The time had finally come… After months of anticipation and (literally) crossing days off our calendar, it was finally November 20th, 2015. Night one of Zeds Dead’s 2 Night Stand Tour in Los Angeles, CA. The choice of venue for this concert series was The Fonda Theatre, an extremely intimate 1,200 person venue in the heart of Hollywood. The duo selected the venue for its history & intimacy. These Canadian masterminds had one thing in mind for this tour, which was to present their sets to the real fans, the ones who are truly DEADicated. Unlike a festival set, this performance was solely based around the likings of DC and Hooks and for that reason we were blessed with a two-hour set. Four hours of Zeds Dead in two nights? Needless to say, we were essentially living out what seemed like a fantasy.


As the dimly lit Fonda Theatre anxiously waited for the duo to take the stage it seemed as though time was moving exponentially slow. Finally, the two took to the decks and kicked off the two hours of madness with none other than “In the Beginning“. Oh, that’s (un)expected. The tracks flowing out of the speakers were everything we wanted and more. They pulled tracks from all corners of the music spectrum. Sticking to their roots and dropping heavy dubstep like “Hell Cat” produced by Must Die! and Habstract; then turning the tables and dropping more new age Hip-Hop like Drake’sTrophies” and “Thought it was a Drought“, off Future’s most recent album, DS2.


Knowing full well we had a second night ahead of us – we knew the duo would save some of their more anticipated tracks for the second night (which was fine because it only left more room for surprise drops). As the clock approached 1am and their set came to a close, DC & Hooks ensured to keep energy levels way up. After dropping “Where Are You Now” into “White Satin” it was evident the entire crowd was still ready to party.

After concluding the first night’s set and walking off the stage, the crowd (us included) was not ready to say goodnight. The nonstop cheering and endless shouts of “ENCORE….Encore…” finally resonated and about 5 minutes after their closing the two took the stage to present a brand new track off their upcoming album. The crowd went HAYWIRE to say the least. The energy and DEADication throughout the theatre was something profound and made it very evident why they chose to do this type of tour, at these specifically selected venues. With night two just around the corner, it was hard to fathom how they could top such an incredible set. However, being the legendary producers they are – there was not the slightest doubt in anyone’s mind we were in for another rollercoaster of a show in a short 24 hours.

Look out for our review of Day 2, coming your way tomorrow!

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