Electronic Press Kit

CONTACT: rzn8rmusic@gmail.com // (510) 207-5560

Leaves the listener feeling invigorated and inspired
— SF Weekly

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

RZN8R has opened for heavyweight artists including A-Trak, Chromeo, Duckwrth, Thriftworks, Martin Luther, ATTLAS, ARMNHMR, Anamanaguchi, TV Girl, and more. 

RZN8R has played many venues in the Bay Area, highlight including 1015 Folsom, Mezzanine, and Brick & Mortar. His appearances include Sofar Sounds, SXSW, Noise Pop, GlowCon, and Now Music SF.


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

The electronic beats and hair raising synths pulsing from RZN8R strike a spiritual nerve.
— DoTheBay
The soul infused sound of RZN8R is sure to resonate.
— CSuiteMusic
RZN8R makes robot music with soul.
— The Bay Bridged

RZN8R recalled Tricky, DJ Shadow, and something else entirely unique.
— I Heart SF Bands



Recent Dates:


JAYEM and Friends • Modernist Private Social Club

Brothers Macklovich (A-Trak and Chromeo's Dave-1) • 1015 Folsom


• Popgang Records Artist Showcase at Brick & Mortar • Brick & Mortar Music Hall

• Golden State Warriors Dogpatch Block Party • Dogpatch

• Electro Thursday with Jonna & Jonah Sun & Steve Ward Moore • PianoFight

Open Mic feat. RZN8R • Neck of the Woods

Great Highway, Sophia Prize, RZN8R • Elbo Room

Popgang Records Idea Unsound EP Release Party • Three Ravens Gallery

• Free Holiday Party w/ ATTLAS and ARMNHMR • 1015 Folsom

• Watzreal Album Release PartyElbo Room

Audio Backyard • Impact Hub SF

235th Galactic Tick • 20mission

• SFYD's 10th Annual Ball in Blue • MEZZANINE

• Electrified Fun Times • Milk Bar

• Funfest USA • Blue Lagoon

DUCKWRTH, Emily McClean, Dante Elephante, RZN8R • Sofar Sounds SF

• Shara Lunon & Afrozip (NYC) with Tyler Holmes, RZN8R, Slimburn • The Night Light

• GlowCon 2016 • The NWBLK

• Host Bodies, RZN8R, Sage and The Chemists • Neck of the Woods

The Free Party • 20mission

• Ben Zaidi and RZN8R: Future Hypnotic Grooves • Red Poppy Art House

4/30 RagerThe Knockout

• Nym, RZN8R, Analog Dream at Bottom of the Hill • Bottom of the Hill

Going Fourth • 20mission

3 is The Magic Number • Piano Fight

Silent Disco Benefit for Broke-Ass Stuart's Mayoral Campaign • Music City

Outside Lands After-Party w/ ANAMANAGUCHI, BLAUS and RZN8R • Neck of the Woods

Balanced Breakfast Presents: American Disk JockeyPiano Fight

Oakland Drops Beats feat. Krystyn Pixton, RZN8R, Hexes • Awaken Cafe

NOW! Festival: Loops and Shutters • Madrone Art Bar

SXSW Special Delivery with Thriftworks and Russ LiquidKRAVE

Noise Pop 2015: TV Girl, Monster Rally, Yalls, RZN8R • Brick & Mortar Music Hall

• RZN8R @ Warehouse 416! • Warehouse 416

Martin Luther, Kendra McKinley, Eitch, RZN8R  • Neck of the Woods

RZN8R, Knocksvill, Brogan Bentley (DJ Set) • Slate Bar

Vinyl and Vino • The New Parkway

CONTACT: rzn8rmusic@gmail.com // (510) 207-5560