Born on the East Coast, and raised in the prairies, Canadian producer and DJ, PRZM (aka Jorel Minuk) is considered a staple artist in the Canadian EDM scene. Today, we have teamed up with him to unveil his brand new EP, Trenchant.
The release stays true to his classic, deep bass beats while moving further away from the mainstream and closer to his ideal sound. Instantly identifiable as music from PRZM, “Trenchant” shows that Jorel has been hard at work honing his craft as a creator, and incorporates the sounds he loves most – underground, progressive, forward-thinking beats. The tracks on “Trenchant” are a darker, deeper, and more dangerous sound from PRZM, which will surely delight his fans and bring new ones into the fold.
Check out the EP below and find out more about PRZM via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Jorel and I’m a 30-year-old electronic music producer. I’ve been writing and composing music for over 15 years, 9 of which I have been producing electronic music. In the early years, I was a die-hard classic rock fan. However, after hearing the sounds in electronic music, I was immediately captivated by the unique flavours produced by some of my early heroes. After diving headfirst into electronic music, I floated between genres until I fell in love with half-time bass music, which has consumed my life since!
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My favourite thing about half-time music is the groove. I am obsessed with creating drums that can make people move at a slower bpm.
One of the things I love about bass music is how you get to experiment with it.
The more obscure the sounds are, the more I like it. I appreciate all my peers who can produce music like this because it’s not easy to create music that blends such weird sounds, and yet sounds good!
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
This summer I was booked to play two music festivals: Ever After in Ontario and Awakened Music Festival in BC. However, due to the COVD-19 outbreak, these shows were cancelled. I will be playing the Hectic Events Digital Music Festival on June 6 via Twitch. They’ll be showcasing some local Winnipeg talent, as well as some international talent. I hope to see you there!
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
If you like soft-melodic music, I would suggest you listen to my song “Take My Hand” with AkaHendy. That is one of my most popular songs to date, and it fits in almost every vibe. Whether you’re camping under the stars or commuting on the bus, it’s easy to enjoy anywhere. If you are looking to fill your fix of freeform bass, check out my latest EP with CCIV. Expect a lot more like this in the coming months!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands artists?
Always have to show love to my Canadian family: AkaHendy, Gl0bal, Future Magic <3 : Honourable mentions to my Winnipeg family: CCIV, Saveyourself, TORN <3
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.