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Specializing in live production and performance-oriented live sets, Zapper has been giving dancefloors an original 100% live hardware experience, with on-the-spot nasty sound design, bass-heavy frequency knob tweaking and a real focus on the laptop-free crowd-interactive performance aspect of dance music.

Zapper has been known to rock spots, throw rocks at cops, but never use a computer to make tracks – until now.

Zapper’s brand new EP “Artificial Disaster” is his first collection of tracks arranged on Ableton Live, marking his new journey and fusion between analogue synthesizer sound-design and computer composition and arrangement. The result is like adding a steroid cocktail to Zapper’s live sound, creating a new dimension of dynamics, layers and sub-flair to his already grimy rich flavor.

With a focus more on composition and subtracting the limitations of live recordings, Zapper’s unique sound design gets to shine, revealing sweet atmospherics, deep barking bass, and broken glitched-out rhythms, all with an added new complexity.

Within his highly-evolving live set, Zapper is building a bridge between his hardware sound-design tools, the Virus TI, Korg Electribe, Kaos Pad and Roland SP-808, and his produced tracks by adding a new weapon to his arsenal: the Elektron Octatrack, a high-powered sampler that allows him to remix his own tracks on the spot and add layering and long-form composition to his set.

Besides his constant touring, Zapper returns to his NorCal renegede party-throwing roots to co-orchestrate “The Next Big Festival” this Septemeber 6-8, and is an organizer of Tetrion Camp at Burning Man. He also produces music and co-stars in the EDM comedy show “Headliners.”

Artificial Disaster EP:  Composed by Zapper, Mixed by Heavenly Father, Mastered by Bran Richards. Cover Art by Lucas Moore at


May 27th 2013 on SUBSTRUK RECORDINGS available exclusively on Beatport

2013 SHOWS

Feb 2nd Nevada City, The Haven

Feb 25th Source Festival Maui

March 1st Honolulu, the Sunset Room

March 8th Big Island/ Sumland

March 16th Honolulu The Loft

March 25th Maui Casanovas

May 10th Reno, 1Up

May 12th Nevada City

May 18th Emissions Festival

June 14th Foundations, NM

July 28th Five Points, Mt Baldy

August 10th Houston, TX TBA

August 24th Ukiah, CA

August 25-Sept 3rd BRC

September 6-8 The Next Big Festival, NorCal