Audio Push

S&S Presents

Audio Push

Zac Ivie, AZA, Ådub

Mon · January 22, 2018

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Audio Push
Audio Push
Audio Push emcees Oktane and Price Tag might be young guns in the rap game, but they are approaching their careers with the swagger of elder statesmen. The rappers from the Inland Empire section of Southern California are forerunners of the fast rising "jerk" movement, boasting the sub-genre's first tribute record, "Teach Me How To Jerk.

Their skilled energetic jerk style bares similarities to '80s Ska mixed with rapid skipping, squatting and popping movements. But the former crump battle dancers can also spit. They write their own rhymes and posses impressive confident conversational flows.

Produced by Kadis and Sean of Roz Music Entertainment, "Teach Me How To Jerk" vibrates with hypnotic energy. It was the buzz they received throughout the I.E. and MySpace that secured them show dates, including a set at the highly regarded Texas Summer Music Conference. They caught the attention of Roz Entertainment, struck a production deal and started working on more songs, including a remix to their already popular "Teach Me How To Jerk."

While "Teach Me How To Jerk" will serve as their introduction to many, Audio Push is multi-dimensional. Other songs on their self-titled debut range from the hip-hop ballads like the fly Auto-Tune styled "Aviator" and bouncy "Chose You"; retro flavored braggadocio "Mike Jackson Bad," rock fueled "Audio Kiss," and the piano driven, uplifting message song "Run Away."

It's been a good minute since a new group broke out West without being associated with an already established superstar name. But Audio Push is that good. They don't need the co-sign. Their hype, energy and talent is enough to blaze a trail. It's already in motion.
Zac Ivie
Zac Ivie
Born and raised right here in Salt Lake City, Utah, Zac Ivie is just starting to reach his potential. He’s working fewer hours in order to be able to concentrate on his craft more. He’s released a steady flow of music in the three years he’s been making it, and he’s also been on the Perceptionists Tour with Zion I, Mr. Lif and Akrobatic. If that wasn’t enough, he’s soon to be married to his girlfriend, Skye. She’s the muse in his music videos, the topic of his hooks and in tons of photographs with him, in the same shoes, with matching jean jackets—it’s enough to make the lovelorn log out of their profile. It’s like Utah’s version of Love & Hip-Hop—only suburbanized and less drama-filled. They make it work.

Recording, performing, producing media, merchandising, even touring—that’s basic. What really separates the real ones from the fake one (those who want it solely for personal and monetary gain and those who want to help their community and make a lasting impression on the culture) is the legwork that’s put into establishing bonds. You can see Ivie and Skye at multiple shows/events a night, even when he isn’t performing. When he opens for an act, he stays and watches his peers’ routines as well. “I can turn the rapper off and turn the human on, if that makes sense,” Ivie says.

Follow him at:

IG: @zacivie

Venue Information:
Metro Music Hall
615 W 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT