Hawaii’s native son Christian Mochizuki, aka graves, is an electronic producer and DJ known for his emotionally sophisticated style. Often citing bands like Bring Me The Horizon and the Deftones as inspirations. Graves has an uncanny ability to weave in and out of genres. Mochizuki was put on the map working as a producer and engineer on Kanye West’s Grammy Award winning 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Also during this period, he earned credits on albums by Kid Cudi, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, and others.
Adopting the name graves in 2015, Mochizuki started releasing his music online and quickly garnered a fan base for his kinetic, atmospheric, and often experimental sound. His 2016 single “Came Up” with Post Malone, Flosstradamus, and Key! has over 50 million streams worldwide. This set the table for his 2017 debut EP Hilo, which reached #1 on iTunes electronic. Graves looks to set the world on fire again in 2019 with his sophomore project Far From Here.
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