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'Future funk' makes its way to Buffalo Riverworks in form of GRiZ


A little bit R&B. A little bit EDM. A little bit funk. The multi-instrumentalist producer and performer GRiZ is a little bit of a lot. He’s playing music off his new album 'Ride Waves' at Buffalo Riverworks Thursday night. WBFO’s Nick Lippa spoke with the artist about his sound, influences, and what exactly “future funk” is.

Grant Kwiecinski, also known as GRiZ, is a 28-year-old from north Detroit. His new album 'Ride Waves' features collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Bootsy Collins, and several other prominent musicians. 

In the audio above, Kwiecinski talks about cutting off all social media for eight months and goes in to detail about working and playing with Bootsy Collins.

Nick Lippa leads our Arts & Culture Coverage, and is also the lead reporter for the station's Mental Health Initiative, profiling the struggles and triumphs of those who battle mental health issues and the related stigma that can come from it.
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