Malaa & Rezz brought their recently-launched Lunatic tour to Denver with a Wednesday night throwdown at Club Vinyl. Both artists have forged a place for themselves in their respective genres with a number of recent high profile releases, and both have an air of mystique about that makes this tour highly-anticipated for fans of house and bass music alike. Rezz, in particular, has a lot of people talking, and for good reason. At 20, she’s already making huge waves and has garnered the support of Owsla and Mau5trap records promising we’ll see a lot more of this bass girl wonder in the future.
The ski-mask clad Frenchman Malaa laid out a hypnotic 1.5 houl mix that showcased his signature “G-house” sound to a packed dancefloor, slipping in a few of his own crowd-pleasers such as Notorious” (which features a prominent sample from Notorious B.I.G.’s “Going Back to Cali”) along the way. Rezz came on masked in her own way: donning a comically-large mask featuring dual gyrating hypnospirals for eyes alongside her recognizable ponytail. She proceeded to lay out an intricate basshouse set dripping with layers and layers of head-nodding beats. Her set featured nods to many other prominent producers and genres (including her co-headliner) with a healthy dose of original material sprinkled in, including the industrial masterpiece she recently dropped entitled “Purple Gusher”.
Author: Uriah Beauchamp