Griffin Stoller and Christopher Brown walked around the crowded, touristy Santa Monica Pier, played some arcade games, and chatted about his upcoming set this weekend at Splash House in Palm Springs.
Who is Griffin Stoller?
I am a 23 music producer, vocalist, and violinist. I just finished college and am stoked to be able to play shows and share my music with the world.
How would you describe your own music?
I feel like my music is somewhere between electronic and pop. I always like to try to produce in different genres and incorporate sounds that haven’t been heard yet.
Talk about your creative process:
Every project is slightly different but I generally approach making a song form a harmonic standpoint first. This means I devote a lot of time make sure the chord progression is compelling before I get into the fun sound design stuff. I also sing in a lot of my music but often don’t write down lyrics. I just sing into the mic with the beat that I made and freestyle until something clicks, always recording the process in case something cool happens.
What are you looking forward to most?
I really enjoyed playing festivals like Coachella, EDC, and Hard Summer. I look forward to taking my live show to more venues and meeting more fans.
“I feel like my music is somewhere between electronic and pop. I always like to try to produce in different genres and incorporate sounds that haven’t been heard yet.”
Who are some of your music inspirations?
Skrillex was one of my biggest inspirations in terms of production and sound design. I always thought his personality came through every song no matter what genre he working in. I was also really inspired by Porter Robinson and and his live show (both Worlds & Virtual Self) I think it is really cool when you can tell a story with music and use the live show to support that vision. And I also really like Stevie ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix Ray Charles, Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre, and Kanye West.
Can you tell us about some of your upcoming projects… Any big releases we should be looking forward to?
I have a lot of new music on the way and some exciting collaborations in the works. I also have a big project announcement very soon.
What has been your biggest success so far as an artist?
It was really cool to see people at my last show (hard summer) singing my lyrics back at me while I was on stage. It’s one thing to get a lot of streams online but to actually see the impact it’s having on people was really rewarding.
So what should fans expect from your Splash House set?
Really excited to play Splash House and debut some unreleased material. I like making my sets dynamic, and throwing in all kinds of genres tempos and styles. Also will be doing some live vocals.