FROM SEASON TO SZN
Vocalist, RENNY SYMF was on a plane to LA in 2017, listening to some old tunes he’d worked on with vocalist, Ay-J, and rapper, Ruu. After returning home from the states, the three got together and discussed a collaborative EP. Ruu. introduced female vocal powerhouse, annelise. to Ay-J and RENNY, changing their overall perspective of the EP’s subject matter, brand and sound. The idea of a collaborative EP between four solo artists transformed into one unit representing a single name; THE DM SZN. They're here to revive Sydney's taste for R&B and hip hop with their 90's and early 2000's writing and styling influences in a modern world.
the bounce tho
RENNY began his musical journey in 2006 through his first Fruity Loops session for a high school project. Working under the name 'veezafreak', his main aspiration was to hit the trifecta of being a rapper, singer and producer. As a teen, he drew inspiration from a variety of genres and artists including Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, crunk music and the hyphy movement.
In 2011, he decided to rebrand his moniker to ‘VEAZAH’ after developing his singing abilities and spending time growing his global fan base over Smule’s ‘Sing!’ app. He then went on to link up with family friend and producer, Vintagé for the 80’s pop project and duo ‘VXV’, seeing success from features on European fashion video blogs to performing at the Hottest 100 Party on Australia Day in 2016.
Continuing to collaborate with R&B, hip hop and EDM artists, he looked to move away from the pop genre and toward urban sounds, evolving once more to ‘RENNY SYMF’; ‘RENNY’ being the smooth serenade and 'SYMF' acting as the reckless and risky poet. This combination is the hydraulic beast that THE DM SZN counts on to bring the bounce to the music scene.
Ay-J has always had a passion for the creative arts, even as a child. From attending art classes, to picking up the guitar, to dabbling in and out of graphic design and video editing, his journey into becoming the rapper/producer he is today has been a steady one.
He discovered rap music in his pre-teens like most before him and began producing his own beats. Ever since then, Ay-J has been producing music for both himself and variety of artists in the South West Sydney region. He went on to use his music as a catalyst for positivity and has worked with non-profit organisations to conduct hip hop workshops for high school students in Campbelltown. Ay-J’s song 'Live Strong Forever' has been a feature song for the Livestrong Foundation for a period of time upon its release in 2014.
More recently, Ay-J has been focused on bringing new music to the Sydney music scene with THE DM SZN. The team is altering the playing field with their RnB vibes and Ay-J is very part of that bounce.
Born and raised in Western Sydney, Annelise’s sound derives from her love and passion for late 90’s/early 2000’s Hip-Hop and R&B music, with artists like Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Prince & Ms Lauryn Hill inspiring her lyric writing and instrumental feel. With the release of her debut EP 'NO Feelings,' Annelise showcases the ability to combine modern beats and soundtracks with the sounds from her childhood which have inspired her.
Annelise started singing and performing since she was 5 years of age. She has had the opportunity to sing and perform with a number of artists. From recording BVs for Delta Goodrem’s 10-Year Anniversary 'Innocent Eyes' Album in 2013, to performing regularly in her cover band, Annelise has accomplished many goals already, such as performing in a stadium & writing her own EP.
Today, Annelise is steady working with THE DM SZN and killing the live shows with the team, bringing back the bounce like some of her earlier influences.
Since a very young age, Ruu. has been in love with music. Picking up the violin in 1st grade and the trumpet in 3rd grade, his initial introduction to the classical and jazz genres set him up for a life in studying, writing, producing and performing all different types and styles of music. As he transitioned into high school, he discovered hip-hop and rap, and the rest was history.
He began writing songs in 2010, releasing his first song entitled 'Takeoff' in 2013 under the pseudonym 'The Control'. At the same time met future partner in crime, Ay-J, and over the next few years honed his skills through his help and advice, finally releasing his first full length demo 'Mountain View Avenue' in late 2016.
Upon returning from his 2018 university exchange trip to the USA, out came 'Ruu.'. He joined back up with THE DM SZN and has since been working with the team to bring the bounce.