Hi Im Griff I left school in Stirling in Scotland at the age of fifteen, decided to go to university and study creative sound production, writing my dissertation on the evolution of house music, graduating with a 2:1 grade in 2013 before packing up my life and relocating to Ibiza to pursue a career as a DJ and producer.
It was here that I established myself as a resident for the then new Do Not Sleep brand. After a string of appearances at Privilege, I was invited back to Do Not Sleep at Space in 2016 and again at Sankeys in 2017. I have also hosted a series of successful clubnights under my very own Griff’s Gaff moniker.
The concept sees me take my house party style events on the road, showcasing the talents of local DJs and international acts at every port of call. The brand has already been to Wales, Alicante, Marbella and Ibiza, where I took over Sankey’s Spektrum for Do Not Sleep on a number of occasions during the 2017 season.
This last year (2018) saw me take my party to Ibiza Rocks Bar as a residency featuring myself and special guests every Sunday of the season. I also hosted my own “Griff’s Raft” boat party. The cherry on top for me this season was the famous Together at Amnesia Ibiza inviting me to open and close the Terrace not once but twice. I have appeared in other iconic venues such as Cafe Mambo, Ibiza Rocks and Pikes this last season.
Despite having ten year’s worth of experience 2017 saw me release my first track on Doorly’s Reptile Dysfunction label. Heavily influenced by the golden era of disco from the late 70s and early 80s, as well as other house artists like Daft Punk, my Pawn The Monkey was a perfect fit for Doorly’s imprint and was soon followed up on the label by an official remix of Idris Elba and Black Talk’s Paradise, where it featured on an EP also containing remixes from Skream and Patrick Topping.
2018 featured my first Vinyl release “Griff’s Gaff EP” which sold out in a matter of hours and has been supported by Artwork, Richy Ahmed,and DJ Harvey to name a few.
Winter 2018 kicked off with a short tour in Thailand, followed by an appearance at the opening night of the Ibiza Club News World Tour in Panama, Amsterdam.
This summer, I’ve got my residency at ibiza rocks every Sunday from the 2nd of June.
I’m also releasing an EP alongside Captum Records and Weekend Offender in June and having the E.P launch party on June the 16th at ibiza Rocks bar…..come along & say hi.
Before that, Im headlining the first early risers rave in Scotland on the 11th of April at SWG3 in Glasgow and Sharing the terminal stage with Patrick Topping, Green Velvet, Mella Dee and Mall Grab at Terminal V on the 20th of April in Edinburgh.