A particular Cape Town film editor turned producer/dj has been steadily climbing the hierarchy of electronic music in South Africa. one small seed TV crew are chuffed to witness the rivalry amongst fellow Joburgers grow even bigger as they intake their humble pie with bit of Haezer.
Cape Town-based producer Haezer is steadily becoming a star of the local electronic scene while also making waves overseas, with his trash-electro swarming all over the internet and two top 30 Electro House Beatport singles to his name. He came to international recognition when his breakthrough single ‘Who The Fuck Is Haezer’ got popular and went on to be remixed by some of the biggest names in the business.
Haezer talks us through his upward spiral, from his early influences, through his previous career as a film editor by day and dj by night, to his current life as one of the city’s finest dance-music producers, headlining festivals alongside his idols. He also offers an insight into the current state of the South African electronic scene and music industry as well as how he and his contemporaries fit into it.
“The kids here are hungry the music needs to have substance to it.”
As Cape Town’s electronic music scene is growing and breaking out of its shell, Haezer is establishing himself as one of the leaders of the movement, touring the world promoting his music and the local scene that he represents.His latest 6-track EP, ‘The Wrong Kid Died’, is due for release in August, featuring collaborations with local vocalists such as Tumi Molekane from Tumi and The Volume, Francois van Coke and Hunter Kennedy, both formerly of Afriakaans rock legends Fokofpolisiekar, Evil Boy, known for his work with Die Antwoord, and Mike Zietsman of PH FAT. After returning from a tour of Europe Haezer is set to perform at Oppikoppi Music Festival and Grietfest later this year.