Everybody loves a good, quality mystery that stirs up buzz. It worked for artists KSHMR, Marshmello and to some extent, Quasimoto. Now it’s working for Malaa, who will be joining Canadian DJ superstar Rezz for a high-energy performance at The UC Theatre in Berkeley on Thursday, October 13 as part of their collaborative Lunatic tour.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2015, Malaa embraced a shrouded identity and even challenged fans to pull back the curtains with regular mixes on SoundCloud titled Who Is Malaa.
In January of this year, SF club 1015 Folsom posted a now-deleted image of an upcoming list that fueled the rumor that Malaa is (either wholly or in part) DJ Snake, which supported suspicions of a French collaboration between Snake, Mercer, and Tchami — all of whom have shown more than a casual interest in Malaa’s social media presence. Don’t expect that level of a slip from The UC Theatre, however.
REZZ is a DJ/Producer based out of Niagara Falls, Canada. At only 20 years old, her unique spin on underground techno has caught the ears of Deadmau5 and Skrillex, and made her a hot topic in forums worldwide.
Having built a following through a series of free releases on SoundCloud, REZZ’s debut label release “Serenity” came out June 2015 by request of Mau5trap records boss Deadmau5. Her penchant for dark, eerie, atmospheric tracks that exhibit maturity far beyond her young age is what caught the ear of Skrillex and led to her follow up three-track Insurrection EP on his NEST imprint. REZZ’s ever-evolving and idiosyncratic electro sound is only getting bigger as proven with her most recent EP release on Mau5trap, The Silence is Deafening. Make sure to check out their sure-to-be-awesome set.
Malaa & Rezz
The UC Theatre
October 13, 2016
8pm, $27.50 (18+)