Haezer nabs international release deal
South African electro producer Haezer will release his new six-track EP, 'The Wrong Kid Died', on DIM MAK Records worldwide.
As one of the top exports of the SA electonic dance scene, voted fourth best South African DJ by DJMAG, Haezer has established himself as a leader in the bass-heavy electro genre which has gained wide spread popularity in dance clubs around the world.
With his maxim 'Commercial Music is Dead', Haezer has traversed the world promoting the underground and being a part of the wheel that has turned to give this genre the deserved mass recognition it receives today.
With three headlining tours to Australia, his upcoming fifth tour of Europe, and two top 30 Electro House Beatport singles, Haezer is proving to be an artist worth keeping an eye on.
That's underlined by the 14 August release of 'The Wrong Kid Died' EP on Steve Aoki's label, DIM MAK Records. The EP features iconic South African vocalists Tumi (Tumi and the Volume), Circe, Francois van Coke and Hunter Kennedy of Fokofpolisiekar, Mike Zietsman of PH FAT, and Evil Boy most noted for his collaborations with Die Antwoord.
The EP steps away from overly distorted synths and giving spotlight to clean heavy bass rhythms combined with varied synth melodies and a return to vocal collaborations.
"This EP is very different from anything I've done before," says Haezer. "It's six tracks I've been working on for almost a year and it's not your typical bangers. Yes, it will definitely bang on the dance floor, but with this EP I wanted to just do whatever I wanted with no constrictions or guidelines.
"I've noticed how the hype around music has become bigger than the music itself. 'The Wrong Kid Died' refers to music being the 'kid' who died and 'hype' is still alive..."
The EP will be followed by the single 'Two Face' that will be coming out on Birth Records in November 2012 as his first official UK release.
His recent trip to the UK saw him co-headlining his debut London performance at club KOKO alongside Crookers and Alex Metric hosted by The Playground and Mad Decent.
Haezer returns to Europe in October for his two month The Wrong Kid Died Tour to promote the release and also plans to film his first ever tour documentary.
Date Posted : 06 Jul 2012