Gramatik catapults into 2019 with what’s likely to be the most prolific year yet for the Slovenian-born artist. Kicking off the year with the release of his highly anticipated ‘Street Bangerz Vol. 5,’ the renowned producer celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his seminal instrumental hip-hop album ’Street Bangerz.’ This release resulted in two of the most rare and memorable shows in Gramatik’s history, commemorating the anniversary with two sold-out nights in New York City, playing only ‘Street Bangerz’ cuts. Not quite finished there, Gramatik also released a new single, “Puff Your Cares Away,” in celebration of his New York State home’s recent road to the legalization of marijuana.
Today, Gramatik is continuing that same momentum with the release of another new single titled “Still Doin’ It,” featuring collaborator ProbCause. Originally released as an instrumental via ‘Street Bangerz Vol. 5,‘ Gramatik’s update keeps the same hip-hop and boom bap inspired sound of the original. The addition of the spitfire rhymes of ProbCause weave his trademark moxie into the single, upping the magnetic energy and giving fans a new way to connect and sing along with the track.
If this is your first introduction to Gramatik, real name Denis Jašarević, he has released eleven albums, four EPs, numerous original scores, singles, and remixes all for free. In 2013, he established his own record label, Lowtemp, allowing him to further realize his idea of music being a free medium. Following his long history of file sharing with his music, Gramatik released his entire discography in partnership with BitTorrent. With the aid of blockchain technology, in 2017 Gramatik became the first artist in history to tokenize himself with the GRMTK crypto currency, thus creating a new model for content creation on an unrestricted platform and revolutionizing the artist-fan relationship.
Up next for Gramatik, he’ll be gearing up for the release of ‘Re:Coil Pt. II,’ the follow-up installment of ‘Re:Coil Pt.I,’ a release exploring science/technology related themes that features Branx, Anomalie, Balkan Bump & Talib Kweli, Galactic Marvl, and Eric Krasno. Additionally, 2019 will also see the release of a highly anticipated full-length album – his first since 2016’s pivotal LPEpigram. As far as Gramatik’s upcoming live dates, 2019 will see him performing a limited run of festival stops including Bonnaroo, Lightning in a Bottle, Electric Forest, and a headlining performance at Sonic Bloom.