DJ GRIND (Stephen Massey) is one of the most sought-after up-and-coming DJs and producers on the gay circuit. During 2014, he’s headlined at some of the largest and most high-profile gay dance events in the world, including Masterbeat’s LA New Year’s and LA Pride Weekends, Wonderland @ Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, Winter Party Festival, White Party Palm Springs, Matinee Las Vegas Festival, NYC Pride’s Pier Dance, BigRoger’s Vancouver Pride Weekend, Ascension Fire Island, Carnival Provincetown, XLSIOR Mykonos, DAYWASH Sydney, White Party Week Miami, and Masterbeat’s New Year’s Eve at The Mayan.
With a sound firmly anchored in uplifting house, DJ GRIND’s sets blend circuit and tribal beats with strong melodies, progressive synths and euphoric vocals. He is the only DJ to be nominated for JustCircuit’s prestigious “DJ of the Year” Award in both 2013 and 2014. He’s also a Matineé North America “All Star DJ,” recipient of the 2012 JustCircuit Award for “Best Pool Party,” and winner of 2011 GayDays DJ Contest.
Over the past 3 years, DJ GRIND has performed at many of North America’s largest venues, including clubs in New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, West Hollywood, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, among others. He’s also been a featured artist on multiple RSVP Vacations’ cruises, and he’s headlined at major clubs and events in Asia, Australia and Latin America. In 2011, DJ GRIND supported Kylie Minogue’s “Aphrodite” World Tour as an opening act.
Together with his production partner Toy Armada, DJ GRIND is a Billboard #1 remixer and producer, with official remixes that have topped of the US and UK Club Charts. The duo has produced for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Cher, Kylie Minogue, Enrique Iglesias, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Amanda Wilson, Mel B, and Jessica Sutta, among others.
DJ GRIND’s monthly podcasts have received more than 4 million downloads world-wide, and rank as one of the most popular dance music podcasts on iTunes & Podomatic. He is also the resident music critic for RealJock.com, and his work has been featured on SiriusXM’s BPM & OutQ, Fusion Radio, GayInternetRadioLive, Gaydio UK, and GaydarRadio.