DJ REZZ doesn’t see ‘Something Wrong Here’


Vanessa Lovett

Isabelle Rezazadeh, also known as DJ REZZ, will perform at Concord Music Hall, located at 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., on Oct. 22. She plans to perform songs from her recently released EP. 

By Arts & Culture Reporter

Isabelle Rezazadeh, also known as REZZ, is an up-and-coming DJ from Niagara Falls, Ontario. On Oct. 7, she released her EP, Something Wrong Here, via mau5trap Records, a label created by deadmau5. She will perform songs from her new EP at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave., during her show Oct. 22.

The Chronicle spoke with Rezazadeh to discuss her new release, growing up in Canada and succeeding in the electronic music scene at a young age.

THE CHRONICLE: How did you become interested in  dance music?

ISABELLE REZAZADEH: I initially became interested because I was obsessed with deadmau5’s music and his entire brand—like his live visuals. That inspired me, initially. Once I started producing music, I took my own route and did my own version. I have always liked dance music, and it was only a matter of time before I found my own sound and my own style. Now, here I am with a very clear vision of exactly what I want. 

What is it like being a 21-year-old in the music industry?

By nature, humans want to succeed at a younger age. Whether it would have happened now, five years down the line, or even later, I still would be super thankful. I am just happy that it happened sooner because I am about to make a point to my parents quicker than I anticipated. They were obviously wondering “What is she doing in the basement 24/7 working on music and not hanging out with anybody or working?” I felt like I had to prove myself very fast, and I worked really hard. The next thing [I knew], things started happening, and now my parents obviously support me like crazy. 

What can audiences expect from your live performances? 

They can expect crazy new visuals. I  just got new ones made for me. They can expect a very unique vibe that is dizzying, hypnotic, heavy and strange. I still consider myself in the beginning stages of that—not the very beginning—and I still have a lot of room to grow. Already, my fans understand exactly the kind of vibes that I want to be giving off. 

How did the electronic music scene in Canada affect your own music?

Toronto is a huge reason for my inspiration, and I think that is a lot of the reason I have such a devoted fan base from Toronto because they get it, and they get where I came from. They understand why I am inspired by the stuff I am because they obviously are from Toronto, and they understand where I possibly could have gotten some of the inspiration musically. 

What was it like to have deadmau5  release your EP with his record label?

It was awesome. I released my other EP and a couple singles on mau5trap, and they continue to support me. It just gives my music a home. It gives it a really good platform on a reputable label. I could not be happier.

How was the response of your newest EP, Something Wrong Here?

It’s been getting a really good response. In general, it’s sick. I’m proud of [the EP]. It is a milestone.