Swedish born and Las Vegas based KAAZE signed with Hardwell Publishing! The highly anticipated new kid on the block got picked up by Revealed Recordings head honcho Hardwell himself after sending him a bootleg. His newfound musical mentor then asked him to remix two of his songs and gave him the opportunity to release a solo release on Revealed Recordings. KAAZE has a lot in the pipeline for this year and we’re happy that he joined our roster!
To hear him tell it, KAAZE has always been a producer at heart. “As a kid, I didn’t listen to music like regular people,” the young Swede says. “I would always listen to songs and think I’d change this or do it like that.” Growing up in a musical family that exposed him to such divergent influences as Aerosmith, Whitesnake and Earth, Wind and Fire, KAAZE began playing piano and drums at age of 4, while developing the ear that would eventually make him an established artist in his own right. KAAZE heard his first house track at age 16 and quickly rushed out to buy his first DJ rig shortly thereafter.
He played his first gig one year later, being so young his mother had to chaperone him to the show. As he honed his skills behind the decks, his multi-instrumentalist background eased his entry into production, where he began logging countless hours in Logic each day. Upon moving to Las Vegas, the budding producer took a radical approach to redefining his sound. “I quit my fan page. I deleted my old media,” he says. “I needed to find my new self and the sound that would represent me as an artist.”
KAAZE’s steadfast studio ethic and ear for melodic elegance helped emerge a specific bootleg that caught the attention of KAAZE’s idol, Hardwell which changed everything for him in the span of a season. The Swedish producer began sending daily demos to his newfound musical mentor, solidifying a melodic progressive sound that draws upon his 80s disco and glam rock roots. Following a summer full of musical exchange, KAAZE received the formal offer to sign with “Hardwell’s Publishing” and join him under his wings. “Hardwell came at the right time for me in my life,” says KAAZE. “Last year was such a special year for me, there were so many ups and downs and I almost considered to quit making music.”
As a means of thanking his new mentor for his support, KAAZE did two remixes for Hardwell’s tracks “Echo” & “Run Wild”. KAAZE made his solo debut on Revealed Recordings with the release of “Tell Me,” a track that reached Top 2 on Beatport. With a slew of forthcoming releases that include a high- profile collaboration with Hardwell which have led KAAZE to the brink of a breakout year.