Gryffin (DJ)
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Gryffin DJ
Dan Griffith
Origin New York City, U.S.
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician

Dan Griffith, known by his stage name Gryffin (often stylized as GRYFFIN), is an American DJ, record producer and musician. He gained recognition for remixing some well-known songs such as Tove Lo's "Talking Body", Maroon 5's "Animals" and Years & Years' "Desire".[1][2]


Gryffin grew up as a classically trained pianist and learned to play the guitar at an early age.[3][4][5] He played in bands to initially hone his instrumental abilities. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California where he took much of his leisure time in his dorm room to work on music.[6] When asked on his key lessons of music production, he said "At the beginning, I just released music with the main goal of having my friends play it at college parties and I never would have imagined it would get to this point". He made his 'world' debut at the SnowGlobe Music Festival 2015.[1]

He moved to Los Angeles to be nearer to his label and management.[7]



Heading Home

On January 22, 2016, Gryffin released his debut single titled "Heading Home"[8][9] featuring Australian singer Josef Salvat via Darkroom/Interscope Records.[10][11] On May 2, 2016, an official music video was uploaded on his YouTube channel.[12][13] The song peaked at number 22 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart,[14] number 21 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart,[15] number 1 on Spotify Viral 50 chart[16] and number 5 on Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart.[17]

Whole Heart

On August 26, 2016, he released a song titled "Whole Heart" with Bipolar Sunshine.[18] In an interview, about the song "Whole Heart", Gryffin said "'Whole Heart' is a big step for me as an artist, as it represents a developing maturity of my sound and depth of songwriting".[19]

Musical style

Gryffin produces music in a melodic house style and classifies himself as a melodic house artist.[20] He incorporates sounds of piano and guitar for a 'hybrid of electric and organic' musical style.[20]



Single Year Peak chart positions

Dance Digital


"Heading Home"[10]
(featuring Josef Salvat)
2016 22 21 --
"Whole Heart"[18]
(with Bipolar Sunshine)
17 28 --
"Feel Good"
(with Illenium featuring Daya)
2017 17 18 6
"Love in Ruins"
(featuring Sinéad Harnett)
33 -- --
"Nobody Compares to You"
(featuring Katie Pearlman)
26 -- --



  1. ^ a b "Gryffin | About". Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Next Up: Gryffin Brings His Whole Heart Tour to D.C. for Private Show at W Hotel". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Gryffin Announces First-Ever Live Dates, Talks Transition to Multi-Instrumental Act: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "The Windish Agency: Gryffin". Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Yau, Jeffrey (February 8, 2016). "Your EDM Exclusive: Gryffin Talks Opening For Kygo, Musicality, His New Single 'Heading Home' + More". Your EDM. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ equality, Kyle Stevens Fighter for; Br, justice BUILD Series; Ambassador. (August 30, 2016). "Gryffin Debuts "Whole Heart" and Paints an Intimate Portrait of his Life". The Huffington Post. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Gryffin Talks Live Shows, Move to L.A. & Shares Touching Track 'Whole Heart'". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Gryffin Named 'Next Up' Artist, Plans Intimate Washington D.C. Showcase". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Listen to Gryffin's Debut Single 'Heading Home'". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ a b "Heading Home (feat. Josef Salvat) - Single by Gryffin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Listen to Gryffin's Debut Single 'Heading Home'". Retrieved . 
  12. ^ GryffinVEVO (May 2, 2016), Gryffin - Heading Home ft. Josef Salvat, retrieved  
  13. ^ "Gryffin's 'Heading Home' Video: Exclusive Premiere". Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved . 
  17. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved . 
  18. ^ a b "Whole Heart - Single by Gryffin & Bipolar Sunshine on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved . 
  19. ^ "Gryffin, Cashmere Cat & The Weeknd Are Spotify Editors' Picks for New Music Friday". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ a b Sheban, Molly (7 December 2016). "Gryffin Talks Going Live, a New EP and Selling Out Venues". EDM Chicago. Retrieved . 
  21. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved . 
  23. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 11, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 

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