Today, electronic multi-instrumentalist GRiZ and bass duo Ganja White Night have released their massively awaited collaboration, “Ease Your Mind”, alongside an animated music video. GRiZ and Ganja White Night have established themselves as iconic figures in the bass music community, reigning among the most innovative artists in the scene. “Ease Your Mind” exemplifies this to the fullest with its layers of energetic saxophone, groovy synth sounds, tuneful guitar loops, and bass-fueled drops meshed into a seamless final product.
“Ease Your Mind” is accompanied by a fully animated music video created by Belgian street artist, My Name Is Ebo, a longtime collaborator of Ganja White Night and their SubCarbon imprint. The track’s visuals show Mr. B and Mr. Wobble, two familiar characters from the GRiZ and Ganja White Night animated universes, taking a psychedelic trip through space and time with music as the vessel.
It was always a matter of when, not if, the collaboration between GRiZ and Ganja White Night would see the light of day. The idea to produce a track together spawned after a chance meeting at Mysteryland, one of Ganja White Night’s first US festival performances. As creative energy continued to flow, Ganja White Night’s roots in dubstep and reggae proved to align perfectly with GRiZ’s array of sonic instrumentation to create bass music’s next anthem.
Multi-instrumental artist, producer, philanthropist, and LGBTQ advocate, GRiZ, is one of the most influential artists in dance music right now. He’s not only a mainstage headliner (playing Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Coachella) and a collaborator (with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Bootsy Collins, DRAM) but he’s also a passionate philanthropist and a champion for LGBTQ+ rights. This year marked the five-year anniversary of his charitable event series 12 Days Of GRiZMAS – which to date has raised over $100,000 towards Detroit public school students. Adding to this, he released his own GRiZMAS coffee blend this year, which donates all of its proceeds to the same cause. GRiZ has become a rare voice for the LGBTQ community in contemporary electronic music, a world which largely left its gay roots behind with the emergence of EDM. It was his very open and transparent coming out via a HuffPost op-ed in 2017 that started this dialogue, which led to him being named Michigan’s Face of Pride in 2018 by USA Today, and coverage from The Advocate on how he’s bringing LGBTQ visibility to dance music. In the past, he’s also partnered with Dan Savage’s foundation It Gets Better which aims to empower, uplift and inspire the nation’s youth members of the LGBTQ community.
About Ganja White Night
Ganja White Night has quickly set the tone for the bass community with their unique live performance and jaw-dropping show visuals. Members Benjamin “Bamby” Bayeul & Charlie “Erwan” Dodson allow their music to do most of the talking. With an ever-evolving animated storyverse and their iconic wobble sound at its center, featured characters like Mr. Wobble & Dark Wobble tell a deeper story. Toting a live ensemble and an all-original musical performance, no concert is ever truly the same, keeping fans chasing songs from their eight album long discography from show to show. Only time will tell how big this universe will become.