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If You Like Rezz…

lonely palace

As I mentioned last year, Rezz was my #1 act of 2017. Click the link to read my full review of what I witnessed from her last year. If you like Rezz, you’re probably into some pretty experimental sounds. I’d like to guess if you like dubstep, heavy metal, or emo music, you might relate to the underlying message in her music. It’s dark, yes, but sometimes you can find the best color in the darkest of places. The artist’s dilemma. I love dark, complex sound design. Simple as that.

Since this is one of my favorite types of electronic music these days, my ears are listening for that vibe and joy I got from Rezz in 2017. I stumbled upon this artist lonely palacewho is the label co-founder and CEO of Sol Noir Records. The label has released two “Artist Showcases” that I found truly impressive, making my Rezz ears single with delight. The record label’s aim is to defy genres while bringing a raw and emotive sound into the electronic music scene.

The first “Artist Showcase” was lonely palace’s. His sound design and tempo reminded me of Rezz’ with darker undertones. There are a lot of reverse audio uses that create a whirlwind effect on the sound I thought was really cool on SLOWDANCE. After that, I listened through the entire project and let the industrial percussion and unique bass sounds take me over. I LIKE MY GIRLS BBW reminds me a bit of um..

The second “Artist Showcase” was by labelmate hubstcyHis style is a bit more uplifting; however, it carries a similar tempo with a lot of versatility in his tracks. There are elements of house, industrial, trap, dubstep, and future bass.  He did an official remix for Morgan Page’s single The Longest Road in this project as well. The sounds in this remix are super dirty, and to be more specific, slimy. There is a bit more of a straightforward house arrangement when compared to the more unique arrangement style from lonely palace.

If you love sound design and super unique stuff. I bet you’ll be intrigued.


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Chris Stack

After graduating from Kenyon College, Chris Stack joined a branding and marketing startup, BrandYourself (as seen on SharkTank), in New York City. After leading the company to grow past profitability as a leading account manager, Chris set his sights on his passion: music. He currently runs his own LLC in New York City, helping musicians in the city with their online presence and marketability. A native of the Washington DC area, Chris Stack's passions and hobbies include music production (8 years on Ableton), marketing, baseball (Mets), football (Ravens), Netflix n chillin, and the experience economy.

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