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Turn Up the Good 3.0 announces headliners

by Published: Apr 3, 2013

The electronic music concert Turn Up the Good is set to take place once again at Ferris State.

Headliners include GRiZ, Break Science and The Floozies. The concert, sponsored by Music Industry Management Association (MIMA), is set to take place Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Doors will open to Wink Arena at 6 p.m.

Grant Kwiecinski, known as GRiZ, is a music producer from Detroit. He just released his latest album, “Mad Liberation.”

“GRiZ is on that circuit with all of the artists that are playing at Ultra [music festival] right now,” Zach Rokosz, Ferris senior in music industry management, explained.

Also a well-known saxophonist, Rokosz believes GRiZ will help create the festival theme he hopes the concert will take on.

Break Science is the other headliner scheduled to appear. The electronic duo from Brooklyn was touring last fall to promote its EP, entitled “Twilight Frequency.” Producers Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee have performed with artists such as The Fugees, Wu Tang Clan and Talib Kweli.

The Floozies, a dynamic pair of brothers, will also be performing. Producer and guitarist Matt Hill accompanied by Mark Hill on the drums claim to turn venues into “epic dance parties.”

The opening act will be the winner of WomStreet. People are given the chance to vote for their favorite mix submitted by various DJs.

“I think it’s awesome that Ferris and MIMA are recognizing electronic music. It’s different, and I don’t know of many campuses that do it,” Jake Lipovsky, Ferris sophomore in public relations, said. “It’s the best time I’ve had at Ferris this far.”

Turn Up the Good is in its third year at Ferris State, and Rokosz hopes to increase attendance to 1,500.

“The goal first year was to bring this new kind of concert to Ferris. I hope to draw that audience that has never been to a concert like this before,” Rokosz said.

This year’s slogan can be spotted with mustaches. At this point, students know “let’s get weird.”