I remember swallowing art voraciously since my early age. From comic books to sci-fi, photography and visual arts, movies, always eager for more, music was the only passion that lasted until now.
My passion for music came out of innumerable years of dj-ing. After getting a degree and work experience in photography and visual arts, I dedicated completely to music. I ate music, one meal equals an Aphex Twin album. People often describe my music as an entanglement of many genres, flowing from indie electronic and synthwave to house and techno. I would say it is a sonic journey that never ends and I enjoy the process.
The first two releases that gave me international recognition known as Herzel & Genoveva were “No More Lies” EP on Other Heights and “The Action Of Staying” EP on Dubwax in 2012. My first solo vinyl release Shades EP with Palms Trax remixes on John Talabot’s Hivern Disc came out in February 2015. Another two vinyl/digital releases on Charlois “The way You Feel” EP with Cliff Lothar’s remix and “Days & Nights” EP with Nick Anthony Simoncino’s remixes for The Exquisite Pain just boosted me to work more and grow as an artist. Two EP’s that came out in 2018 were Arp Surfer with Marquis Hawkes Remix on Biologic records and Forms EP on Uncanny Valley. A split vinyl release with Nathan Surrreal is also out on Biologic records. My track "Devoid" appeared on the cultish “Future Sound Of Jazz Vol 14” on Compost Records. I had remixes on the following labels, Stem Records, Shift LTD , Nanda Records and a track featured in the Watergate Mix20 CD by Matthias Meyer and most recently a track on Sven Vath: In The Mix - The Sound Of The 20th Season on the legendary Cocoon Recordings. I also co-run a record label called Bran and the first vinyl release BRAN001 came out this year. In 2019 I started to work as an editor for the Macedonian Telekom Electronic Beats.
In 2020 he started releasing more experimental and abstract synthesis works under the HRZL name. First album is called Subtopia and was released on cassette by the UK label Soundtracking The Void.
Artists such as John Talabot, Sven Väth, KiNK, Pional, Boddika, Joy Orbison, Legowelt, Jacques Renault, Jori Hulkkonen, Matthias Meyer, Erol Alkan, Brianna B.traits, Massimiliano Pagliara, Anja Schneider, Midland, Ed Davenport, Iron Curtis, Phon.o, Brendon Moeller, etc. valued and supported my work. The records have also been reviewed and presented by renowned music magazines and blogs as Xl8r, MIxmag, DJ Mag, Resident Advisor, Inverted Audio, The Ransome Note, De:Bug, Igloo and Phonologue and played on radio stations like BBC, Red Bull Radio, NTS, KMAH and Ibiza Global Radio among others.
The peak of my gigs were my live acts at Dimensions Festival, Electronic Beats Festival and Love International Festival. Besides constantly playing at renewed underground clubs and parties around the globe. As a part of the Berlin club scene, I regularly play at Parallel showcases and Berlin’s most infamous clubs such as Tresor, Griessmuehle, Sisyphos, Ipse & Salon Zur Wilde Renate.
Selected discography Herzel
Shades EP w/Palms Trax Remixes (Hivern Discs)
The Way U Feel w/Cliff Lothar Remix (Charlois)
Arp Surfer EP w/Marquis Hawkes Remix (Biologic Records)
Forms EP (Uncanny Valley)
VA Future Sound Of Jazz Vol.14 (Compost Records)
VA BRAN001 (Bran)
Subtopia (Soundtracking The Void)