Rezz

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Rezz
Rezz @ Bonnaroo 2017 (cropped).jpg
Rezz in 2017
Background information
Birth nameIsabelle Rezazadeh
Born (1995-03-28) March 28, 1995 (age 27)
Kharkiv, Ukraine
OriginNiagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsDigital audio workstation
Years active2015–present
Labels
Websiteofficialrezz.com

Isabelle Rezazadeh,[3] (born March 28, 1995; Kharkiv, Ukraine)[5] known by her stage name Rezz (stylized as REZZ), is a Canadian DJ and record producer from Niagara Falls, Ontario.[4][6][7] She released her debut EP, Insurrection in 2015 through OWSLA's sub-label Nest HQ. In 2016, she signed with record label mau5trap, and released follow-ups The Silence is Deafening and Something Wrong Here. On August 4, 2017, Rezazadeh released her debut studio album, Mass Manipulation, with its follow up, Certain Kind of Magic, released in 2018.

Early life[edit]

Ethnically a Persian-Ukrainian, Rezazadeh was born in Ukraine and was raised by her Ukrainian mother and Iranian father, before moving to Canada at a young age.[8] While attending high school, she worked at Hard Rock Cafe at Niagara Falls.[9]

Rezazadeh began DJing at the age of 16, playing music by other artists until she became inspired by a Deadmau5 concert to create her own. She was noticed on a blog by Skrillex, who then followed and sent her a message on Twitter.[10][11][12]

Career[edit]

2015–2016: Extended plays[edit]

In 2015, Rezazadeh started producing music on her laptop in her home in Niagara Falls, Ontario,[13] and uploaded them to SoundCloud. She released Insurrection on Owsla subsidiary, NEST on July 20, 2015. Later that year, she released music on Deadmau5's record label, Mau5trap and her track "Serenity" was featured on the 2015 compilation album We Are Friends, Vol. 4.[14][15][16]

In 2016, Rezazadeh announced her first EP on the music label Mau5trap, The Silence is Deafening, which released on January 22, 2016. This was followed by a second EP release on Mau5trap later that year, Something Wrong Here, on October 7, 2016. The EP charted in the United States, peaking at #19 on the Billboard Dance Charts.[17]

2017–2018: Mass Manipulation and Certain Kind of Magic[edit]

In 2017, Mau5trap announced Rezazadeh's debut full length studio album, Mass Manipulation. On July 7, 2017, A music video for "Relax" was released on Mau5trap's YouTube channel to promote the album's release. A month later, Mass Manipulation was released on digital download stores on August 4, 2017,[18] and on vinyl on October 6, 2017.[19]

In 2018, Mass Manipulation was named the best Electronic Album of the Year at the Juno Awards.[20]

On June 1, 2018, Rezazadeh announced her second studio album, Certain Kind of Magic.[21][22] The album was released on August 3, 2018, through Mau5trap.[23] Its lead single, "Witching Hour", was released on June 4, 2018.[24] The album's second single, "Hex", was made in collaboration with 1788-L and released on June 29, 2018.[25]

2019–present: Beyond the Senses & Spiral[edit]

On May 14, 2019, Rezz announced on Twitter that her EP Beyond the Senses was set for release on July 24.[26][27] She released the single "Dark Age" the following day.[28][29] On June 12, she released a collaboration with the American band Underoath titled "Falling".[30][31] It was accompanied by a music video released the same day,[32][33] as well as an online VR listening party through WaveVR, with VR Arcades across North America and also Otherworld in London taking part in physical events supporting the listening party.[34]

She is profiled in the 2020 documentary film Underplayed,[35] and will perform a DJ set following the film's Canadian premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival.[36]

In 2021, Rezz and deadmau5 collaborated to release a single named "Hypnocurrency" on mau5trap.[37]

Rezz also has made an appearance in Secret Sky 2021, and was announced to be in it as well.[38]

On May 21st, 2021, Rezz collaborated with Dove Cameron to make "Taste of You".[39]

On November 19th, 2021. Rezz released Spiral, her 4th album. [40]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Information Peak chart positions
US
Dance
[41]
US
Heat
[41]
US
Ind.
[41]
Mass Manipulation 16 14 30
Certain Kind of Magic
  • Released: August 3, 2018
  • Label: Mau5trap
  • Formats: Digital download, vinyl
12 8 19
Spiral[42]
  • Released: November 19, 2021
  • Label: Self Released
  • Formats: Digital download
6 13
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Information Charts
US
Dance
[41]
Insurrection
  • Released: July 20, 2015
  • Label: Owsla / NEST HQ
  • Formats: Digital download
The Silence Is Deafening
  • Released: January 22, 2016[43]
  • Label: Mau5trap
  • Formats: Digital download
Something Wrong Here
  • Released: October 7, 2016[44]
  • Label: Mau5trap
  • Formats: Digital download
18
Beyond the Senses
  • Released: July 24, 2019[45]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download, vinyl
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot

[46]
"Alien"
(with Raito)
2016 Non-album singles
"Fourth Impact"
(with K?d)
2017
"Psycho"
(with Isqa)
"I"
"Silent Hill"
"Relax"[47] Mass Manipulation
"Diluted Brains"
"Premonition"
(with Knodis)
"Drugs!"
(with 13)
"Witching Hour" 2018 Certain Kind of Magic
"Hex"
(with 1788-L)[25]
"Flying Octopus"
"Mixed Signals"[48]
(with Blanke)
Non-album single
"Dark Age"[49] 2019 Beyond the Senses
"Falling"
(featuring Underoath)[50]
"Kiss of Death"[51]
(with Deathpact)
"Criminals"[52]
(with Malaa)
Non-album singles
"Hell on Earth"[53]
(with Yultron)
"Into the Abyss"[54]
(with Zeds Dead)
2020
"Someone Else"[55]
(with Grabbitz)
"Orbit"[56]
"Sacrificial"[57][58]
(featuring Pvris)
2021 Spiral
"Hypnocurrency"[59]
(with Deadmau5)
35 Non-album single
"Taste of You"[60]
(featuring Dove Cameron)
Spiral
"Chemical Bond"[61]
(with Deathpact)
"Let Me In"[62]
(with Fknsyd)
"Menace"[63] 2022 Non-album single
"Puzzle Box"[64]
(with Subtronics)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Remixes[edit]

Title Year Original artist(s) Album
"This Is the New Shit" 2015 Marilyn Manson Non-album remixes
"Conquistador" Jean-Michel Jarre and Gesaffelstein
"Without a Trace" 2016 Kill the Noise
"Slip" Deadmau5
"Clear"[65] 2017 No Mana and Zashanell
"I Could Be Anything"[66] 2018 The Glitch Mob (featuring Elohim)
"Divinity"[67] Porter Robinson
"Violence"[68] 2020 Grimes and I_o

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s) Album
"Paranoid" 2016 Alison Honey Something Wrong Here
"Relax" 2017 Tyler Hynes Mass Manipulation
"Premonition"
(with knodis)
Luis Colindres
"Flying Octopus" 2018 Aoífe Doyle and Stefan Grambart Certain Kind of Magic
"Falling"
(Featuring Underøath)
2019 Colin G. Cooper Beyond the Senses
"Taste of You"
(Featuring Dove Cameron)
2021 Felicity Jayn Heath Spiral
"Let Me In"
(with Fknsyd)
2021 Biagio Musacchia Spiral
"Out Of My Head"
(with Shadow Cliq)
2022 Ruben Frosali Spiral

Awards and nominations[edit]

Juno Awards[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
2018 Juno Awards Electronic Album of the Year Mass Manipulation Won [20]
2019 Juno Awards Electronic Album of the Year Certain Kind of Magic Nominated [69]
2020 Juno Awards Electronic Album of the Year Beyond the Senses Won [70]

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