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// CONCORD DAWN(New Zealand) @ TWO:TONE // April 19 2012 // The Boiler Room on Elm //
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Thursday April 19,2012
CONCORD DAWN(New Zealand)
Concord Dawn began life as Evan Short & Matt Harvey, bursting onto the New Zealand music scene back in mid 1999 with their unique high octane Drum and Bass sound. After a year or so of underground success they were courted by local electronic music label Kog Transmissions and released their first album Concord Dawn in July 2000.
After touring the album throughout New Zealand they released their second album Disturbance in April 2001 and received "Best Electronic Album" and "Best Independent Release" at the 2001 bNet Music Awards. Both Concord Dawn and Disturbance sold far better than expected and the boys received strong reviews in all forms of media not only for their releases but also for their energetic live performances. For the next year they went into hiatus to refine the Concord Dawn sound further with Evan heading to London for 5 months to immerse himself in the culture of the Drum and Bass homeland. Upon his return to New Zealand work was started on their 3rd album Uprising with tracks like "Morning Light" and "Don't Tell Me" finding international acclaim well before the album's release. Uprising was released in New Zealand in September 2003 and reached gold sales status in an amazing 3 months. Work on their long awaited 4th album was completed in early 2005 and was titled Chaos By Design to express the album's musically eclectic nature. The album and singles won critical acclaim worldwide with various tracks off the albums being signed to some of the biggest and most respected Drum and Bass labels worldwide such as Metalheadz, Ram Records and Hospital Recordings. Chaos By Design also won "Best Electronic Album" at the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards.
Another full world tour was embarked on shortly after the release with Matt relocating to Vienna, in the heart of Europe and Evan covering New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Americas from home base in New Zealand.
2008 saw Evan focus on his studio commitments while Matt continues with Concord Dawn. The 5th studio album, 'The Enemy Within' was released on September 20th and garnered much praise, receiving iTunes New Zealands "Electronic Album Of The Year" and being nominated for the same prize at the Vodafone New Zealand music awards also. It peaked at #2 in the iTunes album charts.
Following extensive touring supporting this release Matt went back in to the studio to work on "The Race To Zero" EP which heralded a new direction. The release (in mid 2011) received a 9.5 out of 10 from DJ mag as well as release of the month, and had radio support from the BBC amongst others.
The close of 2011 sees the release of a Trei and Concord Dawn EP on Uprising Records, with a second "Race To Zero" EP also completed and scheduled for a first quarter 2012 release. Uprising Records continues to fly the flag for new, innovative and exciting artists, with a history including the cream of New Zealand artists such as Bulletproof, State of Mind, the Upbeats, Dose and Trei as well as international artists as diverse as Pendulum, Camo and Krooked, Prolix, Rido and Black Sun Empire.
with MC ASTRO & LEO J on the mic!
The Boiler Room
2723 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75266
18 & UP with ID // Doors open 9:00pm-2am
Cover: $10 21+ // $15 18+
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