Zeds Dead

HARD NYC

Zeds Dead

RJD2, Paper Diamond, Green Lantern, Branchez

Fri, October 4, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Terminal 5

New York, NY

$25-$50

This event is 18 and over


$25 Hot Potato Tickets (SOLD OUT!)
$35 Early Bird Tickets (SOLD OUT!)
$40 Limited Advance Tickets
$45 Advance Tickets
$50 Day of Show Tickets

Zeds Dead
Zeds Dead
DC and Hooks are Zeds Dead.

They first hooked up in 2004 and formed Mass Productions. Influenced by the digging in the crates sampling school of hip hop, Mass Productions released one independent album in the summer of 2007 entitled Fresh Beetz. It was their first and only release.

In the summer of 2009, the two launched their second collaboration - Zeds Dead - turning up the bpm and aiming the bass-lines at the dance-floor. Soon after Zeds Dead (alongside the Killabits) founded a weekly party in Toronto called BassMentality. Guests have included Nero, Skrillex, Netsky, Mary Anne Hobbs, 12th Planet, Borgore, Plastician, and many more.

Zeds Dead has earned an excellent reputation amongst a new generation of producers as artists without borders - genres hold no bearing over their music as they transcend style and form with ease. By pulling from a vast array of source material (Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Sublime), and molding it into their unique brand of dance-floor classics, They have established themselves as a dominant force in EDM circles and have received recognition and praise from tastemakers worldwide. With a stockpile of originals and remixes set to be released in 2011, Hooks and DC show no signs of slowing down.

Catch them live and you'll know: Zeds Dead is here to stay
RJD2
RJD2
10 years! My god, that is a LIFETIME! I cant believe I have been making records on a national level for 10 years. In 1999, I was just making these little beats in my bedroom for release on an independent label. Fast forward to 2009, and I’m….making these little beats in my bedroom for release on an independent label. Ok, to be fair, some things have changed; a bigger studio, I OWN the studio, I OWN the independent label, and instead of driving 10 blocks to a gig in m hometown, I fly 10 hours to a gig in another country. But when it all comes down to its most base level, the goal is still the same: to make a piece of music that is going to hopefully rearrange your brain, or at least provide some relief from real life for a moment or two.
Paper Diamond
Paper Diamond
Forward is not just a direction, it's a way of life for Colorado based producer Alex B who is rolling out big tunes under the new guise of Paper Diamond in 2011. The new project finds the trusted producer moving into previously untraveled musical territory.

The Paper Diamond sound has raw energy and the kind of dramatic anticipation only a seasoned producer can incite. Driving beats and bass grab on tight while deep, rich tones rumble under layers of spacey synthesizers, sweet melodies, and catchy vocals. One thing is for sure. The energy is high.

In keeping with the way of the future, Paper Diamond's debut EP "Levitate" will be available for free download from PRETTY LIGHTS MUSIC and ELM&OAK RECORDS on January 25th 2011.
Green Lantern
Green Lantern
Ironically becoming a world famous DJ was someone else’s dream. Growing up Green developed a reputation for being adept at chopping samples and having some of the hottest beats around. DJing was so far from his mind that he had to borrow crates from friends for his first gig, which he only initially agreed to do because it paid $500. Instantaneously finding that he had a knack for controlling the crowd, Green steadily built a reputation as the go-to party DJ in his area. However, his creative background and producer pedigree screamed for an outlet, which ended up being mixtapes. “Around ‘96, I made my first mixtape,” Green recalls. “I used four or eight-track recorders to do different shit. I never did a normal blend tape ever. I understood you have to stand out and so I started putting hooks in and switching stuff up.” Green’s trademarks quickly became his self-produced remixes, and a cohesiveness that had many of his mixtapes sounding like albums. The overwhelming critical acclaim made him a rising star with bookers requesting his presence on the tables everywhere from Connecticut to Japan to all over Europe.

His ascent into the upper echelon of mixtape DJs caught Eminem’s attention. Called on to helm the now classic Invasion mixtape series, Green provided a platform to showcase Shady Records’ impressive stable of artists. Eventually the synergy between the two led to Green becoming Eminem’s tour DJ on the “Anger Management” tour and an opportunity to once again pursue his initial goals. “From 1993 to 2002, I was focusing on DJing,” says Green. “But producing was so much my passion. The Eminem thing was a great opportunity to get back into what I loved and use the name I had to propel a production career.” His discography quickly swelled to include D-Block’s “2 Guns Up,” Immortal Technique’s “Bin Laden,” and Ludacris’ hit single, “Number One Spot.”

Finally established as a DJ and producer, Green spent the next few years strengthening his brand. He continued churning out mixtape classics’ like Jadakiss’ revered The Champ Is Here, manned the turntables for Jay-Z’s first international tour in 2006, and started hosting the popular “Invasion Radio” show. Then
there was 2008. Green Lantern’s succinct summation of his accomplishments last year doesn’t exactly do justice to the magnitude of them. The soundtrack he produced for Grand Theft Auto’s fourth installment, Liberty City Invasion, featured Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Jim Jones, and Clipse, and served as the sonic backbone for a game that sold 3.6 million copies in its first day of release. Nas’ Nig*er Mixtape was a rare official mixtape from the Queensbridge king that served as a middle finger to all those who opposed his controversial Untitled album. Royce Da 5’9’s Bar Exam 2 and Immortal Technique’s 3rd World cemented the idea that Green didn’t chase the biggest checks, but worked with artists he respected.

Most recently, Atlanta, G.A became a base of operations for DJ Green Lantern, landing a mixer spot on the market’s #1 station V-103 and setting up a studio to write,produce and record songs, mixtapes ,etc..”I’ve been coming to ATL for years now and i always said i love the vibe. I decided to get a house and a studio here and its been very fruitful for me in the short time i’ve been in the A..”

It’s evident that Green’s passion for creating and giving people unforgettable aural experiences has not receded. “It’s been a very interesting ride,” he says. “Director Rick Cordero said the coolest shit the other day. He said, ‘People like Green Lantern care about hip-hop and add things to the culture.’ I’ve never been one to be in this game just to eat off of it. I always contribute and bring a dish to dinner.” Given the feedback, it looks like people are enjoying what Green’s been cooking.
Branchez
Branchez
producer tryna write hits.
Venue Information:
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY, 10019
http://www.terminal5nyc.com/