Gramatik has always thought of music similarly as the computer software community views open source software. Or if we put it more generally, like knowledge is viewed among most of the people. It should circulate as much as possible and it should ALWAYS be available for free.
Similar to Nikola Tesla, probably his greatest source of inspiration, he was largely overlooked in his home country and had to look for his opportunities elsewhere. He decided to try a promising, albeit uncertain, experiment in the US. His first official releases – the Street Bangerz series – swiftly earned him the nomination for “Best Chillout Album” and “Best Chillout Song”, despite the fact that every one of them had also been available for free. These were a direct product of his youthful obsession with old jazz, blues, soul and funk records from the US and also production work he did for a hip hop collective he was part of. Later he changed his approach to making music and started relying on studio work with friends and like-minded musicians, which resulted in a genre-defying unique hybrid – one that still includes the sounds he grew up on, but in a completely different way. The crowning achievements of these efforts were his seminal 2014 album ‘The Age Of Reason’, and 2016 album ‘Epigram’, where he showcased all of his musical and production knowledge in a variety of ways.