Young, Talented and Prepared, 23 year Old Dres Smuzic Looking to Rip Through Barriers in the Music Industry
Phoenix, AZ, July 01, 2021 –(PR.com)– Determination is the name of the video game for musical skill Dres Smuzic, a young-adult singer/rapper and song-writer who is signed to the upstart, bulk Black-owned Phoenix-based record label Nod Head Records.
She’s waiting to break onto the scene with a launching album, however prior to that, she states, she’s taking pleasure in the minute – thinking about a significant obstacle she’s leapt to arrive – and declining to adhere for the sake of success.
Along with more than a half lots label mates, the 23-year-old will be included in Nod Head’s launching album – a collection job with the renowned DJ Jam, referred to as the “Official DJ of the West Coast” after years of dealing with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. The album will be launched in the fall.
“It’s all about taking this energy and making it positive. I’ve been in many negative situations in the past few years, but I’m very serious about my music, making music and going forward,” she stated.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, the young artist is wanting to continue blazing a path for individuals like her, who are attempting to make it in the market.
One of the significant barriers for her as a gay lady, she states, is having the ability to display her art without needing to catch the stereotyped requirement to appeal sexually to the opposite sex.
“It’s really about creating a safe place for her, and allowing her to show up at the studio and be the best version of herself; Ian Baranack and Jeff Lucero (who are engineering her lead single “Summer HoneyDew”) have been amazing,” Nod Head Records CEO Tip Horne stated.
Dres rapidly indicates “Old Town Road” rap artist Lil Nas X, who she referred to as the exception and not the guideline.
“He’s opening doors for the gay community,” she stated. “It’s not every day that you’ll see a guy on a (stripper) pole. He opened that door for me, and now I’m grateful to use his example for creative control and expression.”
“It’s hard for us to get in the industry and find that comfort,” she continues, rattling off names of woman artists who she states have actually been specified by interesting the heterosexual community: Beyoncé, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and Nikki Minaj.
“They want women in booty shorts and crop tops…” she stated recommending that’s not a roadway she’s willing to take. “I’m not impressed by that. There should be more to music.”
Horne states that he’s gained from Dres’ unfaltering position on not being sexualized.
“It’s a shame that that’s what it takes for mainstream exposure. She’s so talented. And I know that if she was willing to dress provocatively, she’d have signed a deal way before she met me,” stated Horne.
Listening to Dres’ music, it’s not difficult to inform that she’s not just smart, however is the kind of artist who reveals, instead of informs.
“I like to mess with the (listener’s) brain,” she states.
In label mate Angelica A.D.’s launching single, “Possibilities,” likewise slated for release this fall, in which Dres functions, she spits a bar:
“You wouldn’t think it till you do it.
It’s better to find out than to lose it.”
On the surface area, it would appear like she’s attempting to encourage a straight lady to check out with her.
Rather, she states, she’s enabling her muse to figure it out for herself.
“You’re not happy with this guy and your soulmate is with your own gender,” she states about that line. “I word this so that I’m not trying to come on to you.”
She includes that she’s sharing a popular reality that lots of hesitate to confess.
“People don’t want to talk about it. You can fight who you are or you can be who you are… I’m living for my music and I’m enjoying this moment,” she stated describing both the motion for equity in the LGBTQ community and her enjoyment at this phase in her musical profession.
Dres is a self-proclaimed military brat, born in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and transferring to Germany; England; Knoxville; Tenn.; Lexington, Ky.; Indianapolis and now, Phoenix.
In addition to being a vocalist and hip-hop lyricist, she is an artist who’s played in orchestras and delights in playing piano, violin and guitar.
She credits her daddy, who approves poetry, for cultivating her love for words.
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