Gramatik Releases New Single & Video: “Puff Your Cares Away”
Closing out 2018, Slovenian born producer and DJ Gramatik, capped the year off with the release of Street Bangerz Vol.5. A truly landmark release, SB5 celebrates the 10 year anniversary of his seminal Street Bangerz mixtape that put him on the map. Now having paid homage to his past, Gramatik is moving full speed ahead into the future, and now is looking to celebrate another milestone soon coming on the horizon in his New York State home – the legalization of marijuana.
Leaving no question on his affinity for the historically controversial herb, Gramatik has composed a brand new single titled “Puff Your Cares” away to usher in a brand new era in the fight for decriminalization. As in classic Gramatik fashion, “Puff Your Cares Away” is a conglomerate of glitch-hop, electronic, and organic instrumentation, seamlessly spliced together in a three-minute single. To accompany the release is a lyric video illustrated with smoke rings and trippy visuals to really hit home Gramatik’s lifted message.
If this is your first introduction to Gramatik, real name Denis Jašarević, he has released nine 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. Soon after its launch, Lowtemp started signing aspiring artists from all over the world. Following his long history of file sharing with his music, Gramatik released his entire discography in partnership with BitTorrent. In 2017, with the aid of blockchain technology, 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.1,’ a release exploring science/technology related themes that featured Branx, Anomalie, Balkan Bump & Talib Kweli, Galactic Marvl, and Eric Krasno. Gramatik isn’t quite finished there- 2019 will also see the release of a highly anticipated full-length album- his first since 2016’s pivotal LP Epigram. As far as Gramatik’s upcoming live dates, 2019 will see him performing a limited run of festival stops including Electric Forest and a headlining performance at Sonic Bloom. In addition, he will be celebrating 10 Years Of Street Bangerz at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on March 16th as he takes over the venue for a special commemorative performance. Find tickets here.