Canadian bass music legend and HypnoVizion label head Rezz and rocktronic artist Grabbitz have reunited for their second collaborative single ‘Signal’. The latest in a string of goth-inspired releases from the producer/DJ, ‘Signal’ serves as the second single off Rezz’s forthcoming ‘IT’S NOT A PHASE’ EP, due out this summer.
The anticipated follow up to ‘Someone Else’, their 2020 hit that peaked at #1 and #10 on Canada and US alternative radio charts and amassed over 40 million streams on Spotify, ‘Signal’ is a harmonious fusion of Rezz and Grabbitz’s shared electronic-meets-rock tendencies. Wrought with emotional angst and grungy tones, ‘Signal’ synthesizes their punk aesthetic in sonic and lyrical form. Instantly captivating with its edgy originality, ‘Signal’ swells with Rezz’s dynamic builds and haunting midtempo drops as Grabbitz weaves a tale of torment as he sings, “I’m still waiting for a signal from you”.
Embracing the distinct elements of rock and electronic music, ‘Signal’ fortifies the nostalgic references and cross-genre impulses present throughout Rezz’s upcoming ‘IT’S NOT A PHASE’ EP. ‘Signal’ continues Rezz’s mission to bridge the gap between rock and bass music, a sound that draws inspiration from the punk bands of her teen years and the modern electronic influences that have sonically defined her.
Regarding the track, Rezz says, “This second collaboration with Grabbitz confirmed that we need to make WAY more music together. It’s the perfect blend between punk and mid-tempo and I couldn’t be more stoked. I think day one fans will enjoy this, as well as new punk fans!”
Grabbitz adds, “It’s hard to top the feeling that ‘Someone Else’ gives, but I speak for both of us in saying I think we did.”
Isabelle Rezazadeh, AKA Rezz, made her massive 2015 debut on Skrillex’s label OWSLA and has since racked up tens and millions of streams, sold out legendary venues and headlined top festivals around the world. Her sound oozes with originality, striking a balance between bass heavy and minimalist tech production. In recent years she’s graced the cover of Billboard, earned the JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year for her ‘Beyond the Senses’ EP, and in 2022 launched her own label imprint HypnoVizion.
Her forthcoming EP taps into Rezz’s darker roots, embracing the edgy, shadowy sounds reminiscent of her deep rooted love of punk and emo rock.