Fans of techno may recognize this name for his successful debut EP, Schedule 1, last year on deadmau5' record label mau5trap, but North Carolina producer HEYZ has found a new purpose with his reimagined sound in his sophomore EP, Human 404, out now on Bite This!.
Known for bringing the latest and greatest to the forefront of the bass music scene, Jauz’ imprint Bite This! has taken the honor of releasing HEYZ’ deep dive into what he describes as a new chapter of his sound. Despite having only been producing for two years, he has made a serious impact since starting his electronic journey. Previously producing techno, Human 404 highlights HEYZ new emphasis on cinematic melodies, excellent songwriting, and a vigorous, grittier sound.
Human 404 opens with the collaboration “Clear,” alongside Australian singer and songwriter, TIAAN. Passionate, melodic, and tech-infused, “Clear” is a steamy, anthemic tune about human desires and lust. The track effortlessly highlights the duality between HEYZ grasp on the listener’s emotional core, whilst still having an addictive, dance floor-worthy beat.
The EP moves seamlessly into the second track on the EP, the lead single “Castaway King,” featuring the ethereal sounds of guest vocalist MAYLYN. Like the haunting vocals of a beautiful siren at sea, the Mississippi alternative singer adds a smoky, seraphic feel to the song. HEYZ stays on par with the theme of human desires with this single, as well as the last track on the EP, “In My Arm."
“Through my short time producing, I’ve flip-flopped genres,” HEYZ shared on Twitter. “Techno, midtempo, progressive, but I really feel like I’m solidifying a sound with my new releases... Never been more confident in what I’m making.”
With a focus on producing work with timeless, lasting qualities, expect to see HEYZ carving himself a name in the community for years to come.