As one of the top exports of the SA electronic dance scene, HAEZER has established himself as a leader in the bass heavy electro genre which has gained wide spread popularity in dance clubs around the world. With his maxim ʻCommercial Music is Deadʼ HAEZER has traversed the world promoting the underground and being a part of the wheel that has turned to give this genre the deserved mass recognition it receives today.
With 3 headlining tours to Australia, soon to embark on his 5th tour of Europe and 2 top 30 and a number 3 on the Electro House Beatport chart, HAEZER is proving to be an artist worth keeping an eye on.
His latest release is a 6 track EP titled, ʻThe Wrong Kid Diedʼ out on Steve Aokiʼs label, DIM MAK Records. The EP features iconic South African vocalists Tumi (Tumi and the Volume), Circe, Francois van Coke and Hunter Kennedy of Fokofpolisiekar, Mike Zietsman of PH FAT and Evil Boy most noted for his collaborations with Die Antwoord. The EP was released in AUGUST 2012 followed by new single titled TWO FACE that will be coming out on Birth Records in NOVEMBER 2012, his first official UK release.
The EP steps away from overly distorted synths and giving spotlight to clean heavy bass rhythms combined with varied synth melodies and a return to vocal collaborations.
“This EP is very different from anything I’ve done before. It’s 6 tracks I’ve been working on for almost a year and it’s not your typical bangers. Yes, it will definitely bang on the dance floor, but with this EP I wanted to just do whatever I wanted with no constrictions or guidelines. I’ve noticed how the hype around music has become bigger than the music itself. ‘The Wrong Kid Died’ refers to how hype is prevailing over the music, hype is killing music …..”