We can’t stop talking about the 21-year-old, Niagara Falls native, REZZ. Hard to believe that, just last summer, she released her first official EP, Insurrection, with us at NEST. But don’t be fooled, she’s come a long way since then and has no intentions of slowing down. Her sound has often been described as slow-paced techno with dubstep elements, and she just remixed one of the hottest tracks in bass music right now, Kill the Noise’s “Without A Trace” featuring the lovely vocalist Stalking Gia.
While fresh on the start of her debut headlining tour, the Rezzurection Tour, and playing nearly every festival this summer across North America, she still found the time to give us some exclusive commentary about her latest mix:
So. I’ve loved his version of the song ever since it came out. I was totally in love with the vocal. I never thought I’d have the opportunity to remix it but I simply asked KTN for the stems and he gave them to me. I wanted to make a more chill approach to the song as that’s how the vocal made me feel. :)
The track opens with a ringing, which feels oddly reminiscent of old film rolls turning over, as she softly transitions into elegant, grand piano chords and guides you into the abyss. Building off the energy of the vocal, she propels you on a journey through cyberspace. As the ominous, thumping kick drum sets in with a series of vocal stutters and dodgy synths, she’ll let go of your hand before you know it and leave you bouncing up-and-down on the grid in the midst of it all.
In its entirety, the remix is a brilliant use of her dark techno design merged with half-time dubstep elements. It’s quite a different approach from REZZ, feeling inexplicably gentle. Although, she has a habit of making you feel safe before her music typically throws you off a cliff.
But don’t be afraid, the girl knows exactly what she’s doing and you’ll enjoy every moment. Stream the track below or grab the free download via OWSLA. Be sure to follow REZZ on SoundCloud and Twitter to keep up with everything else she’s got planned; this is just the very start.