Hawaii's Christian Mochizuki, aka GRAVES, is an in-demand DJ and electronic producer known for his sophisticated, hip-hop-influenced progressive house style.
A native of Honolulu, Mochizuki first came to prominence after working as an engineer on Kanye West
's Grammy Award-winning 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Also during this period, he earned credits on albums by Kid Cudi
, Justin Bieber
, Big Sean
, and others. After parting ways with West
in 2013, he formed the short-lived EDM outfit OOF, with whom he won the 2014 EDC Discovery Project. Disbanding OOF, Mochizuki adopted the name GRAVES and began working to expand his creative vision. He started releasing tracks online and quickly garnered a fan base for his kinetic, atmospheric, and often experimental sound. In 2017 he released his debut EP, Hilo, featuring collaborations with Boombox Cartel
, Hex Cougar, Lil Traffic, and others. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi