hitch and the people really seemed to have a ball! It was very hard for us to narrow down our “Top Ten” favorite parts of Summer Set Music Festival because every aspect of the fest was great!

We had the time of our lives out in Somerset, Wisconsin, and wouldn’t miss a year of SSMF for years to come. We’ll tell you why:
10. Lazy River:
Float on down Wisconsin’s beautiful Apple River. Just across from the festival’s main entrance is Float Rite Park, your headquarters for tubing the river. Rent a tube for yourself and your beer and spend half the day floating away! Don’t forget to bring a towel!

9. THE AIR BAG: So have you seen a crazy stuntman jump from tall scaffolding and free fall down onto a giant blue air bag? Yeah, that was open to the public at SSMF! Whether you had the “cojones” to take the leap or you just wanted to sit on the hill and watch others daringly fly through the air, it was quite a spectacle.

8. The Nights:  The lights go up, the freaks come out, and the music gets loud. The transitions from day to night at Summer Set were pleasantly noticeable. The vibes of the music became more electric, and the festival grounds lit up as if it were a crowded game of laser tag. There is nothing better than watching the sunset into a brisk August night… Besides, the cold nights are perfect cuddle weather 🙂

7. Vendors: Something about Mid-West festivals brings out quality vendors. To name a few, Grassroots California, FyouNK Clothing, Third Eye Pinecones, and Chicago.Made were all stocked and ready to go with friendly faces and some of the best merchandise available from anywhere let alone at a music festival.

[youtube] 6. Ice Arena: Is there a better venue for electronic music then an ice rink? Summer Set made us believe there isn’t! Featuring artists such as GRiZ (twice), PantyRaid, Claude VonStroke (twice), Stratus, LoBounce, and MANY more, this was the location that kept you hot, sweaty, and dancing. With four walls separating you from the outdoors, the shows felt very intimate and personal. Plus this was the venue for all after parties and just in case you were thirsty, there was a bar in the arena as well. Basically, the venue was one GIANT party!

5. After Parties: What do you do when the music is over and you’re not done dancing?? Go see GRiZ, Claude VonStroke, Alvin Risk, Nadastrom, Midnight Conspiracy, LoBounce, and more at the ice rink! There’s no better way to end your night then by NOT ending you night! That is, if you could get your hands on the sold-out tickets of course!

4. V.I.P Amenities: Most people are skeptical about paying the extra dough to upgrade to VIP at a music festival. Don’t be for Summer Set! SSMF stocked their VIP area with complimentary beer, water, and Redbull, their campsites were private and had indoor showers & toilets, and every campsite had its own electrical outlet and water access. You can’t go wrong with that deal!

3. Production: If you have ever been to North Coast Music Festival or basically any show in Chicago, you know that React Presents doesn’t play around when it comes to production. The lights on the mainstage and ice rink were enough to signal alien transmissions! The lasers, lights, sound, and staging were all above expectations. React, SIM Shows, and Majestic, did an unbelievable job on this festival!

2. The People: When you get 12,000 fans of the same thing in one area for three days, you would have to assume that you would make some friends! Smiling faces, hugs & hand holding, sharing & caring, were all part of Summer Set. It was beautiful!

1. The Music: Do NOT miss a set! With a melting pot of sounds from all over this world (although some you may question the planet of origin) it was a lineup of all stars; Legends in fact. From NAS and Black Star, to Lotus and Umphrey’s McGee, and from Big Gigantic and GRiZ, to Bingo Players and MSTRKRFT, we felt spoiled with the caliber of music. Perhaps it was a combination of productions, people, and location, but it seemed like every set was something very special. Be sure to keep your eyes out for any sets released from any artist from Summer Set Music Festival.

Summer Set Music & Camping Festival
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Curated Music is already counting down the days until our next trip to Summer Set Music Festival!
<3 Harrison D.



Mad Liberation is a collection of songs that I have been working on for the past year that ranged from mostly original compositions to varied sample work (retro vinyl recordings and new all original recordings); digital synthesis that took me weeks to master; to live instrumentation tediously and soulfully recorded by myself and some of my very good friends.

This collection of noise – to me – became an album, a sound in a whole, an idea free from limits of thought and more an idea of the heart and soul. Mad Liberation is a piece of me that is representative of my past, breathes life into my present, and is a taste of the future.

I don’t have fancy recording equipment, amazing speakers, crazy keyboards, complicated sample packs, proper studio time, cutting edge midi controllers, or outboard mixing gear.

What I do have is an endless imagination of the future/now, unrelenting will, constant fascination, and a heart that has no capacity to stop loving and trying.

This business – when you boil it down – is not about the machine, but about the man. Even electronic music is humanistic. We breath life into these dead things to make them whisper and ROAR!! I am inspired by that fact, and this is what sets me free.

This is Mad Liberation


P.S. Thank you all for continuing to support my sound. I am so blown away, impressed, and excited at how many of you guys come out and show love at my shows! Thanks for being such a big part of it!! (this is only the beginning for #teamGRiZ)

Big love to my friends Dominic Lalli (of Big Gigantic) and Dan Hacker (aka MuzzY) for providing some live instrumentation. (Dom’s sax in “Mr. B” and Dan’s guitar in “Fall in Love Too Fast” & “See You Again”)


Curated Music in Chicago for North Coast Music Festival

Curated Music is on the road again…

This time, we are heading to Chicago for North Coast Music Festival. We look forward to all of the artists on the festival lineup and for all of the amazing after parties. Hurry up and get your tickets before they are ALL gone. We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend. In case you need more information, check out these words from the festival:

11 Helpful North Coast Nuggets

  1. Bike Parking: North Coast partnered with The Bike Lane to provide a bike parking lot located on Warren and Ashland. They also offer basic maintenance.
  2. Check the Schedule: The performance schedule is now final, but if you were planning on seeing ExcisionAlessoBeats AntiqueYacht or Minnesota, please make sure you review the schedule as there have been some changes.  We don’t want you to miss anything.
  3. NCMF App: The North Coast Music Festival Mobile App is available for iPhone and Android. Download it now for the most updated schedule and information on the fest!
  4. VIP Upgrade Available: That express entry looks nice, doesn’t it? Oh wow, and cheaper drinks too. And look how close the VIP Viewing is too each stage? Yes, we know. That’s why you can upgrade to VIP in the festival, just outside the VIP entrance.
  5. Official NCMF Merch + After Party Tickets: We’ve got some killer new merchandise from some of the best designers in Chicago, so don’t forget to stop by! We’re selling tickets to the after parties at our booth, with no service fees!
  6. Pick up your tickets early: General Admission and Groupon ticket holders can pick up their tickets early, starting on Thursday from 3 PM to 9 PM on siteCheck out the will call page for more info!
  7. Lock it up: Entertainment Lockers are located near the main entrance for safe and secure keeping all weekend!
  8. Do’s and Don’t’s: Empty plastic containers and camelbacks are allowed, so please stay hydrated! Before you leave for NCMF, make sure to check what is and is not allowed in the festival here.
  9. Media: You’ll be checking in just south of the main entrance on Ashland Ave! We’re excited to have you back, and can’t wait to hear about your experience!
  10. Sponsors: Remember to stop by our sponsors booths! Without them, none of this would be possible, so please say hello!
  11. Tickets: Still haven’t bought your tickets and need convincing? Check out the lineup!