DJG (2)

DJG (2)

Real Name:
Dean J. Grenier
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dean J. Grenier, A.K.A DJG, landed in the Bay Area underground dance music scene 2006 with his first 12” ”Shadow Skanking” b/w “Joyful Sound” on Narco.Hz, two slices of lithe, slick dubstep. Immediate airplay for “Joyful Sound” on Rinse FM and drops in the clubs from prominent DJs like N-Type quickly propelled DJG to the forefront of American bass music producers early on in his career.

DJG’s production style is rich and welcoming, sometimes visceral but never anything less than evocative. Now considered a veteran of the American scene, Grenier self-released the two-disc Voids collection in 2010, revealing not only a clever grasp of dubstep and dnb but ambient soundscapes, and since then he’s released on labels like Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint, Headhunter’s Transistor, Frite Nite, Pushing Red and Wheel & Deal Records. DJG’s recent productions see him moving in a more experimental direction, dropping the tempo to as low as 125BPM while playing around with rhythmic structures that hint at soulful house, garage, and other weird shapes, all imbued with the warm melodic embrace he’s always kept hidden beneath the beats. With forthcoming releases on Tectonic, Photek Productions, Get Darker and Frite Nite (with LA’s Salva), 2012 looks to be a banner year for Grenier, as he continues work on his debut album. DJs ranging from Mary Anne Hobbs, Mala, Pearson Sound, 2562, Pinch, Addison Groove, Salva, Photek, N-Type, Distal and many more have been supporting DJG’s recent and forthcoming releases.

Grenier’s performance behind the decks reveals a wide-ranging taste and smart grip on all sorts of music, elegantly-paced sets full of his own productions and like-minded efforts from others. His DJ talents have brought him all over the world, including a recent set at the legendary club Fabric in London and a tour around Europe in 2011, and back home in North America he’s headlined British Columbia’s Bass Coast Festival.
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DJG (2) Discography

Singles & EPs

DJG (2) Bees Subway (2) Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
DJG (2) / Flippo DJG (2) / Flippo - Bender / Rain Pressing Issues UK 2008 Sell This Version
NarcoHz 010 DJG (2) Joyful Sound / Shadow Skanking(12") NarcoHz NarcoHz 010 US 2008 Sell This Version
NarcoHz 011 DJG (2) Give Me A Reason / Neon Dawn(12") NarcoHz NarcoHz 011 US 2008 Sell This Version
NOPPA002 DJG (2) / Late (8) / 12th Planet & Swytch DJG (2) / Late (8) / 12th Planet & Swytch - Lower 8 / Care / Tonka(12") Noppa Recordings NOPPA002 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
DJG (2) Bunker Tube 10 Recordings Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
NarcoHz 012 Djunya / DJG (2) & Antiserum* Djunya / DJG (2) & Antiserum* - Wind Up / The Tide(12") NarcoHz NarcoHz 012 US 2009 Sell This Version
Untitled001 DJG (2) / Commodo / Sines DJG (2) / Commodo / Sines - Buena Vista / Green Piece / Love Becomes She(12") Untitled! Recordings Untitled001 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
DJG (2) Hydrate Warm Communications US 2010 Sell This Version
DJG (2) vs. Headhunter (9) DJG (2) vs. Headhunter (9) - Pressure / Spacecakes Wheel & Deal Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
DJG (2) The Gate Lo Dubs US 2010 Sell This Version
DJG (2) Time Is The Fire / Escape Pod Transistor UK 2010 Sell This Version
red002 DJG (2) Avoid The Noid(12") Pushing Red red002 US 2010 Sell This Version
red003 Jus Wan / DJG (2) Jus Wan / DJG (2) - Azure/ Avoid The Noid (Remixes)(12") Pushing Red red003 US 2010 Sell This Version
SFS002 Headhunter (9) & Djunya / DJG (2) & XI (3) Headhunter (9) & Djunya / DJG (2) & XI (3) - El Presidente / Putney Says(12") Surefire Sound SFS002 US 2010 Sell This Version
DJG (2) Rivet / Melon GetDarker UK 2012 Sell This Version
PPRO 17VS DJG (2) aka Grenier* DJG (2) aka Grenier* - Say Something / Here Come The Dark Lights(12") Photek Productions PPRO 17VS UK 2012 Sell This Version
GB 001 DJG (2) Swazi Rhythm(12") Gourmet Beats GB 001 US 2015 Sell This Version


none DJG (2) Voids Two(6xFile, FLAC) Not On Label none US 2010
none DJG (2) Voids One(6xFile, FLAC) Not On Label none US 2010