SURRENDER is the third EP by DZA after vinyl releases and beat tapes with Project Mooncircle and Error Broadcast. In 2012, the Moscow beat maker and RBMA graduate returns to his own publication imprint HOW2MAKE with his most consistent work to date.
SURRENDER.ep is eight slapping tunes of instrumental Hip Hop and electronic Pop music. By times minimal and percussive, often SURRENDER.ep sounds bright and catchy. DZA draws inspiration from crunk and UK bass music but sounds never like anything else but DZA. Part for the edgy, transparent production, part for the samples he uses (videogames, dogs, his baby son), part for the naïve melodies- SURRENDER finds the Russian producer in great shape and makes this EP a proper album rather plain collection of tracks.
Remixes come from NYC’s Shigeto who adds haunting synth textures underneath the razor-sharp, bass-heavy beats of ‘Finger Snaps’. Fellow producer Mujuice approaches ‘Surrender’ from another angle. His remix is an upbeat Pop hymn that should put clubs all over the world bouncing head-over-heels immediately.
- Sven Swift ( Error-Broadcast )
released 14 May 2012
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Music and artwork by Sasha Kholenko. All original tracks recorded and mixed at how2make studio, Moscow. 2011-2012.
Finger Snaps ( Shigeto Remix ) written by Zachary Saginaw
Surrender ( Mujuice Remix ) written by Roma Litvinov
How2make is a Moscow-based independent record label specializing in electronic and hip-hop related music. The label is owned by russian producer Sasha Dza and DJ Escape, who founded how2make in 2004 to release music by his friends and own stuff.