20-year-old producer Isabelle Rezazadeh aka Rezz was churning shadowy Gesaffelstein-esque techno out of her Niagara Falls home until she caught the attention of Skrillex. The mega-producer's NEST label will release her debut EP on July 20, and the three-track project is available for streaming on The FADER as of today.
In an email to The FADER, Rezz described the EP as being inspired by "dark/sketchy" and "downtown alleyway" vibes. "All three tracks work well together because they are all very dark, rhythmic and hypnotic, which is basically the vibe I’m after for most of my work," she wrote. Get into Insurrection below.
Rezz's track-by-track breakdown of Insurrection EP: "The first song I created on the EP was 'Lucifer.' I wanted to create a track that works well on the dance floor, yet still exhibits the dark/sketchy vibes that I am deeply inspired by. 'Plague' and 'Rush' were made in the same week. of the two, plague was created first. I was feeling extremely driven by slower deeper rhythms and I really took the whole 'less is more' approach for that tune. 'Rush' is around the same BPM as Plague, however it turned out to be a more intense track—I had a clear vision for the tune and it came out a little crazier than I expected; I was very inspired by downtown alleyway vibes. All three tracks work well together because they are all very dark, rhythmic and hypnotic—which is basically the vibe I’m after for most of my work."