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Like any artist making a significant amount of noise in the bass music selections of contemporary times, dubstep/glitch duo HavocNdeeD discovered a passion for electronic music in the drum & bass areas crammed back in the darkest corners of those massive raves of the 1990’s. A recent collaboration between marquis U.S. disc jockeys (OB-one and J. Paul) drew upon their extensive experience in the largest nightclubs of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Miami. The years behind drums, synths, guitars, and crate after crate after crate of every genre of music from the last 50 years combined with those fond memories at the foot of giant bass bins to create a sound all their own. Their first single “Bass4YaFace” is a testament to that. Creating a buzz on Beatport and getting regular spins from DJs varying from Z-Trip and Jazzy Jeff to The Next Men and Drop The Lime.
HavocNdeeD has followed-up with numerous well received singles to date. The growing reputation of DJ-synth-drum-guitar-vocal combinations in their live shows secured slots at must-attend events over the last year. This includes the 420 Festival and World of Drum & Bass, and pulled them away from North America for performances in Australia and New Zealand. While the releases don the logo of their newly-forged 119 Sound label, dubstep giant Play Me Records saw their potential early on and was instrumental in their growing exposure. The most recent offerings are remixes for Geoffrey Paris and American Idol star Julissa Veloz. Though it was a video posted by Linkin Park that holds the key for tomorrow’s projects.
Drawing upon their love of classic hip-hop, HavocNdeeD felt that NWA’s “Dopeman” deserved a dubstep remix. This somehow gained the attention of Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda who posted a video of it on his blog doing a live remix session. When looking at possible remixers for the new Linkin Park album the duo came to mind. “Our new record is more beat-driven and electronic than our past efforts, so I thought it would be a good fit”, explains Shinoda. "Their remix of “Wretches and Kings” came out incredible… the bridge section is massive!” The remix came full circle when Chuck D from NWA cut an original verse for the track giving it a massive blend between classic and modern. Upon fulfilling expectations for the remix, HavocNdeeD continues to open doors to more opportunities. They have since completed a remix for She Wants Revenge and look forward to expose even the most mainstream of music fans to the elements they love about independent dance music… and make those people love it too.
In the fall of 2011, HavocNdeeD announced Skaught Parry as a new member. Coming from an ambient electronic influenced rock group called Ayin, Skaught began engineering and producing artists in the Salt Lake area. This led to him spending the past few years featuring on a number of electronic dance hits as a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. He has been part of the auditory experience for HavocNdeeD in the past and also worked with artists such as Excision, Downlink, Lea Luna, Life+ & many more.