Chicago-born, LA-based artist and producer, NEZ, has carved out a unique lane blending house, hip-hop, R&B, and electronic elements, pairing underground dance beats with his own vocals for a singularly dark alternative take on contemporary pop. Having collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Felix da Housecat, A$AP Rocky, Theophilus London, and Schoolboy Q, there’s no telling what his music will sound like. His latest project is a 3-track EP titled CircoLoco Records and NEZ Present CLR 002.
The CircoLoco Records imprint is a collaborative record label project from Rockstar Games and nightlife icons, CircoLoco. The EP perfectly encapsulates the genre-forward approach that has seen CircoLoco become one of the world’s most important dancefloors, a breeding ground for new DJ talent and producers, and a collision point between fashion and dance culture.
The first track, “You Wanna?,” is an energetic, jacking house number with smooth vocals from NEZ as he glides over the warm melody, slapping snares, and heavy bass. “Let’s Get It” is a NEZ-produced hip-hop cut that features powerful bars from Schoolboy Q. This is the second time that ScHoolboy Q and NEZ have linked up on a track. “Freaks” is a collaboration with Moodymann and Gangsta Boo that serves as a bouncy, bass-heavy hip-hop/electronic crossover.
Stream the project below and enjoy!
CircoLoco Records and NEZ Present CLR 002