Matt K created The ZooKeepers for the purpose of delivering memorable musical experiences that promote positive, self expressive vibes for everyone in attendance; all while furthering the collective progress of the underground house movement.
A New Jersey Native, Matt K first founded The ZooKeepers back in 2013 while living in New York City. Now based out of Denver, Colorado, Matt has brought a much needed breath of fresh air to the underground house scene in The Centennial State.
Matt K's personal career blasted off in 2017. From spinning sets at famous clubs in New York City to Denver; Burning Man camps like Woop Woop and NeverSleepAgain; and owning Apogaea (Colorado's regional burn) for 3 days straight. Matt K strives to deliver a concoction of melodic, soulful grooves- by way of techno, house, and disco.
Lato; a purveyor of dark, infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere. Never afraid to go too deep, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy. Having grown up on his mother's eclectic combination of funk and disco music Lato’s style became infused with his own love for both techno and house.
Today, this translates into sets where he picks apart and infuses together all the pieces of this music that he loves best: beautiful synth work, ethereal backdrops, brooding basslines, and occasional vocal hooks… all on top of a pronounced foot-shuffling house beat.
James Hartnett's intricate musical depth is the culmination of over two decades of playing, writing, producing and performing. His DJ sets are a precise balance of what the audience thinks they want, and what they don't yet know they need. Blending deep bass lines, driving rhythms, emotional melodies, and the textures of minimal house and techno, James creates a bouncy groove that is all his own.
In the past five years James has had great success as an Audio Engineer in New York, working with the worlds biggest names in pop and hip hop, and world renowned companies such as Boiler Room. While he is equally skilled as a DJ, producer and engineer, it is clear that James is a musician first. His original songs showcase his deep understanding of musical theory through their interesting harmonies, and dynamic, effective arrangements which fill the dance floor every time they're heard.
He has released original works on labels including Hotboi Records and Audiophile XXL. His debut release, Freak That, under his previous alias (Yerboi) topped the Juno Download Tech House Chart at #1. He has graced the decks in some of the best clubs NYC has to offer such as the world famous Output, and has brought his talents to Montreal, Chicago, and Burning Man.
James is the kind of person who loves you from the first hello, or the first track he spins, eager to share it with you. If you don't already, you will know him by the infectious energy in his sound, the smile on his face, and the movement in your hips.