After spending the last decade producing for the likes of A$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q, Chance the Rapper, Wale, and others, Nez – of Chicago-based production duo Nez & Rio – is making the transition into full-time artist.
To help kick things off, the West Lafayette, Indiana native has enlisted ScHoolboy Q for his official debut single, “Wild Youngster.”
“I want to make people feel again,” Nez told FADER. “I want to make people dance. I’m creating my universe through sound. The feeling I got visiting Paris during fashion week and going to the afterparties. In my head, I was thinking ‘what would Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss be partying to in the 90s with Gianni Versace.’ House music started in Chicago, it has always had a major impact on me because that’s the music that we grew up listening and partying to.”
Released with a self-directed video, the song can be heard below.