Considering Dean Grenier’s discography reaches back to early 2008, to call the Bay Area native a burgeoning producer may be a bit of a stretch. After diving into the world of dubstep back in its less bombastic days during the mid-aughts, Grenier began gaining traction as DJG, issuing singles of dark, sleek dubstep for labels such as NarcoHz, Subway, and Lo Dubs. But somewhere along the line, Grenier’s focus began to shift, in part as a reaction to the exploding American dubstep scene, which increasingly diverged from his own artistic values and sonic aims. The productions which followed expanded Grenier’s established talents into new, hybrid territory, folding in echoes of techno, house, and bass along with his honed penchant for deep textures and punishing low end. Now, following several compilation appearances and a handful of recent singles, the San Francisco-based artist has firmly stepped into a new role, electing to operate simply under his last name, Grenier, as he continues to push onward in his adventures through forward-thinking dance music.