2014 & 2013 JustCircuit Nominee for “DJ of the Year”
DJ GRIND (Stephen Massey) is one of the most sought-after up-and-coming DJs and producers on the gay circuit. He’s headlined many of the largest and most high-profile gay dance festivals in the world, including Masterbeat’s LA New Year’s Eve, Winter Party Festival, White Party Palm Springs, White Party Week Miami, Matinee Las Vegas, Daywash Sydney, XLSIOR Mykonos, HEAVEN & ICON Shanghai, Paradiso Playa del Carmen Festival, Ascension Fire Island, Carnival Week Provincetown, and NYC PRIDE’s legendary Pier Dance. He’s also been a featured artist on multiple RSVP Vacations’ cruises, and he’s performed at major clubs in North America, Asia and Latin America. In 2015, DJ GRIND headlined the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Party, the largest LGBT event in the Southern Hemisphere.
With a sound firmly anchored in uplifting house, DJ GRIND’s sets blend circuit, tech-house 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. 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 also a Billboard #1 remixer and producer, with official remixes that have topped of the US and UK Dance/Club Charts. The duo has remixed for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Cher, Kylie Minogue, Enrique Iglesias, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Ella Henderson, Mel B, and Jessica Sutta, among others. In 2015, Toy Armada and DJ GRIND released their first single – a 15th anniversary production of Abigail’s classic circuit anthem, “Let The Joy Rise,” featuring new vocals from Abigail and a fresh original production from Toy and GRIND.
DJ GRIND’s monthly podcasts have received more than 4.5 million downloads world-wide, and rank as one of the most popular dance music podcasts on iTunes & Podomatic, where it’s regularly featured as the site’s #1 podcast. The San Francisco-based DJ 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, among others.