Born Henry Alfred Steinway in 1991 and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., RL Grime studied music business at New York University. He first hit the electronic music scene with the release of the EP Grapes in April of 2012, followed up the next year with another EP High Beams. That follow-up debuted on the iTunes Electronics Chart at No. 1 and Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart at No. 8. Initially playing Dutch house, big room house and electro house under the pseudonym Clockwork, RL Grime changed musical sub-genres and monikers in 2014 with the release of his debut album Void featuring guest appearances by multiple artists, including Boys Noize and Big Sean. His new stage name by which he's known today was derived from the name of author R.L. Stine. He is a member of WeDidIt, an LA electronica collective, along with fellow producers D33J, Groundislava and Shlohmo.
Spinning Like Clockwork
In addition to his two studio albums, RL Grime released three Extended Plays, plus an additional three as Clockwork, as well as 30 remixes for artists like Chris Brown, Jamie Lidell, Kanye West, Beastie Boys, Rihanna, Travis Scott, Drake, Avicii and The Weeknd. He produced and co-produced tracks for Tory Lanez and Big Chains. RL Grime's October 2012 Halloween Mix contained both original tracks and popular song remixes interspersed with vocal contributions from surprise stars like Pharrell Williams and Tony Hawk. It was so popular it launched an annual tradition, with a new RL Grime Halloween Mix coming out each year since, through to today.
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What can I expect from RL Grime?
RL Grime plays an electronica mix of drum and bass, future bass and trap music. His music also contains a strong Houston and southern hip-hop sensibility. RL Grime is famous for his elaborate sets and staging, including elaborate lighting rigs with swirling colored strobes, making each of his performances not just a mere concert but a full-on spectacle.
What songs might I hear in a RL Grime setlist?
In any RL Grime setlist are bound to be many of his approximately two dozen singles, such as "Trap on Acid," "Because of U," "Infinite Daps," "Champion," "Infinite Mana," "Reminder," "Kingpin," "Golden State," "Aurora," "Reims," "Stay For It," "I Wanna Know," "Pressure," "Light Me Up" and "Arcus." You'll also surely hear other tracks off his 2018 album Nova and possibly his Extended Plays such as Ayoo/Think, Clipz, Squad Up and Titan as well.
Where can I see an RL Grime show?
You can check out RL Grime live at venues like Echostage in Washington, DC, Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas, Nev., and Flavet Field in Gainesville, Fla. RL Grime is also a common feature at many major music festivals, such as Lollapalooza Festival at Grant Park in Chicago, Ill., Hard Summer Music Festival at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park Polo Fields in San Francisco, Calif., Das Energi Festival at The Great Saltair in Magna, Utah, and Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.
Who are RL Grime's influences?
Early influences you may notice in RL Grime's performances and music include Night Slugs and James Blake.
What artists are similar to RL Grime?
You'll enjoy seeing RL Grime in concert if you already like similar artists like Ekali, What So Not, Baauer, NGHTMRE, Boombox Cartel, Keys N Krates, Party Favor, Flosstradamus, San Holo or Alison Wonderland.Back to Top
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