The release of NEW BREED marks the decisive start of a new chapter for Kayzo, one of the most successful electronic dance music producers of the 2010s.
With his latest album, Kayzo explores the intersection of rock and electronic music in more depth – more thoughtful – than ever before.
Longtime fans will fondly remember records such as his remix of “Last Resort” alongside Papa Roach as defining moments of his meteoric career. But while such tracks combining dubstep production with rock sounds were fresh at the time, a new spark was needed to illuminate this creative path ahead.
And with NEW BREED, Kayzo delivers hands down. If there’s one central achievement that Kayzo can lay claim to on the album, it’s the blending of the many diverse rock influences with biting electronic production to create a cohesive experience.
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Listeners got a taste of it with his recent single “POSER” (featuring conner), a pop-punk-inspired anthem in which the electronic influence feels strategically heightened, often subtle, and overall perfectly ingrained in the DNA. from production. Kayzo’s creative approach continues here with “BOTTLE OF RAIN”, a dark rock offering with a lo-fi edge; and the energizing “WASTE AWAY”, featuring Kala’s haunting vocals.
For fans of Kayzo’s earlier works, he by no means forgot how to blow doors open. The album’s lead track is a rollercoaster ride traversing several genres of bass music before ending with a frenzied mix of hardstyle and dubstep at its coda. Meanwhile, PhaseOne and Aaron Pauley join Kayzo for “MEET YOU IN THE SOUND,” taking no prisoners in a concoction of cathartic melodic dubstep.
For a risque mix of old and new from Kayzo, “LOVE ME HATE ME” strikes a seemingly perfect balance. The track is also a highlight as he is joined by longtime partner CRAY in what marks their first collaborative offering together.
Listen to Kayzo NEW BREED in its entirety below and stream the album here.