‘IT’S NOT A PHASE’ is the latest project from Canadian midtempo mastermind REZZ, a goth-inspired, rocktronic EP that will thrill both dance and alternative fans alike. With collaborations from rock/alt heavyweights such as Silverstein, Grabbitz, Tim Henson of Polyphia, and Johnny Goth, REZZ pushes far beyond the boundaries of midtempo bass music. The collaborations ‘Embers’, ‘Signal’, and ‘Blurry Eyes’ seamlessly integrate powerful rock vocals and instruments with her signature sound. Focus track ‘Dreamstate’ akin to the massive emo hits of the 2000s but with a strikingly modern, heavy bassline only REZZ would dream up. This EP is the next stage in the evolution of REZZ as she skillfully welcomes us to her “goth era”.
“With this goth EP, I’ve really encapsulated some of my early inspiration musically before I even got into dance music. I grew up listening to bands exclusively, and over time developed an understanding of what it was about those songs that I loved. Lots of use of guitar, eerie melodies and distorted basses – this is a blend between sounds I’m known for while also expanding on my range with using new vocal styles & instruments.” – REZZ
28 year-old Canadian DJ/ producer Isabelle Rezazadeh AKA REZZ has racked up tens of millions of streams, sold out legendary venues, and headlined top festivals around the world. She oozes originality and produces genre-bending electronic works, striking a sharp balance between bass-heavy and minimal tech compositions. Her first independent project – the adventurous ‘Beyond the Senses’ EP – was released in 2019 and garnered praise from Alternative Press, SPIN, and Billboard who called it “her most impactful project to date” and went on to receive The JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year in 2020. She graced the cover of Billboard’s 2019 Dance Issue and has been attributed as being at the forefront of the dance and rock music crossover. 2020 marked a banner year for the product who released her first single through RCA Records ‘Someone Else’ with Grabbitz which has garnered over 50 million streams worldwide and reached #15 on Alt Radio in the US and #1 in Canada. Alternative Press praised the song upon its release, including it as the lead track in their weekly playlist. They called the video “another high point in REZZ’s canon,” saying, “…the song evokes a sinister groove that will appeal to dance music devotees as well as industrial rivetheads…“ REZZ is heavily featured in a documentary called ‘Underplayed,’ available on Amazon Prime Video, which highlights the current issues female DJs face in the dance industry.