Gryffin (DJ)
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Gryffin performing in 2018
Background information
Dan Griffith
OriginSan Francisco, 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 was born on September 29, 1987 in San Francisco US. 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 hisy 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 closer 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 the 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]


Studio albums

Title Details

Extended plays

Title Details
Gravity: Part I
  • Released: 14 December 2018[22]
  • Label: Interscope
  • Format: Digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Album

Dance Digital


US Dance
"Heading Home"[10]
(featuring Josef Salvat)
2016 22 21 -- -- Non-album singles
"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 -- -- 6
"Nobody Compares to You"
(featuring Katie Pearlman)
20 11 -- -- Gravity
(featuring Quinn XCII and Daniel Wilson)
2018 38 -- -- -- Non-album single
"Just for a Moment"[28]
(featuring Iselin Solheim)
48 -- -- -- Gravity
"Tie Me Down"[29]
(with Elley Duhé)
15 9 -- 11
(with Zohara)
22 14 -- 1
"Bye Bye"[30]
(featuring Ivy Adara)
35 21 -- --
"All You Need To Know"
(with Slander featuring Calle Lehmann)
2019 -- -- -- --
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"You Remind Me"
(featuring Stanaj)
2018 43 Gravity: Part I


  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 on Twitter: "My debut album is named Gravity, & Part I comes out this Friday. I wanted to bring together the songs that I've poured my heart into and that have defined this project thus far. I'm currently working on Part II and promise the full album will be out in the beginning of 2019 ?"". December 12, 2018. Retrieved 2018 – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Narozniak, Rachel (2018-12-19). "Gryffin merges fan favorites with new cuts on first of two-part EP series, Gravity Pt. 1". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2018-12-19. Retrieved .
  23. ^ a b "Gryffin Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Retrieved .
  24. ^ "Gryffin Chart History: Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales". Retrieved .
  25. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 2017-03-11. Retrieved .
  26. ^ "Gryffin: Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2019.
  27. ^ Bein, Kat (2018-04-20). "Gryffin Goes Reggae on 'Winnebago' Feat. Quinn XCII and Daniel Wilson: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-04-21. Retrieved .
  28. ^ "Just For a Moment (feat. Iselin Solheim) - Single by Gryffin on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved .
  29. ^ Bein, Kat (2018-08-03). "Gryffin & Elley Duhe 'Tie Me Down' With Energetic Dance-Pop Melodies: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-08-03. Retrieved .
  30. ^ "Bye Bye (feat. Ivy Adara) - Single by Gryffin on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved .

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