Artist Spotlight: Rodney Hazard

 Photo courtesy of the artist

Photo courtesy of the artist

We're super excited to kick off our new Artist Spotlight feature with Brooklyn producer extraordinaire Rodney Hazard. The Artiphon Artist Spotlight is a month-long series dedicated to the creative processes and personal journeys of musicians and makers in the Artiphon community. Keep reading to learn more about Rodney and his work + get a sneak peek at what's to come!


Wielding an acute ear for blistering beats and atmospheric productions, a keen eye for design, and an unrelenting spirit, Rodney manifests his version of New York City through sound and vision. Check out the video above to see how he incorporates the INSTRUMENT 1 into his workflow to summon a stormy track from the ground up, and listen to the I1-produced "Reflection" and "Turbulence" via Soundcloud below, the latter featuring Drake and Cardi B collaborator Chef Pasquale.

What else can you expect to see this month across the Artiphon blog and social media? Illuminating interviews, new music, and more! Also, be sure to keep an eye out for the full video of Rodney's recent Ace Hotel residency dropping soon. [If you're just catching up, we had the honor of curating last month's lineup for the Artist in Residence program at the Ace Hotel New York – read more about it over on the Ace Hotel blog). And as a bonus, here's a preview of the artwork for Rodney's first single, "Nomad," from his forthcoming EP, What Keeps You Up at Night?

More fire is on the way – happy music-making!

jacob gordon