Electronic Press Kit

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

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

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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.

Derek's live set combine his experiences with singing, music production, and his desire to seek out ways of making electronic music more engaging for the audience.

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 festival appearances include SXSW, Noise Pop, GlowCon, and Now Music SF.


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

The soul infused sound of RZN8R is sure to resonate
— CSuiteMusic
RZN8R recalled Tricky, DJ Shadow, and something else entirely unique.
— I Heart SF Bands




RZN8R Live Show Tech Rider:

Venue Provides:

1/4" Stereo Lines for Master Outs

Boom Mic Stand

Grounded AC Power

Artist Brings:

Controllers: APC40 / Maschine 2 / Push2 / Mac Laptop / Ableton 9 / Alesis V25

Interface: Komplete Audio 6 interface

Mic: Senheiser e935

Keyboard Stand / DDJSZ Case

Show Flyers:

Live Dates:


AUG19 • JAYEM and Friends • Modernist Private Social Club

AUG11 • Brothers Macklovich (A-Trak and Chromeo's Dave-1) • 1015 Folsom

JUL14 • ZANEAPALOOZA • The Laundry

JUN15 • Popgang Records Artist Showcase at Brick & Mortar • Brick & Mortar Music Hall

MAY20 • Golden State Warriors Dogpatch Block Party • Dogpatch

MAY18 • Electro Thursday with Jonna & Jonah Sun & Steve Ward Moore • PianoFight

MAY7 • Open Mic feat. RZN8R • Neck of the Woods

APR6 • Great Highway, Sophia Prize, RZN8R • Elbo Room

FEB24 • Popgang Records Idea Unsound EP Release Party • Three Ravens Gallery


DEC1 • Free Holiday Party w/ ATTLAS and ARMNHMR • 1015 Folsom

NOV16 • Watzreal Album Release PartyElbo Room

OCT26 • Audio Backyard • Impact Hub SF

SEP29 • 235th Galactic Tick • 20mission

SEP28 • SFYD's 10th Annual Ball in Blue • MEZZANINE

SEP23 • Electrified Fun Times • Milk Bar

SEP20 • Funfest USA • Blue Lagoon

SEP19 • DUCKWRTH, Emily McClean, Dante Elephante, RZN8R • Sofar Sounds SF

SEP8 • Shara Lunon & Afrozip (NYC) with Tyler Holmes, RZN8R, Slimburn • The Night Light

JUL16 • GlowCon 2016 • The NWBLK

JUL15 • Host Bodies, RZN8R, Sage and The Chemists • Neck of the Woods

JUL2 • The Free Party • 20mission

JUN18 • Ben Zaidi and RZN8R: Future Hypnotic Grooves • Red Poppy Art House

APR30 • 4/30 RagerThe Knockout

APR14 • Nym, RZN8R, Analog Dream at Bottom of the Hill • Bottom of the Hill

MAR26 • Going Fourth • 20mission


DEC12 • 3 is The Magic Number • Piano Fight

SEP24 • Silent Disco Benefit for Broke-Ass Stuart's Mayoral Campaign • Music City

AUG7 • Outside Lands After-Party w/ ANAMANAGUCHI, BLAUS and RZN8R • Neck of the Woods

JULY4 • Balanced Breakfast Presents: American Disk JockeyPiano Fight

MAY9 • Oakland Drops Beats feat. Krystyn Pixton, RZN8R, Hexes • Awaken Cafe

APR22 • NOW! Festival: Loops and Shutters • Madrone Art Bar

MAR18 • SXSW Special Delivery with Thriftworks and Russ LiquidKRAVE

FEB25 • Noise Pop 2015: TV Girl, Monster Rally, Yalls, RZN8R • Brick & Mortar Music Hall


NOV7 • RZN8R @ Warehouse 416! • Warehouse 416

SEP18 • Martin Luther, Kendra McKinley, Eitch, RZN8R  • Neck of the Woods

SEP12 • RZN8R, Knocksvill, Brogan Bentley (DJ Set) • Slate Bar

JUL8 • Vinyl and Vino • The New Parkway

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