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Grades (born Daniel Traynor) is an English electronic dance music producer and DJ from Ipswich, based in London. Signed to the Warner Music Group imprint One More Tune, his music encompasses elements of R&B, Hip Hop, Urban, Disco, 2-step and House.
Grades' first original track "Freedom" was released in April 2014 and was featured by Annie Mac in her Free Music Mondays download series. He followed the release of "Freedom" with a remix of Lana Del Rey's "West Coast" which reached number 3 at Hype Machine. Grades' second single "Owe It To Yourself" was premiered in June by Mixmag who compared him to artists such as Bondax and Kaytranada
Later in the year, Grades joined Blonde on the Eton Messy tour which included at London date at Birthdays, and also co-wrote & produced Bastille's "Torn Apart" which featured on the "Vs. (Other People's Heartache pt. III)" mixtape. His third single "Crocodile Tears", featuring un-credited vocals from songwriter Caroline Ailin, was premiered by Vice's music channel Noisey.
|Title||Year||Artist(s)||Album||Credits||Written with||Produced with|
(featuring Wretch 32)
|2012||Cheryl||A Million Lights||Co-writer||Meghan Thomaston, Kingsley Brown, Jermaine Scott||-|
|"Good Together"||2014||Tom Aspaul||Revelation||Co-writer/Producer||Tom Aspaul||-|
|"Wolves (Intro)"||Tom Aspaul||-|
|"Those Girls"||2015||Karen Harding||Non-album single||Karen Harding, Tom Aspaul||-|
|"Do It Well"
(featuring Tom Aspaul)
|XYConstant||Non-album single||Alfie Coleman, Tom Aspaul||XYConstant, Mark Ralph|
|"Working Girl"||Little Boots||Working Girl||Victoria Hesketh, Tom Aspaul||-|
|"Inhale Exhale"||NAO||For All We Know||neo Jessica Joshua||NAO|
|"Bad Blood"||Neo Jessica Joshua||NAO|
|"Fool to Love"||2016||Neo Jessica Joshua||NAO|
|"Talk"||Tiffany||I Just Wanna Dance EP||Caroline Ailin, Nicola Roberts||-|
|"Girlfriend"||NAO||For All We Know||Producer||-||NAO, ST!NT|
|Additional producer||-||NAO, LOXE|
|"Happy"||Producer||-||NAO, Christian Gregory, Miles James|
|"We Don't Give A"||Co-writer/Producer||Neo Jessica Joshua, John Calvert||John Calvert|
|"Give Me A Little"||Producer||-||NAO, LOXE|
|"If You Let Me"
|Sinéad Harnett||Sinéad Harnett EP||Featured artist/Co-writer/Producer||Sinead Harnett||-|
|"I Cry"||Julian Perretta||Karma||Co-writer/Producer||Julian Perretta||-|
|"Wait For You"||Fantasia||The Definition Of...||Sasha Keable, Scott Hoffman, Vanya Taylor||-|
|"Here Comes the Night"
(featuring Mr Hudson)
|DJ Snake||Encore||William Grigachine, Benjamin Hudson McIldowie||DJ Snake|
|"It Was My Party Last Night"||GIRLI||Non-album single||Milly Toomey||-|
|"Never Complaining"||Tom Aspaul||Left EP||Co-writer||Tom Aspaul||-|
|"Burn Break Crash"
|Aanysa||Non-album single||Co-writer/Producer||Caroline Ailin, Tom Aspaul||Snakehips|
|"Text from Your Ex"
|2017||Tinie Tempah||Youth||Patrick Okugwu, Ina Wroldsen, Timucin Aluo||Jax Jones|
|"Lies In The Dark"||Tove Lo||Fifty Shades Darker OST||Tove Nilsson, Mike "Scribz" Riley||Jason Gill, Mike "Scribz" Riley|
|"Cover Up"||Taeyeon||My Voice||Caroline Ailin, Realmeee||-|
|"No Goodbyes"||Dua Lipa||Dua Lipa||Co-writer/Co-producer||Dua Lipa, Lindy Robbins, Ilsey Juber||KOZ|
|"Still Miss You"||Sinead Harnett||Chapter One||Producer||-||-|
|"Lights On"||H.E.R.||H.E.R.||Co-writer/Producer||Gabriella Wilson, Mike "Scribz" Riley, Talay Riley||H.E.R., Mike "Scribz" Riley|
|"Winter"||Khalid||American Teen||Producer||-||Mike "Scribz" Riley|
(featuring DJ Khaled)
|Toby Randall||One EP||Co-writer/Producer||Helen Culver, John Mitchell||Carmen Reece, Anais Aida|
|"New Religion"||2018||Maad||TBA||Maad Moiselle, Kate Stewart, Chiara Hunter, Ashley Milton, Daniel Goudie||-|
|"Bad Vibe"||M.O||Scott Hoffman, Oladayo Olatunji, Oluwatosin Ajibade||Lorna Blackwood|
|"Body"||Sinead Harnett||Sinead Harnett||-|
|Cosha||R.I.P. Bonzai||Co-writer||Cassia "Cosha" O'Reilly, Alexander Crossan, Francis White, Neo Jessica Joshua||-|
|"U Better"||Co-writer/Producer||Cassia "Cosha" O'Reilly||Mura Masa|
|"This Life"||Cassia "Cosha" O'Reilly||Mura Masa|
|"Another Lifetime"||NAO||Saturn||Neo Jessica Joshua, Ajay Bhattacharya||NAO, ST!NT|
|"Name on It"
(featuring Burna Boy)
|Four of Diamonds||Non-album single||Tre Jean-Marie, Oladay Olatunji, Damini Ogulu||Tre Jean-Marie, Dyo|
|"Karma"||Years & Years||Palo Santo||Olly Alexander, Sarah Hudson, Clarence Coffee Jr.||Clarence Coffee Jr.|
|"Time in a Tree"||Raleigh Ritchie||TBA||Producer||-||-|
|"Make It Out Alive"
|NAO||Saturn||Co-writer/Producer||Neo Jessica Joshua, Clarence Coffee Jr., Sir Darryl Farris||NAO|
|"Drive and Disconnect"||Neo Jessica Joshua, Ajay Battacharya, Jeff Gitelman, Sarah Aarons||NAO, ST!NT|
|"Curiosity"||Neo Jessica Joshua, Alexandra Yatchenko, Henry Allen, Yvette "Naala" Riby-Williams||NAO, LOXE, King Henry|
|"Stupid Things"||M.O||Non-album single||Ali Ahmed, Jahmaal Fyfe, Oladayo Olatunji||-|
|"If You Ever"||NAO||Saturn||Vocal producer||-||NAO, Mura Masa|
|"When Saturn Returns (Interlude)"||Producer||-||NAO|
|Co-writer/Producer||Neo Jessica Joshua, Rowan Perkins, Daniel Caesar||NAO, LOXE|
|"Gabriel"||Neo Jessica Joshua, Joseph Price, James Luke Wood||NAO, Royce Wood Junior|
|"Orbit"||Neo Jessica Joshua, James Ryan Ho||NAO|
|"Love Supreme"||Neo Jessica Joshua, James Luke Wood, Rowan Perkins||NAO, LOXE|
|"Don't Change"||Neo Jessica Joshua, Ajay Battacharya||NAO, ST!NT|
|"Yellow of the Sun"||Neo Jessica Joshua, Joel Little||NAO, Joel Little|