REZZ was, quite simply, refreshing.
I find my jetlagged self attempting to find words to put to all that was experienced during her set at Echostage for the Mass Manipulation world tour–and I find myself preoccupied with her energy. Her movement.
She compelled my and the bodies of the packed house dance–like a puppeteer pulling on strings. Hips, left to right. Eyes, closed to absorb the experience. Hands, raised just like my mother listening to a hymnal on Sunday.
There is nothing I love more than watching a DJ get into their set, not just musically, but physically. Nine times out of ten I find artists standing behind the decks, idly staring into the abyss with their eyes glazing over just as quickly as my own are.
But not REZZ. Oh, no, not REZZ.
There is magic in her movement.
Her set was quite seamless, allowing each track to play out before smoothly transitioning to the next. There was not an instance where I glanced over at a friend, unsettled by a wonky transition.
There is no question in my mind as to why REZZ is on, quite literally, everyone’s radars. People who you normally could not drag out to a venue as large, and as packed as Echostage. People who, like me, typically find refuge in the melodic synthwork found in Swedish-made progressive house.
REZZ unites. She reminds me why I love live music so much. The remaining stops of her Mass Manipulation Tour is a must-attend for all music fans–whether they have heard her work before or are just listening in for the first time.