Vertex Festival Vertex Festival

Buena Vista, Colorado August 5 - 7, 2016



Denis Jašarevi, who goes by his stage name Gramatik, is an electronic artist, musician, and

producer based in the United States who is originally from Portorož, Slovenia. His styles and influences are mostly a blend of dubstep, electro, trip hop, hip hop, and glitch. From early on Jasarevic loved music. Stories from his childhood have him listening to his sister's cassette tapes of American funk, jazz, and blues at an early age. As he grew up, he became enthralled by American hip hop artists like RZA, Dr. Dre, and DJ Premier.

Gramatik has released 9 albums, 3 EPs, numerous singles and remixes and was nominated for European MTV Music Award in 2014. In 2013 he established his own record label, Lowtemp, allowing him to further realize his idea of music being a free medium. Soon after the launch Lowtemp started signing aspiring artists from US and Europe.

2015 was another landmark year for Gramatik. He completed a three-month world tour with numerous sellouts around the globe, he was featured on CNN in a pivotal interview with award winning journalist Lisa Ling, and premiered his latest single "Native Son" on stage at Coachella, joined by legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon. His remix of Eric Krasno's "Torture" was featured in Narcos, the five-star Netflix Original Series.

Gramatik released his new album Epigram on March 25th via his own label Lowtemp and is available for free on his web page Epigram features collaborations with many notable artists, including NYC-based singer Leo Napier, and Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon who both dig deep on the album's socially-charged first single "Native Son." Napier is also featured on "Native Son Prequel." ProbCause lays down several verses over Gramatik's driving beat on "Back To The Future," and later joins forces with Adrian Lau for "Satoshi Nakamoto." Other collaborators include the famous Slovenian underground group Laibach, Luxas on the cinematic electro funk protest anthem "Corporate Demons" and Russ Liquid on downtempo "Anima Mundi." 2016 is going to be another big year for Gramatik with festivals like Osheaga, Mysteryland USA, Imagine, Roskilde, Amsterdam Open Air, Open Air St. Gallen, Exit, Dour already announced.

This year will also see a return of Big Grizmatik (Gramatik with Griz and Big Gigantic) for a couple of festival dates and both Gramatik and Griz already announced they've been working on new music together.

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