Pezzner entered the spotlight in 2008 with his initial offerings signed by the hugely well respected London-based deep house label Freerange Records. His first release “Other Lover” gathered mass attention by the house music community after appearing on Laurent Garnier’s Resident Advisor Podcast (RA. 107) and John Digweed’s Transitions Radio show. And so began Pezzner’s lustrous dance music career, spinning off signings and remixes with Ghostly International, Dirtybird, Om Records, and Strictly Rhythm just to name a handful.
The latter half of 2011 saw Pezzner’s singles for European buzz labels, 8 Bit and RebelLION (Crosstown Rebels) receive a massive response, garnering such praise as “future classics made for dance floors in the here and now. “(5 Magazine), and “lush and tense with a trancendental twist” (Ibiza Voice). In 2012, Pezzner once again drew the attention of the world dance music audience with his remix for Roy Davis Jr’s classic, “About Love”, getting regular support from the Visionquest crew, Maya Jane Coles, Art Department, and appeared on a myriad of DJ charts and radio shows worldwide.
Pezzner’s work could be said to be serious, with an abstract artistic sensibility, lofty percussive themes and intentions to create hypnotic soundscapes for the body as well as the brain. His ‘The Tracks Are Alive’ album on Freerange is a 13-track walk-through of his organic sounding style, in full dance-floor mode traversing with ease between disco, house and techno. Beatportal wax lyrical how it “blows like a cool breeze through the stale air of a market crowded with by-the-numbers deep house” and Resident Advisor note the “rising, sizzling dub effects” of his ‘Blacklist’ release, adding “a steeliness to his refined contours”.
The future brings only promise for Pezzner as his sound continues to evolve. His sophomore LP for Systematic Recordings takes Pezzner into darker, more tumultuous waters and further blurs the lines between deep and abrasive. Look for remixes by Robert Babicz and Justin Martin.
Club shows abound not only in Europe, Pezzner’s music has moved the dance floors of some of the most renowned venues including Space Ibiza, Fabric London, Womb Tokyo, Rex Club in Paris, Trouw Amsterdam, Cielo New York, and Chicago’s famed Smartbar.