Despite having only first delved into Ableton in November of 2013, Isabelle Rezazadeh had accomplished more by the end of last year than a majority of producers do in a lifetime. We dubbed REZZ as our “Breakout Artist of 2016,” not because she hadn’t yet broken through to a substantial following, but because her prolific output and indelibly authentic sound gave us a pleasant premonition that far bigger things remained on her horizon.
In the first half of 2017, Rezazadeh has proven this forecast to be resoundingly accurate. At 22 years old, the Canadian producer has now performed coveted slots at Ultra, EDC, and Bonnaroo. She’s orchestrated an international headlining tour with enough gravitas to recruit such impressive supporting acts as The M Machine, EPROM, and Haywyre. But, most impressively, she’s shaken the dance music realm anticipation for her debut studio album, Mass Manipulation.
Over the course of the past month, REZZ has released a new track from her forthcoming mau5trap LP each Friday at Midnight (Eastern Time), satiating fans as they await its release date of August 4. Thus far, the artist has released two of her recent set staples, “Relax” and “Diluted Brains.”
With only hours remaining until the official release of her third single, REZZ has been gracious enough to treat the “Cult” earlier than usual, providing an advance stream of “Premonition.” Featuring the work of esoteric dark horse producer Knodis, Rezazadeh’s newest single follows the pervasive trend of its album predecessors. That is to say, “Premonition,” like “Relax” and “Diluted Brains,” stands out stylistically from her existing work, while also adhering to the sonic traits that have led her catalogue to gain its vast momentum.
More so than any of REZZ’s prior releases this year, “Premonition” recalls the essence of her most widely-acknowledged influence . The slick, yet aggressive bass lines which occupy the single’s initial segment evoke palpable Gesaffelstein sensibilities, which are notably flavored by further French supporting samples (à la Justice). As the song progresses, it continues to evolve, both in terms of structure and composition, ultimately blending her and Knodis’ inspirations with their innate stylistic tendencies.
Each release from the forthcoming album comes alongside exclusive merchandise, available for preorder here.
Featured image via Rukes. In-text image via Tessa Paisan.