Haezer - The Wrong Kid Died
This new EP from Haezer is different from anything he has ever done before.
It comprises of 6 tracks he has been working on for almost a year and features iconic South African vocalists Tumi Molekane (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.
"I think people relate to lyrics and a voice. I wanted to give each song its own personality or character. The vocals help with giving these 'characters' a voice that people can identify with."
For 'The Wrong Kid Died', Haezer drew inspiration from hearing the same music over and over again. He felt as if there is an universal formula everyone is using now and he wanted to do something different. He challenged himself in making an EP that is diverse and more musically than any of his previous offerings.
"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 ..."
It is a great honour for Haezer to be released on DIM MAK Records. DIM MAK and Ed Banger Records are the two labels whose artists got him into electro music in the first place; so when Steve Aoki instantly wanted this EP to be a DIM MAK Records release, he was overjoyed.
"It feels extremely rewarding and as if I have come full circle."
Release Date : 14 Aug 2012