Rezz has always traveled in her own lane. Her trippy visuals, music, and iconic light-up glasses set her sets apart from any other artist at the festival. When Rezz steps on stage we are transported to a dimension filled with shinning red lights and music that would make aliens question their existence.
Katie Bain of Billboard recently sat down with Rezz for an interview and asked 20 questions regarding her new single, the influence of Deadmau5, and her personal Twitter account. Here are ten of our favorite questions and responses.
What’s the first album or piece of music you bought for yourself, and what was the medium?
First CD I bought was Green Day’s American Idiot. Green Day was the first band I felt passionate about and actually cared about buying their music.
What was the first song you ever made?
There was this song I made called “Break It,” and it’s nowhere to be found now. It was a weird techno 126 BPM track that I made just messing around.
If you had to recommend one album for someone looking to get into electronic music, what would you give them?
I would recommend deadmau5’s 4×4=12. It’s probably one of the first pieces of music that inspired me.
What’s the first electronic music show that really blew your mind?
Definitely Skrillex at Fort York in downtown Toronto for his Full Flex Express Tour. It was mind-blowing, and I was screaming the whole time.
What’s the wildest show you’ve ever played, and why?
It’s hard to say exactly, but in general I would say the EDC festivals would be the wildest. Whether it be EDC Mexico or EDC Las Vegas, I’m always screaming onstage as I play to a sea of ants.
Who’s been your most important career mentor, and why?
I would say either deadmau5 or Porter Robinson. They both made their own sound/brand and really created a world within their music.
Your new track is called “Sacrificial.” What’s the biggest sacrifice you’ve had to make in order to do what you do?
Learning to produce music is very time consuming, so I’ve had to use more of my time focusing on my music rather than socializing. Now that I know what I’m doing I don’t have this issue anymore, but when I was learning I was a lot more isolated.
What’s been the hardest part of being off the road during the pandemic? The best part?
The hardest part of being off the road is that I miss having a schedule of things to continuously look forward to. The best part, however, is that I’m able to fully relax and have more time to make music.
What’s one thing you’d like your fans to know about you?
My fans always know a lot about me. [laughs] I want my fans to know that I have a personal Twitter called @sunglasssister.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to aspiring producers?
My advice would be to stay focused and disciplined with making music. The only way to really see progress is to fully dive in and make it a top priority.
Hope you enjoyed learning more about one of dance music’s treasures! Rezz dedication to her craft and spread of positivity has helped make our community a better place.
Check out the full Billboard article here.