Frequency Burst x Dead Beats: Zeds Dead

Frequency Burst x Dead Beats: Zeds Dead

ZOMBOY, Buku, GG Magree, Ducky, Golf Clap, DNMO

Sat, July 21, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$50.00 - $70.00

This event is 18 and over

Zeds Dead
Zeds Dead
The tape reads Biography. Pop it in. Rewind. Press play.
A whiskey-voiced narrator starts speaking as the hazy images come into focus.

“It’s 2010. Zeds Dead is about to play one of their first shows in the basement of a dive bar in Toronto. Behind the brick walls and the unfinished ceiling exposed wires hang freely. The air smells of booze, smoke, and sweat. A crowd is lined up outside, flasks hang from their back pockets and cigarettes from their lips. Abandoned drinks rest on the lip of the dj booth while joints get sparked in the corners.

The tiny room is packed. Nobody quite knows how to describe the music yet. When Hooks and DC start their set the earth trembles. The air becomes charged and almost sexual. Everyone goes crazy. You feel the music in your bones. Your marrow shakes. You don’t know what they will play next but you know it might just change your life. Everybody at those early shows could tell - these guys are gonna be big."

Fast forward a few scenes. The narrator continues.

"It’s 2013. Zeds Dead is killing it. They’ve got an enormous catalogue that includes remixes for some of the biggest artists out there, and releases with the most credible labels in the game. They've accumulated hundreds of millions of views online. They play tours of over 70 dates to hundreds of thousands of people. Fans love their shows, critics love their creativity, and heads love their production. They’re big. Really big."

Rewind again. Further than before.

"The date’s not important. The place is Toronto, Canada. Teenagers Zack Rapp-Rovan and Dylan Mamid are introduced - they hit it off immediately over a shared love of classic hip hop, music production, and digging through crates. They join forces and call themselves Mass Productions aka MP Records. Dylan becomes DC and Zack becomes Hooks. They work out of DC’s often smoky garage. Critiquing, dissecting and swapping samples. They grow with every tune. They get on a level where their combined sound is unified and strong. MP releases an LP of hip hop instrumentals called Fresh Beets. It’s a pivotal moment for the duo."

Fast forward a couple chapters.

"It’s 2009 and hip hop is in a coma. Hooks and DC are about to have an epiphany that will change everything. They thirst for something new. They want to make people move to their sounds and not just bob their heads, but to grind, heave, shiver, stomp, and dance to their music. They want to capture the ecstasy and comradery of house, the heart pummelling thrill of Drum and Bass, the beauty of ambient music, and the heaviness of electro - all in one sound. They want to push boundaries. To challenge themselves and their listeners to”--

The movie cuts out. Ribbons of static shimmer across the blackness. Someone has taped over this part. A scene from Pulp Fiction flickers on screen. Butch and Fabienne are sitting on top of a Harley Davidson.
FABIENNE: "Who's motorcycle is this?"
BUTCH: “Its a chopper, baby."
FABIENNE: “Who’s chopper is this?"
BUTCH: "Zed's."
FABIENNE: “Who’s Zed?"
BUTCH: "Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead."

The screen goes black.
ZOMBOY
ZOMBOY
Zomboy has had an explosive few years since making the transition from his sound engineering background into full-time music production, and his dynamic rise to global recognition has been quite something to watch.

Citing early inspiration as Skrillex, Reso and Rusko, his first EP upon signing to Never Say Die Records 'Game Time' smashed the Beatport charts and led to the likes of Ministry of Sound and Warner Music snapping up several of his other tracks for various compilations. Constantly developing his unique sound, Zomboy has gone to create numerous remixes for artists such as Fedde Le Grand, DJ Fresh and Flux Pavilion, clocking millions of views on YouTube and causing an ever-increasing demand for his DJ sets across the world.

2013 saw the release of his divided 'Reanimated' EP across both Never Say Die Records and No Tomorrow Recordings, which gathered huge praise both across both the dubstep and electro scenes. He says of the Beatport Number 1 – "The two halves each have their own distinctive sound, but together they are a cohesive fit."

The future of Zomboy will undoubtedly be that of further bass domination – this year is looking to be his career's most pivotal yet. Having just announced that his debut LP 'The Outbreak' will drop in August, he embarks on an extensive US tour from May, spreading his new sounds accompanied by Eptic, TC and Cookie Monsta. His first single 'WTF!?' is to be released 19th May on Never Say Die, and sees the unstoppable force of Zomboy taking a thrilling new direction in sound design.
Buku
Buku
From the track record of Robert Balotsky's work as Buku, it’s clear that the Pittsburgh native and graduate of Music Technology is a well-equipped architect of twisted, layered soundscapes. With a menacing grasp on sound design and music theory, Buku combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, laden with resounding low-end and intricate drum patterns. With a love of drums rooting from childhood, his work reflects his passion – emitting percussive elements only a trained ear could produce.

Buku’s debut EP release, ‘Janky’, sent a shotgun blast into the Bass Music scene - quickly gaining support and full rotation by Diplo, who described Balotsky’s production style as ‘where dubstep is going’ at the brink of 2013. Following his break into the genre, the producer has been championed by a variety of curators, including Bassnectar, Pete Tong & Zane Lowe, as well as garnering the support of his peers for collaborations with the likes of Paper Diamond, G. Jones, in addition to being tapped for remix duties for Minnesota, Griz, Nick Catchdubs, Brillz & Tropkillaz.

With a strong support from the industry, Buku has seen releases on OWSLA’s NEST HQ, UKF’s Pilot Records, as well as features on Fool’s Gold, Main Course & Mad Decent. The producer’s latest single, ‘Front To Back’, has further solidified his stance in the scene – going viral in only a few weeks upon release, quickly climbing Spotify’s “Global Viral 50” chart to hold the #3 spot, as well as holding a #1 rank on Hype Machine throughout late 2016.

As a result of his consistent output, Buku has quickly placed himself at the forefront of rising talent amongst North American producers – an impressive track record only further supported by his latest EP, ‘No Dramas’, released through the dominant Dutch dance music purveyor, Spinnin’ Records. With more releases slated for the new year, a non-stop touring schedule made up of domestic and international markets, as well as a packed festival season, and continued support from top labels & industry heavyweights, 2017 will surely see Buku’s continued upwards trajectory.
GG Magree
GG Magree
Girl boss and all round BAE is how majority of the world refer to Australian DJ/producer and vocalist GG MAGREE.

Hailing from Sydney Australia, GG MAGREE has been named Australian artist to watch for 2016 by Spotify.

GG's energetic performance delivers TRAP, HIP HOP, Twerk and the occasional JB for her own personal kicks.

When GG gets behind the decks be prepared for a 10/10 booty popping performance, the chance of a surprise celebrity show crasher and one hell of a show.

Having supported the likes of Pharrell, T-Pain, Azealia Banks, Wu-Tang Clan, Naughty By Nature, Die Antwoord, Jauz, NGHTMRE and toured Nationally with Rudimental & Rita Ora.

GG is rapidly being recognized by the international music scene as the girl that plays hard trap like the boys, but still keeps a sexy attitude to her music with a larger than life personality.

Selling out shows and making big statements everywhere she performs GG has no intention of slowing down for the remainder of 2018.
Ducky
Ducky
DUCKY is a SF-bred, LA-based producer and DJ who has been playing clubs since she was 13 (via fake ID vibes). For years she's been quietly shaping her distinct sound: a range of hypnotic warehouse and experimental club productions, stretching from soft and intimate to full-on hardcore. Moving west from New York on a whim, she quickly bubbled up in the LA and internet scenes with releases on OWSLA's sister label NEST, Japanese tastemakers Trekkie Trax, Ryan Hemsworth's Secret Songs, Activia Benz, and more, alongside her own free weekly release series known as "Rave Toolz".

With cosigns ranging from Skrillex to NPR Music, DUCKY's raw emotionality and expert production have earned her a space beyond any one scene. You can find her premiering a track through Fader one day, and slaying a warehouse rave in Los Angeles the next. And with the launch of her own imprint Quackhouse Records, a grip of underground hits this year, and multiple releases on deck for the rest of 2017, her genre-free journey has just begun.
Golf Clap
Golf Clap
"Golf Clap differs from their peers by doing everything right." - Thump

DJs; producers; club headliners, festival regulars: Golf Clap are Hugh Cleal and Bryan Jones, a Detroit duo with an unmatched passion for house music and a seemingly endless supply of studio and club-focused creativity. With releases on some of the world’s most influential house labels already under their belts, along with a lauded Boiler Room session and an Essential New Tune ‘nod for “Bout That,” alongside Eyes Everywhere, they’re only just getting started.

With roots in the Detroit underground, booking local and international DJs to play at their own parties, Golf Clap have established themselves as in-demand artists and performers in their own right, via an irresistible combination of hard work and talent.

Releases on Toolroom, Relief, Simma Black, their own Country Club Disco imprint, and Kerri Chandler’s Madtech have announced Golf Clap as a musical force to be reckoned with - With fans including Carl Cox, Oliver Heldens, Claude VonStroke, Danny Howard and Green Velvet. In early 2017, this recognition peaked with Pete Tong naming their collaboration with Eyes Everywhere ‘Bout That’ as his Essential New Tune. After playing the track five weeks running on his BBC Radio 1 show, ‘Bout That’ will be released as part of Toolroom’s Ibiza album, due out May 2017.

It’s behind the decks that Golf Clap originally made their name, and their energy and passion for the craft of DJing shows no signs of abating. 2017 will mark their 4th straight year at Electric Forest (performing at both weekends of the festival). They have also performed at Movement, Mysteryland, Spring Awakening, North Coast, and Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, and are adept at crafting highly creative, energetic sets across four decks: masters of live remixing, tweaking and layering up effects and of teasing out the music for maximum dancefloor impact.

Whether they’re playing clubs, warehouse shows or at an impromptu after-party – which they more than likely arranged themselves – the sheer love these guys have for playing records and making people dance is evident. Recent highlights include Holy Ship!, where the guys earned themselves hundreds of new fans while tagging with GRiZ, Mija and Will Clarke. Add to this a three-hour b2b session with Skream in Detroit, opening for Disclosure and Get Real, performing at the Dirtybird BBQ, playing at Ministry of Sound for Doorly & Friends, and it’s been a quite incredible 12 month period for Golf Clap.

As with every movement worth being a part of, Golf Clap’s self-made community started small: a group of like-minded artists and fans giving one another exactly what they needed to throw incredible parties. But as their profile has increased, word has spread both across the US and internationally. Go to any electronic music festival now and you’ll find a strong showing for their Country Club Disco merchandise and an ever-growing army of fans. And with a tour of the US’s major cities kicking off in May 2017, there’s never been a better time to see what all the fuss is about.
DNMO
DNMO
DNMO is a 16 year old producer living in the UK, expanding the boundaries in electronic music.
Venue Information:
The Bomb Factory
2713 Canton Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://thebombfactory.com