Rezz is the moniker of Isabelle Rezazadeh, a Canadian DJ/producer from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Born and raised in the Ukraine by her Ukrainian mother and Iranian father, she and her family moved to Canada when Isabelle was young. She also discovered music at an early age, and fell in love with EDM when she snuck into Toronto nightclubs while still in her teens. Rezazadeh began DJing at age 16 and moved into making her own dark, minimal-inspired productions soon after, teaching herself the basics with online tutorials. After gaining a following from songs she posted online, Rezz attracted the attention of stars such as Skrillex and Deadmau5; in 2015, she released the Insurrection EP on Skrillex's Nest imprint, then signed to Deadmau5's Mau5trap label, making her debut with the single "Serenity."
A pair of 2016 EPs -- January's The Silence Is Deafening and October's Something Is Wrong -- paved the way for her full-length debut, Mass Manipulation, which arrived in August 2017 via Mau5trap. Her full-length follow-up, Certain Kind of Magic, followed in 2018 and featured collaborations with Deathpact, Kotek, and Fytch. Led by high-profile tracks like "Falling," which featured Underoath, and the solo cut "Dark Age," Rezz's fourth EP, Beyond the Senses, was released in July 2019.
February 2016 saw the release of Illenium's highly acclaimed debut artist album Ashes, which instantly shot up to No. 1 on the iTunes Electronic Album Chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart, while still available as a free download on Soundcloud. It has landed three songs on Spotify's Viral 50 Chart to date. A story of rebirth "about losing something and being down, and being able to find hope and light in tough places," Ashes comes in at 12 tracks and explores a variety of styles. His latest release, a remix of The Chainsmokers' hit single "Don't Let Me Down," has racked up over 10 million plays in its first month. Illenium has over 40 million Soundcloud plays, several million plays across Spotify including more than 13 million on Ashes, and millions across YouTube. He has also earned 5 Hype Machine No 1's to date. Illenium's stunning productions come to life through a live performance that incorporates a keyboard and drum pad framed by cutting?edge lighting and visuals, creating an immersive experience that has captivated audiences across the country. Currently embarking on his first national headlining tour, Illenium has sold out most venues with additional dates added in multiple cities. He is scheduled to appear at Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, Mysteryland, Summer Set Music Festival, Paradiso, Rowdytown V and more in 2016.