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OPENING ACT(s): Grey , Lophiile

Thu 10/19

Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30
Electric Factory
— $36 ADV - $41 DOS | All Ages | On Sale Friday, 6/23 at 10am
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Biography

Zedd started with music in his daily routine from early childhood on. Born Anton Zaslavski, Zedd was raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany by two classically trained musicians, he began playing the piano at the age of four and built up his knowledge of the Classical repertoire throughout his childhood, at times writing a song a day. At age twelve, Anton learned to play the drums and, soon after he began performing with the post-hardcore/metal trio Dioramic. As a preteen he was already composing and producing numerous rock songs in his band's own studio. As the aughts progressed, Anton’s awareness of other genres widened, and in 2009 his interest in producing electronic music was piqued after hearing the French electronic duo Justice. With his gift for musicality and background in instrumentation, composition and production, the move into the realm of electronic dance music was seamless. 2009 proved to be a watershed year for Zedd. It was during this year that he began producing electronic music, and within an incredibly short period of time amassed widespread critical and audience acclaim. Within a few months of beginning his production work, Zedd won two Beatport remix contests, the "Armand Van Helden / Strictly Rhythm Remix Contest" and the "Fatboy Slim / Skint Remix Contest". These critical wins gave the budding artists the notoriety and clout to catch the interest of Skrillex who essentially found him on the net and signed him to his new OWSLA label. He caught the ear of Interscope A&R Dave Rene and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine and successfully released several official remixes for powerhouse artists such as Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, P. Diddy, Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex on labels including mau5trap, Interscope, and EMI. In the realm of his original compositions, Zedd’s hit singles 'Shave It' and 'Slam The Door' (out through OWLSA) both held the top spot on Beatport's charts for multiple weeks at a time. In the same year, his remix of Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” appeared on the deluxe edition of the superstar’s latest album Born This Way and his remix of “Born This Way” appeared on Born This Way: The Remix. In addition to his own compositions and reworkings of others’ songs, Zedd has had other electro heavyweights take their turn at his tracks, including Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, Knife Party and more. Zedd’s stellar development is undoubtedly linked to his unique and highly recognizable style of composition. It stands out in a crowded field as meticulously detailed and carefully produced, very playful and at the same time remarkably catchy despite the complex musicality drafting it up. Drawing from his diverse musical background spanning from classical to post-hardcore/metal to electro house Zedd’s music not only draws from uncommon sources but also has the ability to appeal to an audience outside the realm EDM. Zedd signed with Interscope records in 2012 and released his debut LP Clarityin October to much critical acclaim. The album’s first single, “Spectrum,” featuring singer/songwriter Matthew Koma, garnered massive global attention climbing into the the Top 10 on the iTunes dance chart and holding on to the #1 spot on Beatport Worldwide for almost three weeks. The track then soared to #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Song chart and was ultimately named their Dance Club Song of the year as well as iTunes “Breakthrough Album of the Year (Dance) for 2012.

Videos

  • Grey

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    Brothers Kyle and Michael Trewartha makeup Los Angeles-based EDM/dance-pop duo Grey. Initially anonymous, Grey first appeared in 2015 with a series of remixes of tracks by Zedd, Kaskade, and Jack U that combines atmospheric guitars with sharp, startling synth riffs. The duo sent their remixes to Skrillex, who brought them to the attention of Zedd, who posted them, gaining Grey thousands of followers. 2016 proved to be the duo’s breakout year, as “Starving” (their collaboration with Zedd and singer/ actress Hailee Steinfeld) became a massive hit across the globe. This was followed by “Adrenaline” a more adventurous track that was also produced by Zedd.

  • Lophiile

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    Ty Acord has gone through many different transformations on his road to pursuing the world of solo music production. Late last year he left his position as the turntablist and keyboard player of a metal band to launch his own project under the alias Scout. After a handful of productions, notably an official remix of Zedd’s “Beautiful Now”, Ty adopted the name lophiile. Since then, he’s steadily continued to build momentum behind the project with original and remixed releases that put funk, future bass, hip hop, and r&b in a blender — think Carmack, Lido, and ABSRDST fed through the filter of a background in live music. lophiile’s latest, “Preach”, sounds like the musical equivalent of a perfect day filled with feel-good weather.

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