Its 2:15 a.m. at 1015 Folsom Nightclub in San Francisco, and the crowd that remains gathers around the stage quietly anticipating Gramatik’s set. As he comes out with a guitarist by his side, the crowd begins to buzz with excitement. As the first song drops, and it initially seems like any other electric dance music artist, but then, the guitarist chimes in and Gramatik’s unique style is clearly heard. Gramatik, a music producer signed under the Pretty Lights Music Label, combines a deep mix of hip hop influences, dubstep and electro styles to fill the dark back room of 1015 Folsom as the audience moves to the music. His music is set apart from his production and mixing of vocal samples over easy-to-dance-to beats. After playing parts of “Solidified” — off his new ablum, Beatz & Pieces Vol.1 — Gramatik throws on one final song and says farewell to the crowd leaving them wanting more.
Photos by Nha Ha.
Ken Orvick contributed to this review.