Rinzen lands on iconic German label Steyoyoke in fine ‘Forms’

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One of mau5trap‘s prominent rising stars, Rinzen, has spread his influence across the pond as of late. It began with an emotive “Tragedia” on the UK-based Chapter 24 records. Afterward, he packed his USB crate and traveled alongside deadmau5 on his Euro tour, further solidifying his fanbase overseas. To top off his 2018, he and Evan Casey paired up for the creepingily satisfying “Fractal” on prominent Solée-led imprint Parquet.

This wasn’t the only Berlin card Rinzen had to play; for he’s started his year out on a strong note with a release on none other than the “ethereal techno” institution, Steyoyoke. “Forms” is a piece that feels right at home on the label. It’s rife with eerie and mysterious moog melodies, taking listeners on a journey deep down the rabbit hole that explodes into hellfire at the end. Not to mention, the sound design on “Forms” is on-point; with tight mixing and just the right balance of spaciness and grit. One might even argue it’s one of his finest tracks to date, and that’s a big thing to say considering his entire library is of high caliber.

It’s safe to say that 2019 is looking to be the year of the Rinzen.

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Rinzen crafts a poignant rework of ATTLAS’s ‘Aspen’

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Rinzen is the brand new gift that keeps on giving in the realms of techno and proper progressive house. Through a select number of releases, such as his hard-hitting “Renegade,” and a special appearance at the Mixmag Lab in LA, the burgeoning producer has more than proven his worth on the underground circuit and his fierce drive to carve out his own unique niche within it.

The next development on Rinzen’s end comes in the form of a commissioned remix for”Aspen,” a breakthrough hit from fellow mau5trap member ATTLAS. The original is a sentimental progressive house piece featuring a sample of the Indian national anthem sung by a children’s choir, and made waves among his fans upon its release.

Somehow, “Aspen” is transformed into an even more heart-wrenching piece under Rinzen’s watch as the LA native bolsters the original’s central vocal sample and distinctive hook with hints of analog arpeggios and his signature darkened synths. Each sonic element of the re-work joins together into a poignantly beautiful soundscape – haunting, impactful, and overwhelmingly Rinzen in its general vibe. Given his track record of crafting excellent remixes, it comes as no surprised that such the task of remixing such a dynamic track was entrusted to him by the mau5trap team. Furthermore, his re-work is built up from scratch and made into something completely his own.

“I remember watching ATTLAS’s career unfold on mau5trap back in 2015/2016 and being overcome with envy. Rather than treat it as a negative emotion, however, I looked to it as an internal map, telling me where I wanted to go,” Rinzen explains when discussing the remix. It’s safe to say that the music world became blessed when he decided to follow down the path of music production.

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