Kayzo releases debut LP ‘Overload’
Kayzo — has officially released his debut LP titled Overload. The Los Angeles-based producer has climbed the ranks of electronic music, gaining notoriety for his non linear approach towards production. As is the case on his album, listeners can expect the unexpected, with songs often shifting tempo two or three times before ending.
Capuozzo’s injection of hard rock guitar samples into forward-thrusting dubstep ballads characterizes his artistic versatility. Seemingly non-related styles blend into a cohesive, yet tough sonic landscape. Overload’s eponymous second track, for example, sounds as though a rogue force is orchestrating the entire effort. Beginning with doomsday breakdowns, it shifts around the 2 minute mark into breakneck psy, flooding the listener with acidic production touchstones.
The album features vocal accompaniments from Micah Martin, whose voice emulates a 2000s punk singer — an apt inclusion to Kayzo’s industrial soundscapes. What starts out like a melodic build might transform into darkness in an instant, thanks to Micah’s assistance.
“The Overload album started with an idea of bringing the music I listened to in my youth and most vulnerable time with what I have been able to cultivate in the electronic space” Kayzo notes about his LP.
Capuozzo’s tendency to err on the side of extreme audio textures is something that has come to define him as an artist. The synthesis of punk elements into the electronic sphere is a point towards the pure aggression embodied in nearly every track.
“I grew up on rock and pop punk so for me it was really important to bring the musical sound that helped shape me as a kid with what I love now.”
Kayzo’s debut album marks a steep departure from the electronic mainstream. Although sometimes its thrusts feel a bit overwhelming, its influences come from a genuinely authentic space, and their translation into the electronic sphere is a chaotic, wonderful mess.
Dancing Astronaut recently named Kayzo as one of our 2017 Breakout Artists of the Year.