Right after releasing ‘Desire’ I became inspired to write a bunch of new music in response to all the affirmation I received from friends and followers and a handful of those songs made it on my forthcoming ‘Promise’ EP. With the material appearing on ‘Promise’ I tried to create and explore uptempo, dancefloor ready arrangements structured into pop songs. Coupled with a newfound confidence in singing, I began bringing the vocals to the forefront of my arrangements. Inspiration for the EP came to me via listening to lots of synth heavy music (Rustie, Hudson Mohawke) as well as new school dance music acts like Cashmere Cat and Disclosure. Collaborations with artists I respect and admire has been something I’ve always pursued throughout my career and for ‘Promise’ EP I’ve had the privilege to work with Sarah Bonito, who wrote lyrics and sings on the track ‘Truly’, and Ryo Baum, who also helped write lyrics for other tracks on ‘Promise’. Moving away from samples and embracing the use of synthetic sounds that I created myself helped me maintain my focus for creating a record that I hope makes people dance and sing along while staying true to my previously established sound.
"Promise is a small introduction to Spazzkid, but one that highlights the project’s two strongest aspects—Redito’s directness and the lush music that makes him one of the most promising artists out of L.A. at the moment." - Pitchfork, 7/10/14
Released by Magical Properties 2014
Written, Performed and Produced by Mark Redito/Spazzkid
Lyrics and vocals on "Truly" by Sarah Bonito
Mastered by Daddy Kev
Album Artwork by Alex Van Dorp
Special thanks: Cameron Rath, Caleb Johannes, Alfred Darlington, Susanna Park, Dad, Cc and Gabe