Let’s Get Weird

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.”