Multi-talented DJ/Producer Tazer exists as one of the freshest talents to emerge from British shores in recent times. Raised on a diet of Motown and golden age hip-hop, this helped form the rich core of Oxford-raised Tazer’s early education into the rhythmic and melodic elements he’s now skilfully inserted, into a unique and polished sound.
Drawing upon a vast range of influences, self-taught producer Tazer was initially catapulted by breakout smash ‘Wet Dollars’, a track crafted from a "mess around" with production software at the start point of his career. With the infectious hip-hop/house anthem powering Tazer to immediate worldwide reckoning, he later captured a feature from rising experimental R&B star Tink, as the pair combined for one of the surprise collab hits of that year.
Snapped up by Black Butter, Tazer’s sound and resulting debut EP further aligned him amongst the many experimental and forward thinking acts on the imprint, including Rudimental, Clean Bandit and J Hus. Alongside original material, more work beckoned for Tazer, in the shape of stellar remix work for the likes of Ellie Goulding, DJ Fresh, NOT3S and M.O. Proving the sounds he began cooking up in his bedroom, fusing his early hip hop influences with a love of house (and acts like Jamie Jones) could indeed cross over barriers of genre, language and location. A radio favourite from the offset, tastemakers and DJ's alike, (of which include, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Mistajam) remain strong champions of Tazer’s unique sound.
A brief period of apparent inactivity has in fact quietly yielded great growth and experience for Tazer, securing tour dates and resident slots across the UK and mainland Europe, a journey resulting in broadened horizons and a richer musical palette, much of which we are still yet to see, in its entirety.
Keeping his ear to the pulse of the streets with a keen feel of the international airwaves, it's no surprise Tazer remains a firm staple within the modern underground landscape. It's exciting times ahead, with new releases and remix work slated for the rest of the year and beyond.