Any techno heads not currently aware of the consistent heat coming from HEYZ won’t be able to ignore the North Carolina-based producer for much longer. Although his 2017 debut offering on mau5trap‘s Foar Moar Vol. 3 compilation was a track titled “Quietly,” the arrival of HEYZ to the darker genres of dance music has been anything but. HEYZ has steadily unleashed meticulously crafted creations for the past year, crowned by a debut EP mau5trap called Schedule 1 in February 2018.
“Schedule 4” arrives as a final aftershock from the Schedule 1 era. The song is a beautifully bleak journey through desolate soundscapes and seismic techno drops, with previous co-collaborator Genevieve Vincent of darkDARK providing ominous vocal ambiance. HEYZ’s direction for the track comes in crystal clear, as the producer explained his mindset during the creative process.
“Schedule 4 is a special track, and the perfect ending to the ‘Schedule 1’ series. With ‘Schedule 4,’ I wanted to recreate those surreal experiences I’ve had in clubs when a record hits so hard it takes your breath away. Genevieve of darkDARK’s vocals adds the perfect eerie touch to make the record extra dark and menacing.”
HEYZ frequently describes his sound as “power and beauty.” On “Schedule 4,” he brings the former element in spades.