Rezz as has been making quite the name for herself on the Electronic Music scene for a while now. With a new EP, Something Wrong Here, coming out on October 7th that promises to display her dark gritty growls she is not to be over looked.
I had the chance to sit with Rezz for a moment just before her set at Life is Beautiful Festival and she could not be a nicer woman to talk to. With no signs of preset jitters Rezz was ready to show Las Vegas what she can do and as far as I am concerned she did just that. Rezz dropped what I would consider to be a top 5 set of the festival. I was lost in a hypnotic trance during her daytime set so you can be sure I will be at her next late night set the next time she rolls through the LA area.
Here is what Rezz had to say:
I saw you at Hard Summer and now here at Life is Beautiful Festival; as an artist how different is festival life compared to smaller shows?
It’s very different, when you are playing festivals with other artists the chances are not everyone will know you so you can walk around and not everyone will recognize you. When you play smaller shows the people there have paid to see you and they know who you are.
I feel you have a distinct sound. Is that something you are trying to develop intentionally?
I wouldn’t say I sit there and try to make something dark its more what naturally comes out of me. Me as a person I am a very happy person for the most part. My music doesn’t depend on my mood. My music comes from my vision. Here at a festival I will play some really heavy tracks to keep it up beat but if you come to a late night set you are going to hear the weirdest, darkest, kind of slow, groovy, chill, head bobbing music.
What was the inspiration behind The Deafening?
I think it just came out of me naturally like most other songs do. A few of those songs were newer songs. I think Lost and Edge were some of the newer songs but Methodology was like a year old and then I released it as part of the EP. For example, I have this other EP coming out called something wrong here. It is a six track EP, called Something Wrong Here, and every song is totally different, very dark and un comparable.
When does the new EP drop?
October 7th… I am just hyped man… for a couple reasons, I mean I love the sound and I dig the music but also because the branding behind the EP, the artwork is just ridiculous. The artwork of the EP itself is going to draw attention the EP. The artwork is just in your face and the coolest shit I have ever seen in my life.
Since then the artwork has been released and I agree… It is bad ass.
(Since the interview she has released the artwork and here it is)
What is it like to work with the guys over at Mau5trap?
They have definitely been really helpful in my career. If not for them I would not have played Tomorrowland this year, or tour with Deadmau5, they released some EP's of mine and now this New EP. They have raised my credibility. Maustrap is a very respectable label that does not just release anything they release what they think is quality.