Music to make you go "ooh"


"Leaves the listener feeling invigorated and inspired" - SF Weekly


"The electronic beats and hair raising synths pulsing from RZN8R strike a spiritual nerve" - DoTheBay


"RZN8R makes robot music with soul" - The Bay Bridged


"The soul infused sound of RZN8R is sure to resonate" - CSuiteMusic


RZN8R (pronounced “resonator”) is the moniker of Oakland-raised producer/singer Derek Buckwalter. Derek draws from a wide array of influences, fusing his passions for singing, new thought spirituality, and beats, to craft deep, lush, hypnotic grooves.

Combining his experiences with singing, music production, and his desire to seek out ways of making electronic music more live. So far, RZN8R has played many venues in the Bay Area including 1015 Folsom, Mezzanine, Neck of the Woods, Brick & Mortar, Bottom of the Hill, The Knockout, PianoFight, Warehouse 416, Madrone Art Bar, 20 Mission, and events including Noise Pop, Sofar Sounds, Oakland Drops Beats, Now Music SF, and GlowCon, as well as SXSW in Austin. He has opened for artists including A-Trak, Chromeo, Duckwrth, Martin Luther, ATTLAS, ARMNHMR, Anamanaguchi, Monster Rally, TV Girl, and Krystyn Pixton. Hope you vibe with his sound as well. 


RZN8R’s sound will make you go “Ooooh."



Live shots by Amber Gregory at Noise Pop and Andy Strong at SXSW.





Live Ableton Live studio performance and local SF rapper "Cozmost" at Pyramind Studios in Studio A. Playing Ableton Live with an APC40, Maschine, and MPK mini.  

Unpacking production techniques of all a cappella track "Sterling & Castille" - focus on sampling philosophy, human voice sampling, making a bass from a vocal, beatboxing, recording and processing rap vocals, working with artists, and creating web presence. 

Music to accompany montage scene in the film "SuperFly." The music features live electronic guitars, keyboards, and synthesizers.