Must listen: Zeds Dead deliver bass laden remix of 3LAU’s ‘Touch’

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Zeds Dead put their own “Touch” on the track of the same title from 3LAU’s debut album, Ultraviolet. As with all productions bearing the Zeds Dead stamp, the take is one of high caliber.

The emotive original gains a quicker bpm count and bass laden additions in Zeds Dead’s remix. Joined by tasteful percussive accents and some gritty, dubstep-esque sounds leading up to each drop point of the revamp, the elements that Zeds Dead add to the Carly Paige assisted original amplify the affective power of the tune, while preserving its poignance.

3LAU ramps up the energy with DnB remix of ‘Star Crossed’

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3LAU had a big year thanks to the release of his widely anticipated LP, Ultraviolet. The album amassed over 40 million streams so far, and the Las Vegas-based DJ and producer is also set to release a full remix album of Ultraviolet, with two remixes done from the producer himself. The first is now out, and it is his DnB take on track “Star Crossed” that ramps up the energy with a hectic drop playing off of the soothing vocals.

Ultraviolet Remixed contains another remix from 3LAU, as well as remixes from Zeds Dead, ZAXX and others. Stay tuned for the full album release coming on May 18th.

HARD Summer delivers mind-bending 2018 lineup loaded with special back-to-back performances

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HARD Summer is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming edition of the festival, led by one of the event’s most memorable lineups to date. Slated for August 4 – 5, and returning to a familiar venue at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway, HARD’s flagship event is sticking to their tried and true playbook of marquee dance and hip-hop match ups, laced together by the underground’s finest newcomer talents, dropping off a lineup of over 70 acts. Best of all, 2018 now is officially the year of the back-to-back.

Marshmello, Travis Scott, Louis The Child and Porter Robinson‘s Virtual Self project are all tapped for headlining duties, along with , Louis Vuitton’s newly-signed artistic director and moonlighting DJ Virgil Abloh, and Flosstradamus. In between massive headliners and top-card highlights that include Rick Ross, Slushii, Ekali, San Holo and more, the talent roster is littered with never-before-seen back-to-back performances that could honestly form their own insane lineup.

Diplo and Dillon Francis will share the stage for the first time, and Jauz will join Zeds Dead for a co-headlining slot, Snails and Kill The Noise are apparently allowed to perform together, despite how dangerous that sounds. Four Color Zack and DJ Craze are bringing their 2¢ project to HARD Summer as well as Escapade, Ardalan and Walker & Royce‘s Dirtybird mashup. Borgore and Getter are pairing for an unholy union, and Baauer and A-Trak are joining for another one of their rare tag-team bouts. And these are just the back-to-back sets.

Additional firepower from Mija, k?d, Tokimonsta, Madam X, Joyryde and many more round out one of HARD’s best bookings to date. And with the festival boasting added amenities, updated safety and comfort features, plus a hilarious trailer that pins Diplo as the “Dawson’s Creek looking motherf****r” he is, we’re looking at what could be the most over-the-top edition of HARD Summer yet.

Zeds Dead issue impressive sequel to their Deadbeats Radio dubstep series with second episode

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Following the popularity of their “Old School Dubstep Throwback Episode,” Zeds Dead continue their saga with another impressive “All Dubstep” installment of their Deadbeats Radio label mix series. The special episodes are dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of dubstep, from the genre’s humble beginnings to the classics that influenced their own unique sound.

In Deadbeats Radio 041, the boys explore the contemporary current of dubstep, showcasing a few of their own recent tracks, with some masterclass mixing that takes listeners on a rollercoaster ride through low tempo sound and melodic breaks. Of course, it wouldn’t be a dubstep throwback episode without Zeds Dead paying homage to some old classics in Truth’s “Lion,” Skrillex‘s “Ruffneck,” and Caspa‘s heavy remix of deadmau5 and Kaskade‘s “I Remember.”

Ganja White Night x Zeds Dead – Samurai
SPL – The Vision
Infekt – Fearless (Original Mix)
Juju, Magalodon – Eine Fette Party (Original Mix)
Lifecycle – Zero-X (Original Mix)
Lifecycle (NL) – CPT. Bassline (Original Mix)
Roadsbeaf – Hollywood (Original Mix)
Synkro – Everybody Knows
Chad Dubz – Void (Original Mix)
Cookie Monsta – Soundboy
Zeds Dead – Woman Wine
Jardin Bruxsel – Requake
Breakage – Higher
Farkas – Keepin’ It (Original Mix)
Sub Focus – Coming Closer (feat. Takura)
Truth – Lion (feat. Taso)
Skrillex – Ruffneck (Flex)
Ganja White Knight – Outta Time (feat. The Widdler)
J Kenzo – Cross Polarity
Mydas – Squared (Original Mix)
Proxima – Trapped
TMSV – Modification
Deadmau5 & Cascade – I Remember (Caspa Remix)
L-Wiz – Powder
Dubamine – Mental (Original Mix)
Von D ft. Phephe – Show Me
Burial – Archangel

Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats label announces star-studded second round of interactive tour

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Fresh on the heels of their sold-out Miami Music Week showcase, where they plunged into deep the depths of bass and eccentricity, Zeds Dead has announced its Deadbeats label’s second annual tour.

With a run of over 19 dates across the US, Zeds Dead promises s a fervent affair and exclusive extensive of its Deadbeats-ethos. In addition to its rotating acts, the duo promises new interactive elements like the Deadbeats Arcade which features free old games, graffiti installations, merchandise pop-ups, and an after-party series dubbed Deadbeats After Dark.

Speaking on the new concept they’ve said,

“We’re creating our own world with this tour, a world where there are no borders and all are welcome. A world of music and art, fun and games, and of course you the Deadbeats family! Let’s get lost in this world together…We Are Deadbeats…”

The tour promises to be an unparalleled phenomenon welcoming fans with open arms to a world they and Zeds Dead will continue to create hand-in-hand in the years to come. With the success of last year’s inaugural Deadbeats tour in recent memory, it’s one that’ll fans will continue to revel in, year after year.

More information and tickets are available here.

Photo Credit: Chad Kamenshire

​Zeds Dead share full lineup for 5th annual Red Rocks event, ‘DEADROCKS’

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Zeds Dead are bringing their annual Deadrocks show to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, and for their fifth occasion, the boys are surely pulling out all the stops. The two-day event boasts a hefty list of line-up support, with G JonesEkaliPsymbionicMad Zach and Deadbeats Records artist DNMO on July 2nd, and RuskoEPROMHabstraktUm..,  and Chuurch on July 3rd.

Over the years, the Deadrocks event has become a sold-out family affair for Zeds Dead fans as they travel from all corners of the US to ascend upon one of the world’s most prestigious outdoor venues. Why? Because “DC” and “Hooks,” as the boys’ individual nicknames go, have been known to bring out surprise guests, premiere unreleased music, and unleash top-notch visual production upon their audience. One can bet the 2018 gathering will take no short cuts in celebrating Deadrocks’ fifth birthday, either.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Feature Image Credit: Camille Breslin

Minus Zero Festival brings the heat with complete 2018 lineup

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For the past three-years, winter sports and music compatibly converged in Vermont under the auspices of the Minus Zero Festival.

The winter sports and music festival will host its annual fourth edition at Vermont’s Mount Snow Resort, offering attendees the unique opportunity to hit the slopes of Vermont’s Green Mountains in between sets spun by renowned electronic artists. Slated for April 6–8, Minus Zero’s 2018 edition will see festival headliners ODESZA, Zeds Dead, Claude VonStroke, Tipper, Jai Wolf, and Rezz bundle up to bring their beats to Mount Snow Resort. More than 50 acts will provide support, including Pierce Fulton, Liquid Stranger, and Walker & Royce.

Minus Zero ticket holders will have access to at least two official after-parties each evening, a larger main stage, an increased number of bars and drink stations, and art installations curated by Incendia, TRIFUCTA, The Hive, and local Vermont collective, Playa Vibes. Attendees will also be able to experience The Barn, Minus Zero’s new indoor stage, complete with its own house oriented lineup.

Those interested in attending Minus Zero’s icy fourth iteration can purchase passes to the festival, here.

Photo Credit: @minuszerofest/Instagram

Drai’s Beachclub returns in 2018 with a massive flock of resident DJs

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Las Vegas’ Drai’s Beachclub has unveiled an enormous schedule of programming for 2018 featuring such notable residents as A-Trak, Destructo and Zeds Dead, to name only a few. The rooftop club’s doors open on March 2nd and will feature seven sparkling pools in addition to the high energy sets it’s offering.

With 30,000 square-feet of slip-proof pool deck acting as a festival grounds of sorts, attendees can relish in extensive guest service and luxury offerings, including complimentary towel service, 30 luxury cabanas and bungalows, 40 plush day beds, two full-service bars, 10 towering palm trees, a full-service gourmet café, and more. The club will also play host to a full menu of bottle packages.

Full Lineup Below:

4B

A-TRAK

ANNA LUNOE

APE DRUMS

AUDIEN

BENZI

CLAUDE VONSTROKE

DADA LIFE

DESTRUCTO

DEUX

DJ PAULY D

FELIX CARTAL

GTA

HENRY FONG

JAYKODE

JSTJR

KITTENS

MK

QUIX

SAK NOEL

SAVI

SHELCO GARCIA X TEEN WOLF

SHOWTEK

STOOKI SOUND

TROYBOI

TWRK

WALSHY FIRE

ZEDS DEAD

ZEISHA

Weekend Rewind: Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats Radio 029 surveys the full spectrum of Drum n’ Bass

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Zeds Dead has never sacrificed quality in their weekly radio show output. Following an announcement they’d be taking time away from touring to focus on their Deadbeats radio show, the Toronto duo has delivered another robust mix. Every few weeks or so, the boys keep their mixes fresh by introducing special guests or special themed mixes, such as their dubstep throwback episode.

Zeds Dead have taken on a “Drum n’ Bass Special” for the 29th episode of their Deadbeats radio show. The entire hour-long mix is an ode to their personal inspirations in the genre over the span of twenty years. Featuring nods to Noisia‘s “Could This Be” to Adam F‘s “Circles,” Zeds Dead are vocal about the DnB artists who’ve had an influence on their own sound design as they began crossing over from hip-hop into electronic music.

“Coming from making hip-hop, drum n’ bass is double the speed of hip-hop and it was the first sort of gateway drug for us into electronic music, and it was cool because a lot of drum n’ bass people were remixing hip-hop songs and it had kind of the same attitude, back then at least. So it was sort of the natural progression and it was the sound designs and textures and insane production quality that really attracted us to it, and we wanted to use those sound in different ways, it inspired us to up our production game, and I think anyone who listens to drum n’ bass has a really high standard for beat making.”

The mix also features Zeds Dead’s monstrous collaboration with Jauz, “Lights Go Down,” and their special DnB flip of Drake‘s “No Tellin’.” The boys also reveal that they are going to start doing many more themed episodes in the future.

Tracklist:

Zeds Dead x Jauz – Lights Go Down
Commix – Be True
Capleton, Chase & Status – Duppy Man feat. Capleton
Keeno & Whitney – Hold Ya (VIP)
Noisia – Could This Be
Memtrix – Numb Eye
Calyx And Teebee – Make Your Choice
Annix – Kilamanjaro (feat. Profile)
Break – Crunchy
Culture Shock – Low Frequency
Dimension (UK) – Maschinen
Hamilton – Bounce That
John B – Numbers (Camo & Krooked Remix)
Manikin – Berlin
Sub Zero – Inside the Beast
DJ Hazard – All I Can Say
June Miller & Teddy Killerz – Wildlife
1991 – VHS
Taxman – Evasion (VIP)
Mind Vortex – The Day After
Adam F – Circles
Konichi – Visions
Sub Zero & Dub Motion – Oh Girl
I Got U feat. Jax Jones (High Contrast Remix)
Maduk – Don’t Forget
MK – Always feat. Alana (Friction Remix)
Legion & Logam – When Stars Fall
DJ Fresh ft. Pendulum and Fats – Babylon Rising
Drake – No Tellin’ (Zeds Dead dnb Flip)
June Miller – Ups & Downs Feat. T & Sugah & Anouk Visée

Zeds Dead x Ganja White Night – Samurai

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Bass maestros Zeds Dead and Ganja White Night teamed up for a smashing single titled “Samurai.” The track is haunting in essence, and breathes an air of suspense onto listeners’ necks before thrusting into chaos.

“Samurai is what happens when you bring Hans Zimmer to a rave,” described the two groups.

Zimmer would likely have a panic attack, though, if he witnessed the breakdown in “Samurai,” as the collaborators at hand have generated a palpable tenacity in the track’s high energy catharsis. Zeds Dead’s metallic tinged synths are drawn out by the dub-influenced nature of Ganja White Night’s undertones in what is best described as a head over heels trek into dubstep chaos.