HLZ PLZ’s Saige Rakoski, of Spaceship Arcade, dropped electro house banger “Blood & Thunder” through Artist Intelligence Agency / Eyes on You. HLZ PLZ, pronounced “heals please,” is this Seattle World of Warcraft junkie’s fictional character. Rakoski is Beat Hollow Records‘ social media man, Son Lux’s stage manager and Extra Terrestrial Beats Owner. “Blood & Thunder” debuted nine months after HLZ PLZ’s first released “Wipes On Trash” via SoundCloud. Traces of tropical house drums meet a four-on-the-floor rhythm pattern, purring bassline and 100 BPM tempo, forming this light-footed but still sinister song.
“I started HLZ PLZ to showcase the type of dark, goth influenced house music that I loved but not enough people were doing,” said Rakoski. “I’m trying to exist somewhere inbetween the warehouse energy of REZZ or Drezo and the vintage textures of acts like Kavinsky and Gesaffelstein.”