Countown To UMF: The Best of Gryffin


Countown To UMF: The Best of Gryffin

It’s almost spring, which means one thing: we’re gearing up for this year’s edition of Ultra Music Festival.

The Ultra Music Festival will occur at the iconic Bayfront Park in downtown Miami from March 22 to 24. It is the ultimate electronic lovers’ festival. And, having announced one of its most stacked lineups yet, including heavy hitters like Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Vintage Culture, and Tiesto, this year’s iteration promises to be one of the best dance events of the year.

A standout from Ultra’s excellent lineup is Gryffin, who just recently announced the upcoming release of his third studio album, Pulse.

Originally from San Francisco and has gained recognition for his stellar pop remixes, Gryffin is a regular charting artist best known for blending organic and electronic instrumentation into a unique and inspiring sound.
With his upcoming set at Ultra Music on the horizon, we’re looking back at some of our favorite tracks from Gryffin’s expansive discography.

Feel Good (with Daya)

One of Gryffin’s most-streamed tracks, with good reason, “Feel Good,” was produced in collaboration with Illenium and features the powerful vocals of American singer Daya. Released through Darkroom and Interscope Records in 2017, the track is an early example of Gryffin’s savvy in the studio, capturing the essence of the EDM sound ubiquitous to the late 2010s.

Woke Up In Love (with Kygo and Callum Scott)

A cut from Gryffin’s second studio album Alive (2022), “Woke Up In Love” features production from Kygo and the husky vocals of English singer Calum Scott. The track, charting at No. 9 on the US Dance/Electronic Billboard Chart, is an uplifting and nostalgic blend of well-balanced production and Calum’s heart-wrenching lyricism. 

Maroon 5 – “Animals” (Gryffin Remix)

This remix marked a huge turning point for Gryffin, helping the DJ in expanding his reach and solidifying his name in the world of electronic music. Gryffin’s take on “Animals” is atmospheric and euphoric, maintaining the integrity of the original featuring a driving bass line that elevates Maroon 5’s already excellent pop track.


Released in March of 2023, “Dreams” is one of Gryffin’s most recent tracks and, I’d venture, one of his best. Somewhat a departure from the DJ’s futuristic EDM sound, “Dreams” manages to maintain much of what makes Gryffin so exciting to listen to while pushing towards something new. The RemK remix of this track is also excellent, transforming Gryffin’s original by pulling in techno and dubstep influences.

Scandalous (with Tinashe)

There’s something about “Scandalous” that’ll pull you straight to the dancefloor—maybe it’s the synth-laden beat that calls back to the eighties, or it’s Tinashe’s stunning vocals throughout. Either way, the track is infinitely listenable and a dance anthem in every sense of the word.

With his varied and prolific discography, Gryffin’s set at Ultra Music will surely be a highlight of the weekend. We can’t wait, and we’re hoping you’ll be joining us in Miami to enjoy this iconic festival.

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