Meet LA's Dizzy Fae, who makes dizzying dance-pop with her debut EP, Antenna
With a sound sitting somewhere in between Doja Cat and Kaytranada, it's hard not to fall head over heels for Dizzy Fae.
In terms of our recent international discoveries, Minneapolis-born and Los Angeles-based musician Dizzy Fae is somewhere amongst the most exciting. The musician has been bubbling away for a few years now, building a growing audience with two brilliant mixtapes - 2018's Free Form Mixtape and 2019's NO GMO - that introduce her genre-moving sound as one worth keeping an eye on, and in the last 12 months or so, she's held true to that, becoming one of our favourite newcoming artists from overseas.
For the most part, this acclaim has come from the nuggets of gold she's spread across 2021 thus far. First, came 360 Baby, a hyper-sexual slice of dance-pop that felt indebted to the confident and powerful energy of Lizzo, the chart-topper who discovered Dizzy while she was still in high school, inviting Dizzy to tour alongside her after graduating. Then, came Body Move - one of the most addictive and free-spirited pop gems we've heard all year, full of this exact kind of funk-fuelled R&B/pop sound that feels distinctive to Dizzy Fae's work thus far.
Last week saw the arrival of her debut EP Antenna, a four-track package of evolution and growth that re-introduces Dizzy Fae after the initial entrance via her early mixtapes; re-positioning the musician not as much as a newcomer worthy of checking out, but someone finding their time in the spotlight, and someone you're going to be quick to fall in love with from the second you dive in.
Antenna showcases the heights of Dizzy Fae's sound, perhaps most obviously through its electrifying and dance-able nature that will draw you in from the get-go. Each track has its own touches and charm but as an entire package, Antenna feels like a disco-ball-lit adventure through Dizzy's wide-ranging tastes and the versatility that comes from that; the past comparables to acts like Peaches and Missy Elliott remaining true, but being joined by the funk of Kaytranada, the experimentalism of acts like Shygirl, and beyond.
"Antenna is to call out to all the Dizzerts in the world," the 21-year-old says on the EP. "I’ve always been the same person but this time it feels a little different. It feels evolved. I want people to feel themselves as they listen to me."
It's one hell of an EP and a brilliant chance to introduce yourself to Dizzy Fae if you're yet to already, so take a dive into the EP below, and better introduce yourself to Dizzy Fae underneath:
Tell us about yourself?
Hi! I’m Dizzy Fae, the original Dizzert, the baddie of the z’s, the cutie of the streets, I'm giving you love, I'm giving you growths, I'm giving you foundation, I'm giving you musician, I’m giving you star.
What’s your music like? What does it sound like? What kind of themes does it usually cover?
My music provides a journey anyone can be a part of. There's a lot of pop elements and I shapeshift all the time because why not? I’m pretty sexual when I talk my shit. Overall the theme is Dizzy Fae.
What are your production and writing processes usually like?
The process usually changes depending on what chapter in my life I'm in. My favourite part of the process that usually stays the same seems to be when I'm writing and that creative portal in my head opens up and I just start spitting sexy ass melodies and words. Everytime I get in the studio I find out more and more about myself and allow myself to get higher to see another vision on top of the one I've already seen/been in.
Can you tell us about your new EP, Antenna?
Antenna is a call out for all Dizzerts (I call my supporters and fans that). It’s almost an introduction. The goal is that it’s timeless and excites people for what's to come. If you see me, I see you. All the songs bang. I listen to them so much. Can't wait to perform them!!!! It’s just the beginning.
What do you have planned for 2021?
SO MUCH! I plan on getting my live set fucking bangin’, making more music, some things I can’t talk about yet hehe, loving myself, loving those around me, deepening my awareness and ways with the world, and being a baddie with a fatty.
What do you want people to take away from your work?
I want people to feel okay and seen. I want people to love. I want people to dance. I want people to get buck. I want people to be human. I want people to listen to me and then make the next best idea.
Where can we find more of your music?
All streaming platforms baby. We’re worldwide.