DJ g.rizoDonnerstag, 11. Juli
G.rizo (nee Ihu Anyanwu) is an electronic music DJ, singer and producer, based inAbuja,NigeriaandVienna,Austria.Shehasbeeninvolvedintheelectronic music scene since 1999, a journey that started in New York City and has thrived for many years in Vienna. In 2010 she started releasing music on her own label imprint Hezekina Pollutina Records.
Specializinginpopandfunk-baseddancemusic,G.rizohasaversatilerange with 20 years of musical excursions in electro, disco, techno and house. With an eclecticpalate,andanasymmetricinterpretationofdancemusic,G.rizo,as Negative.ch puts it, “provides dance music for sophisticated minds.”
Havingreleasedsinglesforadecadeasavocalist(onlabelssuchasCodek Records,GigoloRecords,Citinite)andfeaturedonreleasesbysupertalented producers (In Flagranti, Patrick Pulsinger, Alexander Robotik, Donovans, Maximilian Skiba, Dubblestandart, Disco Doubles, Gerhard Potuznik, and I-Wolf), thereleaseofherself-released”ActiveMethodsEP”in2014,withitssingle”Its Happening”(whichSpexMagazinedescribedas”80´smythicalfuturism”),gives a hint at G.rizo´s potential as a producer and song writer.
LiveshowsarewheretheauthenticvisionofG.rizoshinesthrough - exuding pure visceral energy, and getting sullied up by good old sweat and raw emotion. Shegoesfromcrooningtorappinginaminute,veeringthroughdifferentfunk-basedprisms.Duringthelastfewyears,herliveshowshasprogressedto include more live playing specifically keyboards, controllers and effects.
Since living in Abuja, G.rizo has been actively building up a local electronic music andcreativescenewithlike-mindedDJsandartists.Sheorganizesaquarterly HouseMusiceventcalled”HousexHousexHouse”inAbuja,aswellasrecently foundedNaijaTechCreatives -acommunityforNigeriancreativeswhoare interested in the intersection between art and technology.