um.. impresses with sound design on ‘now thats what i call branding’ Deadbeats EP

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um.. impresses with sound design on ‘now thats what i call branding’ Deadbeats EPUm.. Red Rocks

Um.. have unleashed a rickety three-track EP, now thats what i call branding, on Zeds Dead‘s Deadbeats label. The duo’s style consists of downtempo bass that soothes the ears for those listening for new sounds with an underlying high-energy. Dubstep noises live between the percussion elements, which creates fluid dynamics; sounding like the tracks are alive and moving. Fans of ’00s hip-hop will indulge in the hilarity of the title tracks, “what?,” “okay,” and “-lil jon;” which are fitting due to the rap tempos played with on the project.

Ben Bruce and Dylan Gold take listeners through unexpected twists and turns, leaving much to the element of surprise. They also recently released “Srillex 5,” their third rendition of yet another genius branding mechanism from their tongue-in-cheek marketing. Um.. are a force to be reckoned with in sound design, curating a unique space even for bass heads.

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Zeds Dead release third volume in Deadbeats compilation series, ‘WE ARE DEADBEATS’

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Zeds Dead release third volume in Deadbeats compilation series, ‘WE ARE DEADBEATS’WE ARE DEADBEATS VOL 3

Deadbeats has solidified its name in the bass space after Canadian duo Zeds Dead revealed the imprint in 2016. Through a myriad of collaborations and support, Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan released two label-exclusive compilation albums in 2017, featuring established and up-and-coming acts the dubstep veterans have their eyes on.

The third iteration, WE ARE DEADBEATS (Vol 3), is out now, featuring an array of well-known artists and newer talent. This is a must-listen for anyone into bass music, as the collection of songs comes directly from forefathers of the genre. To celebrate, each artist provided DA with an exclusive quote about their piece of work for the compilation.


Gentlemens Club: “When we made “Keep It Simple,” we set out to make something a bit different. It’s our take on the current free-form bass movement. We had a lot of fun experimenting with different styles on this track.”

um..: “It was fun making something darker than normal. It’s cool knowing that we can change things up and still get a positive reaction from our fans.”

Ducky: “‘Leave’ is a song I wrote when I was going through a transitional period out of a shitty relationship that turned out to be one of my favorite songs from this year. So stoked to be a part of this fire compilation! Really proud of this one, give it a listen <3.”

Blunts & Blondes: “It’s some blunt-smokin’ dubstep.”

Jaenga: “It feels great to release this tune after playing it out for the last few months. I finished it just as I was walking on stage for the Electric Zoo afterparty this year. I think its a good segue into my debut album that I’ll be dropping early 2019.”

Holly: “My new song ‘MISSU’ represents my emotions about my life right now. I tried to create this thrilled and homesick vibe with the hard drop and the ambient build up, and I’m super happy with all the sound design + how the track come out. Hope you feel the way too!”

Sippy: “The inspiration for ‘Lithos’ was to create a hard stomping tune that you can’t help to head bang to. It’s a simple idea, but the sub and the drums give that hard-stomping vibe.”

SoDown: “Zeds Dead has been killing the game when it comes to diverse bass music. When they said they wanted ‘Eskimo,’ I was really excited. I’ve been a fan of theirs for a long time and I’m stoked to be a part of the compilation.”

Klutch: “I’m typically a melody writer. That’s what most of my tracks center around. But I really wanted to collaborate with some friends who are left-field experimental trap, so I took some samples and tried to use that influence to create something that they would want to jump on. I ended up enjoying the process so much that I just decided to conclude the track myself. So this was my take on that new wave of experimental trap.”

Mersiv: “‘Mind Sounds’ is my deep, electric, loud version of mind control! My favorite part is the grand finale at the end. The track speeds up halfway through, has a little dnb tease, then slaps you with wub madness at the end. Bury That Sound.”

Cozway: “‘Radicals’ started out with Bonnema sending me the guitar-lead drop which reminded me of an Indian sitar and established a definite ethnic vibe for the rest of the track. We had this vision of the track being like running through multi-chambered fractal temple, so each part is different yet related. Overall we wanted to make something really different and we are super excited to release this on Deadbeats! Enjoy the ride!”

Rome In Silver: “‘Glass’ is about trying something new and shattering all expectations. It allowed me to step out my comfort zone, blend two styles I enjoy, and create a song out of my norm. I hope you guys enjoy it!”

Take a step back in time with Lost Lands Music Festival — photos by Chris Stack

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Um.. fires off drippingly raw new single, ‘zzz’

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Um.. they’re at it again with their new experimental bass heater “zzz.” Once the track’s industrial, grimy synthscape encompasses the mind, one can easily imagine robotic interactions and dystopian settings while listening. Rhythmic hints of Bassnectar‘s Underground Communication album stroke the new project, adding that um.. rawness and percussive creativity adored by bass heads and fans alike.

Dylan Gold and Ben Bruce are alumni from from the LA music production school Icon Collective. They began collaborating in 2014 and wanted to fill a void in music that hadn’t been touched. Since adopting that mission, they’ve been hard at work filling it with their unique, genre-defying brand of bass. Their last track, “Nothing to Say” was released off Zeds Dead‘s Deadbeats imprint, and saw the pair exploring equally heavy areas of their musicality.

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Boogie T releases ‘2KFO’ remix album, announces BOOGIE T.RIO debut at Electric Forest

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When Boogie T, real name Brock Thorton, received his first guitar at the ripe age of eight, little did the dubstep producer know that the gift from his grandparents would lead to a musical career that would include appearances at as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, and EDC Vegas, to name a few. It wasn’t until Thorton heard the bass-heavy “Magical World” from Bassnectar and Nelly Furtado that the NOLA-based musician began experimenting with dubstep, a style that was relatively obscure in the Southern region at that time.

Raised at the nexus of Cajun and Creole cultures in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thorton’s formal training in jazz, folk, and Bayou gospel would fuel his entry into the world of electronic music. The result, as any bass music aficionado knows, is a unique discography of bass-infused compositions with groovy guitar riffs and jazz/hip-hop-inspired improvisation.

Boogie T has since risen to prominence touring North America as a solo DJ, with numerous releases on well-known EDM record labels and high-powered collaborations with the liked of GRiZ, Snails, and Ganja White Night. Throughout his live sets and studio recorded singles, there have been subtle (and not so subtle) hints of what was yet to come: vocals, guitars, keyboards, and real drums. Thorton’s goal was always to one day tour with live musicians.

Enter: BOOGIE T.RIO, the next phase in the evolution Boogie T’s musical trajectory. The live band experience consists of Boogie T on vocals/guitar/keys, with longtime friend Frank “Animal Drums” Castro on drums, and notable New Orleans musician-about-town Andriu Yanovski on keyboards/synth bass. The trio will be making their live debut at Electric Forest Weekend Two with some very special guests.

“I have this thing about when I go on stage, it’s like once you’re up there everything disappears. The audience, the production, any nerves, it all fades and the music takes over. I can’t imagine that feeling sharing the stage this year, it is going to be magical. I am so grateful to my fans and Electric Forest for this opportunity,” said Boogie T.

To celebrate one such momentous occasion, Boogie T has released a very special remix pack of his single, “2KFO,” out now on his own imprint, Drama Club Recordings, which launched in late April. Thorton told DA,

“Drama Club, the label name is a play on words. There’s so much drama in the music industry that sometimes I want to poke at the irony of it all… kind of like ‘2KFO.’ But really I’m excited to teach people about different kinds of music and introduce them to things they probably didn’t even know they’d love. The music will do the talking.”

With heavy-hitting bass music contributors like Dirty Monkey, Subtronics, um.., and Symbiotic, to up-and-coming free form bass producers Madhatter!, Mantis, and local NOLA favorites sfam, the entire “2KFO” remix album stands on it’s own as a “Who’s Who” in underground bass music.

Photo Credit: Tanner Heitz Photography.

​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.

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