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DJ Smiles Drops “The State of the Come Up, Vol. 1″


Over the past year, DJ Smiles has been touring and meeting a lot of talented artists on the rise. To ring in 2013, we wanted to bring some of his talented friends together on one compilation mixtape called The State of the Come Up, Vol. 1. We worked to bring together artists you’ve probably heard of as well as artists that you maybe haven’t heard of yet. We approached the project with a mentality focused on talent and not just reach numbers. We think you’ll really like what came of it.

The State of the Come Up, Vol. 1 is sponsored by Infinite Grind Entertainment, The Kollection and Honeyjawn University.

Without further adieu, we proudly present THE STATE OF THE COME UP, VOL. 1 – HOSTED BY DJ SMILES.

A huge thank you to: all of the artists involved, their managers, their producers and their engineers; Charlie Hudson of Charlie like the River for absolutely killing the album artwork, Danielle Bushrow for putting together the typography and Grant Nickle for editing. And a big shoutout to our sponsors: The Kollection and Honeyjawn University.

The State of the Come Up series will be continuing, if you’re interested in being involved in a future installment (as an artist or a sponsor) please send an email to

National Tour Announcement: Hoodie Allen, Aer, & Jared Evan w/ DJ Smiles

We’re proud to announce that DJ Smiles be going out again next month with Hoodie Allen, Aer, and Jared Evan on the Crusin’ USA Tour. The tour starts on March 5th in Pittsburgh and goes until April 7th in Atlanta. Check out the Tour Dates page for more information.

Northeast Tour 2013

For the month of February DJ Smiles will be joining Aer, Mod Sun, and Cisco Adler on a Northeastern Tour. They’ll be performing in 9 cities, including Montreal and Toronto and Cris Cab will be joining the bill in Boston. Check out the Tour Dates page for more information!

Announcing The State of the Come Up, Vol. 1 Hosted by DJ SMILES

The State of the Come Up, Vol. 1

DJ Smiles and Rebecca have been working on a mixtape with some of Infinite Grind’s very talented friends for the past few months. Today, we’re excited to announce the official artist list: Aer, The Good Husbands, Bramzwig, Cisco Adler Presents, Luke Christopher, HAHA-YO Music, Guy Harrison, Sam Lachow, M.i, Dillon Cooper, Nick Weaver, Jeedy, Raz Simone, Beyond Modern, and Jacob Es.

Stay tuned for more release information. TELL YOUR FRIENDS.

Artwork by Charlie Hudson

Artwork by Charlie Hudson (@CharlieLTriver)

Thank you so much to all of the artists listed above (including their managers, producers, and engineers), Charlie Hudson of Charlie Like The River whom killed the album artwork, Danielle Bushrow for nailing the typography and Grant Nickle for helping with editing. A huge shoutout to the Honeyjawn University team for the sponsorship and support throughout the process.

BYRN & SIR K Release Chex EP

Chex Album Artwork

Chex EP, a beat tape collaboration between Infinite Grind Producers BYRN & Sir K, dropped today! You can download your copy or listen to the tape here. BYRN & Sir Kay are the newest members of the Infinite Grind family and we’re lucky to have them. The future is looking bright for these two, collaboratively and independently! If you’re interested in working with one of Infinite Grind’s producers, shoot us an email via the contact page.

Jeedy Sells out First Headline Show


Last night, Jeedy headlined a show in his hometown at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia with friends, Wings of Apollo. The show sold out presale and we couldn’t be more proud. Jeedy rocked the pack house and went back on stage to collaborate with Wings.


DJ Smiles on The Bright Side Tour


DJ Smiles spent Fall 2012 touring with Aer, David Dallas, and Yonas. From September to October, the guys played 22 shows in 13 states and two countries and celebrated The Bright Side album reaching #1 on iTunes.