Presented By Midnight Voyage Productions & WUTK 90.3 The Rock
Friday, June 20th, 2014
ON SALE now at
ZEDS DEAD - http://soundcloud.com/zedsdead
David Heartbreak - https://soundcloud.com/david-heartbreak
940 Blackstock Ave
Knoxville TN, 37921
$20 Early Bird / $25 Advance / $30 DOS / $50 VIP
Purchase tickets online at http://internationalknox.com/
Access to balcony
Exclusive VIP bar
Private VIP-only restroom
18+ | 9PM
Please bring a valid, state issued photo ID
:::::: 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”--
:::::: David Heartbreak :::::
EDM Producer...No Boundaries, Just music.. OWSLA Recording Artist
Globally known, Brooklyn-born DAVID HEARTBREAK remains accredited as an innovative leader in electronic dance music (EDM). He began his musical journey in hip-hop but his eclectic evolution of sound translates from his love of traveling and his interest in different cultures. Currently he has performed in over 40 countries. His Inspiration comes from listening to different genres of music from all around the globe. Some of his direct influences include world-renowned producers such as Timbaland, Afrojack, Skrillex, Dada Life, and Burial.
Unparalleled in his dedication to the EDM movement, Heartbreak has captured the attention of both established and aspiring artists, such as Skrillex, Laidback Luke, Sidney Sampson, Bassnectar, and many more. He has a wide range of fans who he lovingly labels as his "EDM family". Consistently giving back, Heartbreak has released 22 free incredibly well received EPs, featuring original signature tracks and top international EDM pioneers.