Ominous Music Queen Rezz talks tattoos and cars
Isabelle Rezazadeh, better known behind the decks as Rezz, is world famous for her dark and minimal production. She is often seen playing with hypnotic spiral glasses that leave listeners mesmerized by her disturbing, slow and at times serious sound, best seen in her fourth LP, Spiral. When not focusing on music, Rezazadeh indulges her two other passions: tattoos and her car.
The iconic artist says she got her first tattoo at age 19 after leaving her parents’ house, as she finds that older generations are less accepting of them. The synthesizer tattoo on her arm was the start of many more to come, adding that she had “exploded” with more in 2020 by finishing her entire arm sleeve. “It increased my self-confidence,” Rezazadeh says. ” I do not know how to explain it. As soon as I got these tattoos, especially my sleeve, I felt more like myself, felt like it suited who I am. She adds that her favorite part of the process is finding artists, whom she allows more freedom in creating the design. She leans towards spooky, dark art, like women with chains around their necks, and she plans on getting more neck tattoos.
In addition to her love for body art, Rezazadeh adds that she is passionate about her current car. “I’m not going to have another car,” she says of her matte black Audi R8 which is complete with red detailing. “I’m not going to look for a [Lamborghini]. I’m not going to look for another crazy vehicle. I stick to this car. The producer adds that she is not passionate about cars, but is very attached to the Audi R8, noting that she thinks it is “the most practical sports car”.
In terms of music, the queer artist believes the industry can be more inclusive by adding more LGBTQI + artists to the lineups. Plus, she says it’s inspiring to see artists discussing their sexuality because it helps normalize those conversations. At the start of Rezazadeh’s career, she chose not to talk about her sexuality and personal relationships. Since becoming more comfortable with herself and her sexuality, she has become more open to talking about it. “It’s definitely become more normalized in the sense that it’s no longer judged, even from a distance, the same way it used to be – not even close and that’s great,” she says of LGBTQI + portrayal. . “I think there’s definitely been a lot of progress and I think it’s been done thanks to people who have kind of [platform] and they all helped.
Rezazadeh’s distinct sound is inspired by the punk bands she grew up listening to such as Green Day, My Chemical Romance and Metric, with whom she performed the track “Paper walls. “His inspiration for electronic dance music comes from deadmau5, Zeds Dead and more. However, if the artist didn’t go into music, she said she would stay in a creative field like hairdressing.
Looking back on her impressive career to date, Rezazadeh says the advice she would give as a young person is to persevere when she thinks she has the writer’s block and work as hard as possible. “I literally worked so much on music. That’s all I did, ”says Rezazadeh. “Most of the time, I wouldn’t let myself be taken out of my house. I was like, no you have to finish the music. You have to work on the music. And the thing is, someone once told me, make some music and do as much as you can. And that’s what I did, and I would literally do eight songs a month and a lot of those songs were so bad.
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