Mexico City based, Drozen’s first instrument was the guitar. His musical training was influenced by artists like R.A.T.M., Steve Vai, Nirvana, The Prodigy, Atari Teenage Riot, Infected Mushroom, The Chemical Brothers, Tool, Cypress Hill, and Sepultura.
Later on, Drozen became part of several groups, playing metal, industrial, and hardcore, while studying engineering and audio production, where he discovered new sounds and began to experiment with new instruments such as synthesizers, midi controllers, and samplers.
While traveling to U.S. and Canada, Drozen visited several electronic music clubs where he met some DJs and producers. This approach to electronic music inspired him to mix electronic music with musical instruments like guitar, piano, bass, vocals and lead off his first songs of electro rock.
Drozen has produced music for advertising, radio, TV, and emerging filmmakers. He has also participated in some events with international artists of the psy-trance and rock scene of their country. Now Drozen announces the launch of his production “SUPERNOVA” , containing Rock and Electronica material.
In this material Drozen experiments with elements from Drum n Bass, and Trip-Hop fused with Rock. For his new release, Drozen has worked at FDE Studios with the experienced producer and audio engineer of Warner Music, Univision Music Group and BMG Ariola, Alex Abara and Roger Liam, also known for working with bands like Korn, Rush, Bjork, LimpBizkit, Pantera and Dream Theater.
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Electronic music is capable of expressing a variety of moods and atmosphere; surreal, dark, happy, and sad. I’ve heard them all done well, until listening to this album, controlled aggression wasn’t well represented. Drozen comes through in this respect strongly.
The more you listen to “SUPERNOVA”, the more you come to appreciate it. From the explosive “Entre Venus y Marte” to the almost melancholy “En Su Piel”, the album takes hold and doesn’t let go. Most of the songs rotate around a central theme both musically and lyrically (from what I can understand, as the singing is in Spanish), giving the album an almost cinematic feel. The rhythms are simple and familiar while the synths are very retro sounding, and performed with suprising mastery. Aggressive, driving and with an absolutely huge sound and atmospheric feel.
“SUPERNOVA”, will most likely place Drozen among the top of the indie electro-rock genre, in his country. All the classic electro-rock elements are here: harsh electronic beats, sweeping synths and strings, phat guitars and Drozen’s delicate and unique vocals to carry it all.
The electro scene has been developing as far back as the 80’s and the vast majority of the music, is shoddy. Tacky vocals, lyrics that could be written by a monkey, or horrible music that sounds like it’s written on a $20 keyboard is typical. If you’re lucky you’ll find a band that can master one or two of these areas. Drozen stands out far from the rest because he is able to master it all.
Across the eight tracks, the vocals always fit the music. The arrangements whether soft or loud, are full, powerful and emotional, ranging from ethereal to strobe-light stomping. My favorite tracks are the slow and dreamy “Lo Que Ama No Se Olvida”, and the rhythmic, “No Sé Si Exista el Manana”.
Drozen’s music is simple, but powerful, while “SUPERNOVA” is the perfect example of music’s ability to induce feelings not normally felt through EBM. Electro-Rock never sounded so good!
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