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RZN8R (pronounced "resonator") is the moniker of Oakland-raised, Brooklyn-based producer and singer Derek Buckwalter. RZN8R draws from a wide array of influences, fusing his passions for singing, beats, and new thought spirituality to craft lush, deep, and hypnotic grooves.

Set for release on September 30, his new album WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE is the second of the two-part RZN8R "CLEARING THE SLATE" series, following the release of his debut album Closing The Golden Gate in July of 2022.

As an analog to the chill energy found on Closing the Golden Gate, with WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE RZN8R presents a fun and upbeat party album featuring Isaiah Mostafa (who recently helped produce the song "Hold the Line" for Pixar's short film Twenty Something), JAYEM, Idea Unsound, Cozzee, and Zyme (who has toured with Lil Wayne, French Montana, Too Short, Pitbull, E40, and more, and is played on Top 40 radio stations worldwide).

An opportunity too good to resist, RZN8R constructed an environment where he could create comfortably with stage lights, lasers, galaxy lights, and a fog machine. All the material for the album series was recorded in his San Francisco apartment but mixed in his new studio room in Bushwick. RZN8R had a hard time in California finishing the albums, but once he moved to New York, embodied "energy code" work, and stopped drinking (no alcohol for one year now), he had the vision and clarity of mind to complete the project.

Closing The Golden Gate was a collaborative effort, featuring Kaeli Earle on the tracks "That's On You" and "Which Way Is Up," Idea Unsound (aka Kris Grant) on the track "Aphrodite in Chains," a freestyle from rapper Dakota on the track "The Window," and even touring comedian Xander Beltran on the tracks "What's Good" and "Thought of It."

 

For the album series, RZN8R worked with mixing engineer Michael Morrell at his studio apartment in Brooklyn where he has tons of outboard gear. Morrell is a longtime collaborator of super producer Sauce Samurai, who has produced for the likes of Travis Scott, Asap Rocky, and Trippie Red. RZN8R also worked with mastering engineer Rossylo of the studio OTW in Fremont, CA, which has worked with Bay Area legends including G-Eazy, Mistah Fab, and Capolow.

RZN8R works around Beats, Chill hip-hop, Chill out, Dream pop, Electronica, Electropop, Hip-hop, Lofi bedroom, Pop soul, Progressive pop, R&B, Soul, Synthpop, Trap, Trip hop, Urban pop authentic, Catchy, Chill, Contemporary, Creative, Dancing, Dark, Downbeat, Drama, Eccentric, Eclectic, Energetic, Engaged, Experimental, Fusion, Good vibes, Groovy, Intense, Lo-fi, Melancholic, Midtempo, Dreamy, Original, Provocative, Romantic, Sensual, Subdued, Underground, Captivating, Available on Spotify, Composer, On stage experience, International potential, Young talents

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rzn8rmusic/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0638ANu2bqFD3ELOIbunEf?si=mvmTF3_4Q1a2S4JfNcTRMA

 

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