DJ Heavygrinder

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DJ Heavygrinder
DJ Heavygrinder at FSC 2008.jpeg
DJ Heavygrinder at the 2008 Florida Supercon.
Background information
Birth name Bobbie Merveille
Also known as DJ Heavygrinder, HG, Bobbie HG
Born Seattle, Washington, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Electronica, drum and bass, dubstep, electro house, indie, trance
Occupation(s) Disc jockey
Instruments Turntable, Sampler, Mixer
Years active 2000–present
Labels BugEyed Records

Bobbie Merveille[1] better known by her stage name DJ Heavygrinder, is an American disc jockey.[2]


Heavygrinder was born in Seattle, Washington to an American father and a Japanese mother.[3][4][5] She was raised in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture, where she lived until the age of 14. While in her teens, her parents decided that she would receive education in America.[6] She soon got involved in the art of DJing after returning to the US.[7][8][9][10] In regards to this period, DJ Heavygrinder stated:

The genres of music she plays are house, electronica, indie, and trance.[12] Her musical mentors and strongest influences include The Prodigy, Jamiroquai, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Daft Punk.[13] When questioned about her sound, she stated:

Although she worked as an actress during her years in Japan, she has very little or no interest in acting. In several interviews, she has stated:

DJ Heavygrinder also performed at AnimeMatsuri in Houston,TX in March 2011, as well as March 2014.



  • Eternity (2008)

Personal life[edit]

DJ Heavygrinder currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is married to fellow producer and DJ, Katfyr.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Google+ Profile". Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Eternity: DJ HeavyGrinder SF CD Release party". SF Station. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ "DJ Heavygrinder". 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  4. ^ Arber, Jason. "DJ Heavygrinder (interview)". Pixelsurgeon. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Dj HeavyGrinder Bio/Home Page". Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  6. ^ WWS Magazine | New Hip Hop Daily, R&B, Urban Music, Entertainment, Tips, Advice, Artist Tools & More!
  7. ^ "The Asian Fantasy DJ Heavy Grinder". 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  8. ^ "DJ Heavygrinder Interview". J-Pop World. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  9. ^ "DJ HeavyGrinder in New York Elevate Nightclub". New York Press. February 27, 2009. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Heavygrinder". Archived from the original on September 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  11. ^ "J-Pop World - DJ Heavygrinder interview". 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  12. ^ Roger Johansson (2009-05-31). "DJ HeavyGrinder ~ email interview". Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  13. ^ a b "Q&A with DJ HeavyGrinder". Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  14. ^

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