DJ’s Ivan Rankic and Heebz are, together, the power-party duo known as Hej Zeus. Their high-energy live performances are responsible for literal ‘around-the-block’ line-ups every Saturday night at one of Calgary’s biggest (in both size and popularity) clubs. Known for their signature party-rocking sets where you can expect House, Rap, Hip-Hop, Trap, R&B, Indie-Rock, Disco and Twerk to all make an appearance, Hej Zeus has secured themselves a spot at the top of the Rocky Mountain DJ’s list.
Hej Zeus has opened for Diplo, Just Blaze, Bauer, Keys n’ Krates, Nadastrom, Riff Raff, UZ, Green Lantern, Matt the Alien, Four Colour Zack, the Rub, Thee Mike B, and literally dozens more. They have also played alongside Smalltown Dj’s, DJ Pump, Alvin Risk and le Castlevania. Maseo of De La Soul has even jumped on the mic as their MC.
When Hej Zeus aren’t out front and centre of the party, you can find them in the studio. Producing a steady stream of original and re-worked tracks, chances are if you have been on a dance-floor in Western Canada in the past year, you have heard one their tunes. Their tracks have appeared on numerous popular blogs and mixes, including Mad Decent’s (Diplo’s label) blog.
Both Ivan Rankic and Heebz have placed in the top spots in Red Bull’s highly revered DJ competition, the Red Bull 3styles, with Heebz taking 2nd and Ivan Rankic 3rd in the 2013 competition, and Ivan Rankic placing 1st in the 2012 regional’s and then 2nd in the Western Canadian finals. Ivan Rankic has also been named Calgary’s 2nd best DJ in Calgary’s most popular arts and culture magazine FFWD’s reader generated ‘Best of Calgary’ list (coming in second to the renowned Smalltown Dj’s).
You can catch Hej Zeus together live every Saturday at Commonwealth Bar & Stage (Calgary), several Sunday’s a month the Sasquatch (Banff), as well as Heebz every Thursday at Commonwealth and Ivan Rankic at The HiFi Club. Hej Zeus tours regularly to Fernie, Edmonton and Invermere in addition to Western Canadian festivals throughout the summer. For bookings please message HejZeus@gmail.com.