[Exclusive Interview] FreshNewTracks.com Sits Down With Razz
Posted by BIGLIFE on November 15, 2016
You might have heard of Marc Raziano (Razz) from his break out “Overthinking” single featuring Aviella. Or his “Break The Rules” remix that racked up over 1 million plays on Youtube. Or, you might even have heard his latest Blink 182 “What’s My Age” again remix. It’s that consistent quality output that made us want to sit down the NY based producer and rising DJ to learn more about his inspirations, sound, and plans for 2017. Hit the jump to read our exclusive interview with Razz below.
FNT: Razz, how do you start your day?
I usually wake up and check my emails, eat breakfast, and then go to the gym.
FNT: Tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be an artist.
I’ve been playing the guitar, drums, and piano since I was about 7 years old, so I’ve always been musically inclined. I didn’t really know that I wanted to be an artist until I was a21. When I got to college I became fascinated with electronic music and became obsessed with production and sound engineering. I was very focused on my school work as well so I didn’t know how serious it would get. By my senior year of college I started to gain some traction with remixes and realized that this is what I was going to go for.
FNT: That’s awesome. You’re originally from New York, and recently released your “Overthinking” single featuring Aviella. Tell us about how the collaboration came about.
One of my good friends who is also a DJ/Producer, Lzrd, introduced me to Aviella. I have a bunch of tracks in the pipeline that I am shopping around to vocalists so I sent her one that I’ve been waiting to put out for a while. As soon as she sent me back the demo I knew it was the perfect fit for the track.
FNT: No doubt. When you’re not making music, what artists are you listening to and inspired by?
I am inspired by a variety of different artists/genres. Meek Mill, Blink-182, Illenium, Jenaux, Martin Garrix, Hotel Garuda. I also listen to a lot of my friends who are DJ / producers. We recently started a channel called NIGHT DRIVE which has a bunch of really dope up and coming talented artists.
FNT: Is there a song, other than your own, that you know all the words to?
Meek Mill – Monster
FNT: Meek Mill is never a bad choice. What do you want the world to know about Razz?
I want people to know that I am a true artist and songwriter. I plan to collaborate with a lot of vocalists and instrumentalists, and that the music I am writing now will keep evolving and keep changing.
Here at FreshNewTracks.com, we like to end our interviews with a lightening round. You ready?
FNT: Soundcloud or Spotify?
Eh I really use both
FNT: Netflix or Hulu?
FNT: iOS or Android?
FNT: Trakor or Serato?
FNT: Phone call or Text?
Be on the look out for more releases from Razz in 2017. He’s an artist to watch.