REVIEW + PHOTO: REZZ @ THE ROSELAND THEATER, OCTOBER 20 2017
Written by Tariq Abdellatif on October 22, 2017
FFO: Jauz, Deadmau5, Getter, Slushii, Louis The Child
From the instant this show was announced, it was undoubtedly going to be one of the biggest nights for electronic music in Portland. After openers Zeke Beats and Crywolf completed their energetic sets, REZZ took to the stage in front of some intergalactic visuals coming from the Roseland’s back lit LED screens sporting her iconic all black outfit and trippy spinning LED glasses.
The world renounced twenty-year-old from Niagara Falls received a warm welcome from the packed house as her dark sounds hypnotized the crowd. From dubstep to drum and bass, house with a touch of trap, REZZ’ sound selections, including Bassnectar’s “Bass Head” and Gesaffelstien’s “Pursuit,” really convened with REZZ’ unique sound. There were moments that were mesmerising to witness when REZZ dropped some of her new tracks from her new album Mass Manipulation. For example, there wasn’t a mouth in the room that wasn’t open in excitement when she dropped songs like “Premonition” and “Diluted Brains”.
At the end of the night when the house lights went on and the packed crowd members of The Roseland piled out into the streets, there was nothing but excitement and high praise for the events that played out that evening. Portland’s EDM scene was truly hypnotized by Rezz.