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, 12th Planet, Borgore, Mary Anne Hobbs, Plastician, Netsky, and many more.
As two of the hardest workers in electronic music, Zeds Dead’s tireless efforts have earned them 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, DC and Hooks show no signs of slowing down.
Catch them live and you’ll know: Zeds Dead is here to stay
“Zeds Dead is the future of genres…flipping genius” - Kissy Sellout
“Zeds Dead caught my attention with their bootlegs…they took a different approach to dubstep…with their new releases they keep taking it further” - Diplo
“This is the sound I CRAVE!” - Bassnectar
“Zeds Dead is what’s been missing in EDM. These guys can produce and play every style”- 12th Planet
“Im feeling it” - Skream!
“The Zeds Dead boys are the kind of artists who are willing to explore all sorts of genres in bass music and do them all really well. Not to mention they are the best of dogs!” - Skrillex
“Zeds Dead is essential in every set” - Excision