As a new photographer around Hy-Tekk I wasn’t sure what to expect at these shows, but I have yet to leave one anything less than elated. WE HAD A BLAST! Just another baller night at the Granada in great company with great music.
Mt Eden (formerly Mt Eden Dubstep) is a New Zealand Dubstep and DnB production duo consisting of Jesse Cooper and Harley Rayner. Their most well-known songs are “Sierra Leone”, their remix of Sarah McLachlan‘s “Silence” and “Still Alive” which is their most viewed song on YouTube with 32 million views.
They started gaining popularity when their bootleg recording “Sierra Leone” went viral on YouTube in 2009.They currently have over 90 million combined video views and 150 thousand subscribers on YouTube, as well as 280 thousand “likes” on their Facebook page.
Cooper and Rayner met when they where about 13 years old and started making mixtapes on the weekends. At first, they mostly made Hip-Hop but decided to instead make Dubstep after they heard Benga and Skream at the New Zealand festival Phat09 and had their “minds blown” by the young genre.They also started making DnB around the same time. Their first success was the bootleg recording “Sierra Leone”, which Mt Eden uploaded and posted on their Myspace page, but it didn’t go viral until a fan posted the track on YouTube.
In 2010 Rayner’s brother suggested he make a YouTube page for the duo to post music on. He called the page “MtEdenDnB08” because they lived in Mt Eden. That was when Rayner and Cooper decided to call themselves “Mt Eden Dubstep”, later changing their name to just simply “Mt Eden“
If your in or around Kansas City tonight this event you do not want to miss out on. We are expecting 500+ in attendance and will be raging a dance floor from ( 8:00 Pm – 1:25 Am ) in the Valentine Room of the UPTOWN THEATER located at 3700 Broadway Kansas City, Missouri.
For those of you that are not familiar with MT EDEN you can check out some of their tune’s at the following links.