Gramatik certainly hasn't let down (GET IT?!?) his comrades at Pretty Lights Music; the 13 year old that started making his first beats on an early PC in Portoroz, Slovenia is now the fully matured producer that earned nominations for “Best Chill Out Artist” and “Best Chill Out Track” at the 2010 and 2012 Beatport Music Awards (as well as ascending to the summit of Mt. Hype-machine with his remix of Led Zepplin's "Stairway to Heaven"). Here's a track that hearkens back to his humble days as a Solvenian rapper, as he explains below.
"So, back in 2006 when I was still rapping(in Slovene), I sampled ''Don't Let Me Down'' by The Beatles and later on recorded lyrics over it. The beat was very simple, adapted for rap vocals so I decided to revisit it, remove my raps and add a bunch of other live instruments, synths and samples to it, so you guys can enjoy it in instrumental form without it being boring. It's a downtempo hip-hop flavored banger that continues the evolution of collage sampling combined with live instrumentation and synthesis. Hope you guys like it. -G."
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Check the bottom of this post for a link to download Gramatik's most recent album #DigitalFreedom (yes there is a hash tag in the actual name) . Here's what he had to say about that.
"My new EP bares the title #digitalfreedom. As an artist that based his entire career on the platform of free file sharing, I'm dedicating it to the fight against severe internet censorship bills we've been hearing about so much in the past months. Bastards have been trying to cripple the internet on a global scale with bills like ACTA/SOPA/PIPA and I'm sure there's more of them coming, so this one goes out for spreading awareness! Reject them all, they will never stop the sharing, the Internet is our realm, DIGITAL FREEDOM!"
Yea, what he said.
...but be sure to donate so the good folks at PLM can keep fighting the good fight.