Mad Zach has been making waves in the world of bass music with his pristine sound design and creative arrangements. The California native, as comfortable behind a drum pad as he is the decks, has now released a dirty new track, titled “Brootle.”
Straying away from the clean and fast-paced melodies that comprise much of his catalog, Mad Zach slows down the tempo but ramps up the energy on this vicious track. Littered with bass distortions on top of an aggressive hip-hop beat, the producer flexes his design prowess with warped yet crisp layers of destructive sub-bass. Marking his second release on Deadbeats, Mad Zach is surely an artist to watch for bass lovers everywhere.
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.
The fastest fingers in bass music belong to California native Mad Zach, who releases the lead single, “The Visitor,” from his forthcoming EP, Out of Body, tomorrow on West Coast legend Daddy Kev’s imprint, Alpha Pup Records.
This eerie track could easily be the soundtrack to a universe where Stranger Things and Bladerunner have combined in the best way possible. It’s an acid journey through space-time to the rhythm of refined drums, bass, and foreboding synths. Mad Zach’s masterful union of so many intricate sonic layers in “The Visitor” is characteristic of his work — yet this track marks an evolution in the use of atmospheric sound design to set the mood.
Mad Zach has been quietly making waves in the bass music community of late, and 2018 primed to be a breakout year. His live performances are a sight to behold, as he’s often known add live elements via his Ableton Push MIDI controller — unleashing a flurry of rhythms and arpeggios with his fingers.
“The Visitor” is an exciting peek into the mind of a true beat wizard, that can only leave the listener in suspense.
Bouncing from one release to another this month alone, Deadbeats signee Mad Zach shows talent unlike any other on the roster. An idiosyncratically powerful addition to the label, his latest single “Blackout” pushes boundaries as the track falls within the glitch hop realm, a stimulating change from the label’s last few releases. Known for scouting impressive up-and-comers, Deadbeats again strikes success with this German producer.
From playing at internationally recognized festivals like Shambhala and HARD Fest, to headlining his own two-part tour across North America, Mad Zach attracts people with his mixture of ominous and warbling bass layers, amongst an overlapping psychedelic theme. Best heard over wide-set subwoofers that are able to aggravate the most lenient of neighbors,”Blackout” manages to successfully unify two downright opposing genres and merge their unique attributes flawlessly.