|Origin||New York City, U.S.|
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".
Gryffin grew up as a classically trained pianist and learned to play the guitar at an early age. 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. 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.
He moved to Los Angeles to be closer to his label and management.
On January 22, 2016, Gryffin released his debut single titled "Heading Home" featuring Australian singer Josef Salvat via Darkroom/Interscope Records. On May 2, 2016, an official music video was uploaded on his YouTube channel. The song peaked at number 22 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, number 21 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart, number 1 on Spotify Viral 50 chart and number 5 on Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart.
On August 26, 2016, he released a song titled "Whole Heart" with Bipolar Sunshine. 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".
Gryffin produces music in a melodic house style and classifies himself as a melodic house artist. He incorporates sounds of piano and guitar for a 'hybrid of electric and organic' musical style.
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions|
(featuring Josef Salvat)
(with Bipolar Sunshine)
(with Illenium featuring Daya)
|"Love in Ruins"
(featuring Sinéad Harnett)
|"Nobody Compares to You"
(featuring Katie Pearlman)
(featuring Quinn XCII, & Daniel Wilson)