Rezz with BlackGummy B2B No Mana
REZZ is a DJ/Producer based out of Niagara Falls, Canada. At only 20 years old, her unique spin on underground Techno has caught the ears of Deadmau5 & Skrillex, and made her a hot topic on music blogs & publications around the world often hailing her as “Girlsaffelstein”. Having built a following through a series of free releases on SoundCloud, REZZ’s debut label release ’Serenity’ came out June 2015 by request of Mau5trap records boss Deadmau5. Her penchant for dark, eerie atmospheric tracks that exhibit maturity far beyond her young age is what caught the ear of Skrillex and led to her follow up 3 track ‘Insurrection EP’ on his NEST imprint. REZZ’s ever-evolving and idiosyncratic electro sound is only getting bigger as proven with her most recent EP release on Mau5trap “The Silence is Deafening”.
After joining the roster at AM Only, REZZ has secured herself a spot on major festivals including Tomorrowland, HARD Day of the Dead, Something Wicked, Sunset Music Festival, Ever After, Mysteryland, and HolyShip! among others. Her sound is as unique as her live show experience, where she is gaining a cult like following with every passing show. Having already garnered so much attention so quickly, the stage is set for REZZ to explode around the world.
BlackGummy began as the brainchild of Los Angeles-based producer Iman Marouf. Marouf discovered the entity called “BlackGummy” in 2013 during a trip to the Middle East and Asia, and instantly formed a unique and inseparable bond with the alien-like idol. Since their first meeting, the producer and the entity have virtually conjoined into an indivisible whole, never leaving one another’s side.
Trained by Steve Duda, the legendary sound engineer (who counts mau5trap head honcho deadmau5 among his frequent collaborators) and creator of the Serum VST, BlackGummy consistently showcases his unique prowess for employing a wide variety of entirely original sounds in his songs. A graduate of the Icon Collective music production school in Burbank, CA, BlackGummy and Duda met via the school’s mentorship program, where his apprenticeship under the venerable sound engineer helped to hone the young producer’s sound design and engineering skills. That is when BlackGummy started beta testing the Serum VST for Duda (and is accordingly listed in the VST’s credits, along with deadmau5 himself).
BlackGummy has an obsessive fascination for sound design and music production. He views his productions as checkpoints in a tireless quest to improve his mastery of this skill, routinely spending 15 hours a day honing his craft. In 2015, mau5trap discovered BlackGummy, and immediately recognized his unique prowess for production and sound design. Later that year, the label released BlackGummy’s first original — “Lullaby” — on mau5trap’s We Are Friends compilation, which Earmilk called a “can’t miss.” Most recently, in February 2016, mau5trap released BlackGummy’s debut EP titled “Singularity,” inspired by the concept of “technological singularity,” which Dancing Astronaut praised as “an intriguing artistic vision,” which “moves uninhibited from dark industrial to uplifting progressive, challenging the notion that producing one style necessitates ignoring the other.”
Since the implicit convergence of the producer’s and idol’s identities into one amalgamation, BlackGummy spends almost all of his time locked away, with the idol, in his in-home studio, crafting new productions that attempt to lend a voice to the silent idol. He only withdraws from his studio in rare instances: first, to perform alongside the idol in nightclubs and music venues, and second, to search the four-corners of the Earth for more clues as to the idol’s origins. His fascination with the latter arose from a Latin inscription that lay emblazoned beside the idol when he first discovered it.
The quote read, “In perpetuum, salutem in omnibus locis; In omni loco, in omni tempore.”
As the production wizard from Southern California, No Mana has been practising musical alchemy and sculpting a craft that has never seen the light of day. However, with the work let loose in the recent days, his music has gotten to the best of Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis and many more. In just under a year, he begins to release his material under mau5trap and shows the world what he’s all about – voltaic electro house with influences from various four-to-the-floor genres, and styles from different years and stages of electronic music.
GhstCmplx (Ghost Complex) has become a name more and more frequently seen on flyers for the last year, playing at such venues as Avalon Hollywood, Exchange LA, and Avec Nightclub to name a few. Over the last two years this LA based Producer/DJ has been the soundtrack for many party goers and clubber's nights. Born in the bay area and raised on the east coast where he was introduced to electronic music, he decided at a young age that he wanted to produce dance music and play in night clubs. Once he moved back to the West Coast his unique style started to develop, keeping true to his underground roots and being able to bring that vibe to more commercial environments. Playing everything from Progressive/ Electro House to Minimal and Techno.