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REZZ Releases Hypnotic Debut Album 'Mass Manipulation'

Rezz Mass Manipulation

The wait is finally over; REZZ’s debut album Mass Manipulation is here, and it’s everything fans were hoping for. In just two years, Isabelle Rezazadeh has taken the world by storm, cultivating her own brand of dark, pumping electronic music. The undefinable characteristics of REZZ’s music allow her to stand out from the crowd and have contributed to her ever-growing, cult following of fans. Drawing elements from such genres as underground techno, hard house, and bass music, Mass Manipulation stays true to REZZ’s distinct style and solidifies her position in a category of her own. 

Mass Manipulation encapsulates the hypnotic aura REZZ creates both in her music and in her live sets. If you haven’t seen her perform live, take “Relax,” the first track off the album, as an example, and check out the video for that to get a better idea. Another common element in her music are the broken-sounding synth arpeggios we can hear in tracks like “Diluted Brains” and “Synesthesia.” The eerie, bass-heavy drops in tracks like “Green Gusher” aren’t all REZZ has to offer though; “Ascension,” for example, presents as a dark future bass tune, reminiscent of some of Porter Robinson’s work, “DRUGS!” hits us with dubstep-esque wobbling bass and bright percussion, and “Premonition” infuses REZZ’s style with acid house vibes.

Mass Manipulation takes REZZ’s production chops to another level and shows her versatility in incorporating her style into many different formats. From start to finish, we are hypnotized by haunting melodies and energetic breakdowns, unwilling to escape the dire yet captivating atmosphere REZZ has created. Her supporting tour begins in two days and will be making its way from Canada to the U.S. throughout August and September. Check out Mass Manipulation, out now via mau5trap, grab tickets for the tour here, and enjoy!

Rezz - Mass Manipulation

Mau5trap Celebrates 10 Years With Impressive 'Ten Year Anniversary' Compilation

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It’s been an epic 10 years for Mau5trap, deadmau5’s successful label that has remained one of the most respected imprints in the industry throughout the years. Today the label celebrated a decade of innovative music with a 33-track Ten Year Anniversary compilation, featuring a roster brimming with talent.

The compilation spans genres, from techno to electro house to dubstep and more. Mau5trap legends Feed Me and deadmau5 himself contribute a few tracks along with REZZ, one of Mau5trap’s newest artists and one of the freshest faces in the industry today. A few other unexpected producers brought their talents to the compilation, such as Excision and Messinian with an intense, bass-heavy track “X Rated” and Noisia with an experimental original “Tommy’s Theme.” Beyond these familiar names, the offering features a host of rising talent for those looking to follow some new artists. Check out the full Ten Year Anniversary compilation below and enjoy!

Mau5trap Ten Year Anniversary | iTunes

Feed Me Returns To deadmau5’s Label With Impressive New ‘Existential Crisis” EP Ft. Kill The Noise & More

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After over half a year of flying under the radar, Feed Me is back with the much-anticipated release of his Existential Crisis EP, out today on Deadmau5’s label, Mau5trap. The EP’s release comes just a couple of days after Feed Me’s most recent single off of the project, also titled “Existential Crisis,” went live. The rest of the EP goes toe to toe with this first impressive track, featuring dynamic songs and truly masterful production.

Although Existential Crisis is dominated by the electro house genre, a host of other influences make their subtle appearances here and there. The offering pushes the limit throughout with energized tracks like “Shell Pet” and “Beans Baxter,” and it even achieves an emotional depth with atmospheric elements like the ones found in “Starcrash.” The EP ends on an unforgettable note with “Crazy Maybe,” a massive collaboration with Kill The Noise and Anjulie that utilizes snarling synths and distorted vocals to tie the project together impeccably. Existential Crisis no doubt fits in perfectly on Mau5trap, and is a formidable piece of work from start to finish. Stream the full EP below and enjoy!

Feed Me - Existential Crisis | Purchase

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