ZONES initially began as a sphere of sonic exploration established in the summer of 2012 by Toronto-based multi-media artist Derek McKeon. Working as ZONES, McKeon weaves hypnotic loops and psychedelic textures together to create a marbling of pop hooks and kaleidoscopic haze. Multi-instrumentalist Kat Murie joined as a member of the live band, re-interpreting and augmenting the recorded material for a live environment. Nearly one year later, the debut and self-produced LP “REAL TIME” was released on Doomsquad’s boutique label, Heretical Objects Cooperative. As a duo ZONES has been touring and connecting with avant-garde music lovers; sharing stages with Tim Hecker, White Poppy, Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa.