Disco Donnie & Ampersand Events presents
OWSLA TOUR featuring SKRILLEX, Zedd, JACK BEATS, Alvin Risk, Nick Thayer and FRIENDS
1400 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA, 70130
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 4:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Zedd, being born into a family of musicians, began playing the piano at the age of four. After sevreal years of learning to master the piano, Anton began playing the drums in a band, and composed and produced numerous rocksongs in his band's own studio. In 2009 he began producing electronic clubmusic, to much and quick acclaim. After a peroid of only few months he attained a remarkable level and participated in Beatport's "Armand Van Helden / Strictly Rhythm Remix Contest", which he went on to win. This opened up a number of new possibilities for Zedd, and only shortly after, he won his second contest on Beatport, the "Fatboy Slim / Skint Remix Contest"! This was the foundation for several cooperations with artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, P. Diddy, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, Armand Van Helden and labels like mau5trap, Interscope, Atlantic, Strictly Rhythm or Skint Records. His first release "The Anthem" entered the Beatport charts top 20, and even made it to the second place of Track It Down charts. His remix for Skrillex' 'Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites', released on 'mau5trap recordings' climbed up the charts to #4 on Beatport and #2 on Beatport's Electro House charts. One of the reasons for this rapid development is undoubtedly Zedd's unique and highly recognizable style of composition. It stands out as very detailed and carefully produced Electro House, very playful and the same time remarkably catchy. Zedd is definitely an artist to look out for in the future...
Singer and producer Alvin Risk's talents have earned him instant recognition amongst the dance music Illuminati. Since posting his first songs in early 2011, he has already garnered support from artists like Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Nero, Designer Drugs, Chuckie and Pendulum among others.
Now placed at the forefront of electronic music, his catalog continues to grow steadily with a host of original productions and collaborations as well as remixes for artists as diverse as Matt & Kim, Ali Love, Example, Skylar Grey, and Jamaica.
"Nick is one of the most versatile producers I know … taking everything from house to drum and bass to moombahton and putting his own forward-thinking spin on it. Not genre bound, just music bound." – Skrillex
In his own words, Nick Thayer might be best described as "the musical equivalent of putting seven glowsticks in a blender". As renowned for uninhibited and unashamedly eclectic DJ sets as he is for impeccable production, Nick's cut-loose mentality is his trademark both in the club and in the studio. "I don't care about genres. Good music is good music," he says. You could put this unbound attitude down to his classically trained background, his stint in grunge and funk bands or even his lifelong love of hair rock. Whatever it is, one thing's certain: Nick Thayer was made for this.
A hugely successful AV show in conjunction with visual artist sevenmilligram is another very special trick up Nick's sleeve. This show is like no other; it's a complete assault on the senses and needs to be seen to be believed.
Following on from his 2010 album Just Let It Go – which was nominated for Best Electronic Album at the Australian Independent Music Awards – 2012 sees Nick signing to Skrillex's OWSLA label with the Like Boom EP. The result is worth the wait; showing scant regard for genres or tempos, or even accepted notions of what club music should be, it promises to rip sound systems apart.
If that's not enough for you …
""Nick Thayer makes music that will get girls shaking their ass no matter what. Impossible not to groove to his music, and if you don't you're a square." – Dillon Francis
"I can always rely on Nick for the serious club bangers." – DJ Yoda
"Nick Thayer keeps it tight, lets it groove and smacks it up." – Dominic B (Stanton Warriors)
"Nick Thayer is easily one of the most exciting electronic music producers today. His take on the moombahton sound pushes it in a creative and refreshing direction. Full support!" – Dave Nada