Guest Blog 0.1 by AJ
If you feel that you’ve heard it all, think again. Once in a blue moon, music gets a fresh adjunct that redefines what you’ve always taken for granted before. Want proof? Listen to Rendezvous.
About five years ago, Itai Simon and Hagai Izenberg decided to record an EP and launched it online. This decision has sealed their fate; from that point in time, their tracks have been downloaded thousands of times, urging listeners to crave for more of their music. Simon and Izenberg, now known as the band Rendezvous, could not resist their fans; they then decided to create their very first album and go mainstream.
Simon and Izenberg actually had a fateful encounter at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Israel. This is where they studied music formally. From there, the two Israelis started playing together.
Their music is a feast both for the mind and the senses. They have only released three free tracks online (No Man’s Land, So What, and Incognito), yet they have already secured a following of enthusiastic fans. As of this writing, they already have over 9,000 fans on Facebook. Even without formal advertising, they have succeeded to amass such a fan base through mere word of mouth and blog reviews! Indeed, it’s quite a feat for two musicians who started recording their very first EP just for fun.
Although their first three tracks were jazzy electropop numbers, their upcoming debut album is so much more. The eight tracks in the much-awaited album features different concepts honed over five years, with the help of phenomenal mixer and producer, David Bascombe. Bascombe, who has worked with Kylie Minogue, The Verve, Suede, Moby, and Natalie Imbruglia in the past, is giving Rendezvous’ music the professional handling that it deserves.
Want to know what almost ten thousand avid listeners are waiting for with their breaths held? Check out Rendezvous’ official website and listen to their music. Better yet, watch them and catch their production videos on Rendezvous’ official YouTube channel.