– Born in Geneva, Switzerland and living in the Nyon area since his teenage years, Fabe Gryphin also lived in the United States in New Jersey where...Read Biography
Born in Geneva, Switzerland and living in the Nyon area since his teenage years, Fabe Gryphin also lived in the United States in New Jersey where he graduated from High School. Son of a jazz pianist and a French-English interpreter, he naturally developed an attraction to music and writing from an early age.
Rapper, singer and pianist who describes himself as more of a songwriter, Fabe Gryphin is one of those artists that simply doesn’t fit in a box. Active in music for about ten years, he developed his stage and overall music experience in various groups in hip hop, rock and pop before putting together a band of professional musicians for his own project in 2015.
After a first solo EP WoG mixing hip hop, pop and electro on his own productions in 2012 with the single Waves of Gold being selected as the soundtrack to the documentary film Time of My Life and then the music video project Golden Prison with creative agency Cause in 2014, this new project Street & Flower : Summer X TIME released in march 2016, marks a new chapter for Fabe Gryphin, who after ten years juggling work and music, decided to devote himself to his passion, at least the time of an album.
It is also a big musical step forward as the sound evolves from a solo project to an actual band of professional musicians. It all started with a successful performance in Cully Jazz 2015 with drummer Francis Stoessel and pianist Adriano Koch’s duet Symbiosis, after which the group formed and grew by recruiting Erwan Valazza on guitar and William Jacquemet on trombone. They were also joined in 2016 by Gauthier Toux backing up Adriano on keyboards.
True to his style, Fabe keeps blending genres on this record by mixing alternative hip hop and pop together with soul and indie rock influences, while the band brings a sweet touch of jazz to the table. Recorded in August 2015 at Lutry’s Blend studio with sound engineers Antoine Estoppey and Ben Tixhon, Street & Flower : Summer X TIME could be described as the soundtrack of a man’s journey to find his purpose and his path to unleash the artist within.
Below artists are some of Fabe Gryphin’s current main influences: Kendrick Lamar, Bon Iver, Astronautalis, James Blake, Frank Ocean, Vince Staples, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Ceschi, James Vincent McMorrow, Chet Faker…