SURF MESA X NITTI GRITTI’S “MARCHING BAND”
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Nitti Gritti Performs At Beyond Wonderland Today
Surf Mesa Plays Hangout Music Festival On May 21
Surf Mesa – who has amassed over three billion combined global streams with “ily (i love you baby)” ft. Emilee – teams up with Latin GRAMMY® award-winning producer/acclaimed DJ Nitti Gritti, who is also one half of the GRAMMY-nominated SIDEPIECE, on “Marching Band,” a joyous single primed to fuel summer romances and festival season. After opening with a gentle, breezy melody, the song erupts with sensual Latin-tinged horns, relentless beats and chopped vocals. Released today by Astralwerks, “Marching Band” is available for streaming / download HERE. Check out the visualizer HERE.
“‘Marching Band’ is one hell of a fun track,” says Surf Mesa. “I’m so excited to share this one with the world as I’ve been teasing it for months in my sets. As live music has returned, I’ve had the chance to explore a sound that gives a new wave of energy. Nitti and I could not be more excited about this one.”
“When Surf first sent me ‘Marching Band,’ I was so inspired I worked on the song and sent it right back to him,” adds Nitti Gritti. “I’m really excited to hear everyone’s reaction to this one!”
Nitti Gritti will perform today at Beyond Wonderland in San Bernardino. Tomorrow, Nitti Gritti & Friends – including Surf – will perform at Freehold in Miami as part of Miami Music Week. Surf Mesa will play the Hangout Music Festival on May 21.
Surf Mesa – Tour Dates
3/26 Miami, FL
3/26 Miami, FL
5/21 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival
Nitti Gritti – Tour Dates
3/25 San Bernardino, CA Beyond Wonderland
3/26 Miami, FL
4/15 Dallas, TX
4/16 Austin, TX
4/22 Costa Mesa, CA Time Nightclub
4/30 Madison, WI Liquid
About Surf Mesa:
No matter how dark things get, Surf Mesa remains a dreamer. The 21-year-old Seattle songwriter and producer spent much of 2020 honing the escapist energy of the nostalgic electronic ballads he’s been working toward since he got a copy of FL Studio in third grade. He makes “music for good feels,” which proved a breath of fresh air in a tough year. Both of his beloved 2020 singles—“ily (i love you baby)” featuring Emilee and “Somewhere” featuring Gus Dapperton—offer romance and refuge for tired minds, drenched in gossamer synths and fueled by insistent drums. 2021’s “Carried Away” with Madison Beer, is similarly windswept and optimistic, while “Another Life” featuring FLETCHER and Josh Golden is an intimate dancefloor duet whose lyrics imagine a world where pain of loss has been paved over, and love blooms anew.
Surf’s placid mindset is clearly connecting with listeners. As SPIN noted, “everything this 21-year-old touches turns to warm, glistening, buttery gold…[he] continues to help us reconceive, reimagine and, most importantly, feel the love through his music.”
Certified RIAA Platinum and now nearing double Platinum, “ily” has racked up over three billion combined global streams and over five billion TikTok views. The song hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and #2 on Top 40 radio. “ily” placed on Spotify and Amazon’s 2020 top songs lists and VEVO named Surf a DSCVR Artist To Watch for 2021.
His whirlwind rise also earned him remixing duty on Marshmello and Halsey’s “Be Kind,” and Shawn Mendes’ “Wonder”—both fitting titles for Surf’s heartwarming music to enter mainstream EDM and pop. And yet, after all this, he continues to make music at home alone, the same way he’s worked since he was a kid holed up in his room making beats between Counter-Strike matches. He has humble aims: to make catchy, chill pop music and give others a way to “feel better about their day.” Listening to Surf, it’s hard not to.
About Nitti Gritti:
Both a Latin Billboard and Latin GRAMMY® award-winning producer, fan-proclaimed edit master, world-renowned DJ, and now GRAMMY-nominated artist for his SIDEPIECE project, Nitti Gritti is a name that is synonymous with boundary-pushing electronic music.
The 10x Platinum/Diamond-certified producer has continuously proven himself as a force to be reckoned with, boasting an impressive and ever-expanding list of A-list collaborators that includes Bad Bunny, Cardi B, Diplo, Major Lazer, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Shaquille O’Neal and Saint Jhn, as well as touring on five continents and playing esteemed festivals and venues such as Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, Electric Love Austria, Red Rocks, Exchange LA and more.
In 2020, Nitti Gritti was ranked as the 14th best producer in the world by 1001 Tracklists and scored the #1 most supported dance record of the year with “On My Mind,” released as part of the aforementioned SIDEPIECE project.
His long standing relationships with top tastemaking producers such as shndo (accredited on top pop hits including Justin Bieber’s acclaimed “Peaches”) further ascertain his bonafide position in the landscape of popular and electronic music. 2021 saw Nitti Gritti collaborate with fellow global dance stars Valentino Khan, Timmy Trumpet and Marshmello alongside mega-star Megan Thee Stallion, charting on Billboard with January single ‘Where I Belong’ and hitting 1.7 million monthly Spotify listeners.
Nitti Gritti has demonstrated his top-tier production proficiencies by way of a cutting-edge catalog of electronic music, cultivating a devoted base of fans across the United States and abroad that cement his position in the scene with no signs of slowing.