G.rizo (nee Ihu Anyanwu) is an electronic musician, DJ and cultural organizer based in Abuja, Nigeria. She has been involved in the underground art and electronic music scene since 2001, a journey that started in New York City and thrived for many years in Vienna. In 2010 she started releasing music on her own label imprint Hezekina Pollutina Records.
Specializing in pop and funk-based dance music, G.rizo has a versatile range with almost two decades of musical excursions in electro, disco, techno and house. With an eclectic palate, and an asymmetric interpretation of dance music, G.rizo, as put by Negative.ch, “provides dance music for sophisticated minds.”
Haven released singles for a decade as a vocalist (on labels such as Codek Records, Gigolo Records, Citinite) and featured on releases by super talented producers (In Flagranti, Patrick Pulsinger, Alexander Robotik, Donovans, Maximilian Skiba, Dubblestandart, Disco Doubles, Gerhard Potuznik, and I-Wolf), the release of her self-released “Active Methods EP” in 2014, with its single “Its Happening” (which Spex Magazine described as “80’s mythical futurism”), gave a hint at G.rizo’s potential as a producer and song writer.
Live shows are where G.rizo shines – exuding pure visceral energy, and getting sullied up by good old sweat and raw emotion. She will go from crooning to rapping in a minute, veering through different funk-based prisms. During the last few years, her live show has progressed to include more live playing specifically keyboards, controllers and effects.