If you're even slightly apart of the electronic dance music community right now, there's a good chance you have probably heard the name Rezz. Over the last two years, this alien has found her way to earth's EDM scene and seems to be taking over with quite an invasion strategy. Rezz's sound is quite difficult to explain, but we'll give it a shot. Imagine that you are walking through the woods and suddenly a flying saucer finds it's way overhead. The flying saucer beams down a light which lifts you into the air and knocks you out. You awake to find yourself surrounded by beings which you do not recognize, however they are surprisingly acting in the same manner which humans normally do. They're playing pool, having a good time, and just hanging out. Shocked by the entire scene you stand up off of the table and one of them hands you what seems to be a piece of alien currency. That same creature politely flags you towards a jukebox of some kind. You insert the currency, and all of a sudden a song of the likes you've never even come close to hearing begins to blare out of the speakers. That song is Rezz, and now you're dancing with a bunch of aliens and you've lost full control of your body.
Luckily for dance music fans, they don't have to go through the whole alien abduction process in order to get the full Rezz experience. The last few weeks, Rezz has been on tour all throughout the United States bringing her Mass Manipulation Experience to fans all over the country. Philadelphia's Cult of Rezz was lucky enough to have the tour stop through the Electric Factory, one of the best venues in the city, this past Friday for a heavy dose of their favorite alien. The night started with a set from up and coming house name Drezo who warmed the room perfectly. His combination of future house, bass house, trap, and even a little dubstep did wonders for the crowd who came out early to make sure they had a good spot to see the one of the queens of EDM right now.
As Rezz took the stage, the crowd roared with cheers and admiration. Rezz's famous goggles seemed to light up the room with a sense of wonder, excitement, and anticipation that fed from the crowd onto her stage. With her first song, she began her annihilation of the crowd dropping some of her biggest originals in the beginning of the set. These originals seemed to incite quite the riot within the crowd, and the room filled with an electric energy iridescent of her presence in electronic music as a whole. Her dedicated fans couldn't seem to get enough of her, this came without surprise. As her set went on, she began to drop songs from all over the electronic dance music universe. Everything from Bassnectar to Moody Good to Virtual Riot to Pretty Lights was featured in this set. However, only a few of these songs brought out a proper crowd reaction, and it was Rezz's originals that took the trophy.
Leaving the venue, the talk had already began trying to figure out when attendees would have another chance to see her. If that isn't a successful night for an artist, we don't know what is. Hats off to you Rezz, we hope to see you again soon as well!