REZZ is finally here with her highly anticipated EP, Beyond the Senses. The Canadian DJ and producer has released the compilation following the world premiere, which took place yesterday in Virtual Reality thanks the her partnership with WaveXR. Listeners tuned in to Twitch, Facebook and YouTube, where they were fully immersed in the world of Beyond the Senses.
Now, the six track EP is out in full, and REZZ enlists an eclectic cast of collaborators to give the EP versatile appeal. Collaborators include Deathpact, Underoath, and EDDIE among others, and each song is part of the EP’s larger sonic story. Included also are the much talked-about singles leading up to the project, “Falling” and “Kiss Of Death.”
REZZ will be embarking upon a Beyond the Senses tour where fans can see her perform the EP live. To see if she is coming to a city near you, fans can look here at her tour dates.
REZZ‘ latest installment from her EP Beyond the Senses comes in the form of an electro-inspired collaboration with metal band Underoath. True to form, the song is a midtempo steamroller riddled with heavy bass. However, “Falling” is ultimately a departure from the typical REZZ style in that her collaboration with Underoath and the addition of lyrics through the entirety of the song give the track a more punk-rock feel.
At this year’s EDC Las Vegas, REZZ debuted the track with Underoath’s drummer, Aaron Gillespie. The trend of live instruments on stage during DJ sets is gaining momentum, and this collaboration of metal and electronic was a delicious success. “Falling” seems a celebratory blend of headbanging through the ages laced with that dark REZZ signature.
All paths lead to success for REZZ, as the release of “Falling” comes after her “Dark Age” (also from Beyond the Senses) was featured on NBA finals promo video. The DJ has been on a hot streak since she stepped on the scene and only seems to be accelerating.
REZZ put her transcontinental cult (and undoubtedly a few unsuspecting victims) in a beautifully bemused trance this past May at the annual Las Vegas installment of Electric Daisy Carnival.
This particular witching hour is full of unearthly surprises, like warped bludgeons of wonky, free-form bass, titillating transitions (see Linkin Park “One Step Closer” into “Alien,” near the midpoint) even a nasty dose of drumstep. And you can bet your bottom dollar it’s a real REZZ riot when you hear the crowd sing along to the lyric-less, diabolical bass rhythm of “Edge.”
REZZ also took the opportunity to invite Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie, whom she’s formerly expressed interest in working with, onstage to perform their forthcoming collaborative track, “Falling.” The unreleased song appears on the official tracklist for REZZ’s impending EP, Beyond The Senses.
Kayzo has come full circle on his latest release, linking with veteran metal band, Underoath on a new single, “WASTED SPACE.” The track’s cutting vocals are accompanied by running guitar that quickly dives into full screamo territory. Punk-inspired percussion elements build the anticipation, culminating in headbang-primed guttural screams from Underoath’s lead vocalist Spencer Chamberlain. The complementary nature of bass music and post-hardcore rock create an ideal crossover environment for the unadulterated dance-punk mayhem that Kayzo crafts on his latest.
The Florida-native metal titans were an inspiration to a younger Kayzo during his days as a hockey player. Says Kayzo,
“When I was told of the opportunity to work with Underoath, it brought me back to my hockey days prior to music. Their album They’re Only Chasing Safety was on heavy rotation for me during my athletic career.”
The new single follows Kayzo’s “FAKE FAKE FAKE,” which features the emo stylings of Italian punk rock band XO Sad. The Icon Collective graduate was also enlisted by Papa Roach to do a re-work to their massively popular, “Last Resort,” earlier this year, and reps for the Houston-born DJ suggest Kayzo has a lot more rock-influenced electronic material in the chamber.