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new album exhibition mode due June 21st via deadAir

Brooklyn producer, DJ, and multifaceted creatived dazegxd shares his new single “rock dem” to further tease his forthcoming sophomore album Exhibition Mode due June 21st via deadAir. Exhibition Mode will also include the previously shared dancefloor-ready single “won’t tell nobody.”

Last month, dazegxd kicked off summer in New York City with a performance at Renegade’s junglist party in Herbert Von King to a massive crowd alongside the UK’s Nia Archives. At the event, dazegxd previewed some unreleased songs along with crowd favorites to get people moving, which you can check out HERE. dazegxd also recently performed at the Off-White store in NYC for a performance in collaboration with NTS Radio. On June 14th, dazegxd will be spinning at Market Hotel in Brooklyn, New York for the Summer Breakers Delirium party and on June 21st, daze is slated to perform at H0L0 in Queens, New York alongside Jawnino, Jubilee, Brodinski, and more. Tickets can be found HERE.

The 14-tracks of Exhibition Mode serve as a creative self-portrait of the 22-year-old artist amidst his rise from underground and cultish live performances at late night events in New York City. Exhibition Mode is full of sonic influences from his home in Flatbush; from various video game soundtracks, old-school jungle & rave dubplates, and classic to contemporary hip-hop along with the undulating beats underneath the best Brooklyn drill, all blended seamlessly with a veneer of internet-age electronica. The creation was an exercise in loosening himself from the restrictions of a “by-the-books” album style and stews the ideals of many different genres and sounds into one cohesive body of work. Exhibition Mode marks dazegxd’s second full-length with deadAir following his debut album vKiss released in 2021. With Exhibition Mode, dazegxd shares, “I want to do what vKiss couldn’t. . . but most importantly, I want it to be heard and felt.”

Last year, dazegxd teamed up with quinn for their collaborative EP, which was lauded by Pitchfork, who stated, “dazegxd’s music hits like a big fuzzball of electric emotion.” In 2021, dazegxd released his aforementioned debut album vKiSS, to which The FADER praised the producer, stating his “playful approach prioritizes fluidity and vibrancy” while Pitchfork said that dazegxd “melds a variety of different electronic subgenres into a bright and tender sound” on vKiss. To date, the producer-DJ has played a sold-out show at the Knockdown Center as direct support for Nia Archives, opened for ericdoa and juno at The Bowery Ballroom, and continues to spin across the US with frequent collaborators gum.mp3 and Swami Sound. Additionally, dazegxd has syncs in the Billionaire Boys Club x G-Shock Ice Cream watch campaign with his track “Way 2 Good (idc)” and in the indie game Night-Runners Prologue by Planet Jem with “Emotion Engine.”

Making beats from his Brooklyn bedroom, dazegxd is spearheading the DIY dance music movement through live events, an abundance of new releases, and a leading role at artist collective and record label, Eldia. Through dazegxd’s variety of ventures and collaborations, they hope to introduce people to the jungle, drum n bass, and house music, as well as contribute to the genres as much as they’ve impacted him. 

Upcoming Live Shows 

6/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
6/21 – Queens, NY @ H0L0

exhibition mode album artwork

exhibition mode
June 21st, 2024

1. undefined
2. way 2 good (idc)
3. i don’t (w/ Mon)
4. on 2 u
5. won’t tell nobody
6. a million and one
7. rock dem
8. touch & kiss
9. one more eye (w/ Moh Baretta)
10. hate it on your own (w/ SARIBIGMAD)
11. bang my shit
12. on n on (interlude)
13. girl of the century (w/ AF1Shawty)
14. touch the sky


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