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Virgil Abloh’s peers react to sudden passing of the creative monolith

On Sunday, November 28, it was reported that Virgil Abloh had died at the age of 41 after a private battle with cancer. A true multi-hyphenate creative force, with untouchable credentials across mediums of art, fashion, design, and music, Abloh was a treasure within the artistic community and an esteemed powerhouse in the broader consumer […]

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Blanke and Deathpact team up for new Deadbeats cut, ‘Mitosis’

After giving fans the first taste of his AEON:MODE project, Blanke is returning to Deadbeats once again for a new collaboration with the mysterious Deathpact. Blending elements of drum ‘n’ bass and Deathpact’s signature dark energies, the single manages to create a harmonious balance between soft melodies and hard-hitting bass. Both Blanke and Deathpact have […]

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Zeds Dead remix Nessa Barrett’s ‘i hope ur miserable until ur dead’

Zeds Dead are back once again, this time for a remix of Nessa Barrett’s “i hope ur miserable until ur dead.” The track features Barrett’s slow vocals amid Zeds Dead’s signature production. With a reverberating style that aligns with that of their other classics, “i hope ur miserable until ur dead” pulls elements from the […]

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Rossy shares new Deadbeats-championed single, ‘Octavia’

Rossy has made her way over to Deadbeats for a brand new single, “Octavia.” Capturing a vintage aura with a high-energy framework, the track serves as the producer’s debut on Zeds Dead‘s esteemed imprint. With electric energy and a gripping build up, the single transports listeners to a world of Rossy’s own making. Her faint […]

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Rossy shares new Deadbeats-championed single, ‘Octavia’

Rossy has made her way over to Deadbeats for a brand new single, “Octavia.” Capturing a vintage aura with a high-energy framework, the track serves as the producer’s debut on Zeds Dead‘s esteemed imprint. With electric energy and a gripping build up, the single transports listeners to a world of Rossy’s own making. Her faint […]

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Chee designates himself a ‘Trailblazer’ with new Tsuruda collaboration [Q+A]

Back in the early 2010’s, Chee—real name Lesego Mlangeni—was walking down the street after school with his friend Jon Casey when he first discovered bass music. Both artists were in eighth grade at the time, and Skrillex was riding high. While bass music itself was not extraordinarily popular in South Africa, from which the two artists […]

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Zeds Dead, MKLA convene for ‘Alive’ visual

Zeds Dead and MKLA have released a new music video for their single, “Alive.” Finding MKLA dancing in a neon haze as the single’s cover comes to life, the music video explores virtual realit as it comments on wanting physical connection within digital spaces. The release of the “Alive” visual precedes a forthcoming remix package. […]

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Altered States dispatches third label release—stream Pacifix’s ‘Break’

After launching their new record label, Altered States, this March with the release of their Catching Z’s mixtape, Zeds Dead return to showcase their growing collection of emerging talent. Kicking off a new series of singles, the label honchos bring in Seattle-based producer Pacifix for atmospheric new single, “Break.” The track finds itself settling neatly […]

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Blanke dives into drum ‘n’ bass territory with new ÆON:MODE project [Interview]

Blanke‘s career has taken him halfway across the world from Australia to the United States, and has already seen him work with dance music heavyweights such as ILLENIUM, Zeds Dead, and more. While the COVID-19 pandemic put a relative halt on the rising producer’s meteoric ascent, Blanke did manage to avoid the pandemic almost entirely […]

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Must-stream: Zeds Dead’s ‘Catching Z’s’ remix package has descended

Zeds Dead‘s Catching Z’s mix series has long been a fan-favorite over the past several years. When the duo announced a mixtape off all-original tracks that would expand the series as well as launch a Deadbeats label offshoot, Altered States, listeners eagerly awaited its descent and now, a remix package that includes an acoustic version […]

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Premiere: A-BO gives Zeds Dead’s ‘lost birds’ a hypnotizing remix

On August 20, Zeds Dead will release Catching Z’s remix package in full, but A-BO‘s take on “lost birds” with Elliot Moss can be streamed in full one day early, exclusively on Dancing Astronaut. Providing a further taste of the sound that Zeds Dead’s newly anointed Altered States label will embrace, A-BO adds a hypnotizing […]

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Premiere: A-BO gives Zeds Dead’s ‘lost birds’ a hypnotizing remix

On August 20, Zeds Dead will release Catching Z’s remix package in full, but A-BO‘s take on “lost birds” with Elliot Moss can be streamed in full one day early, exclusively on Dancing Astronaut. Providing a further taste of the sound that Zeds Dead’s newly anointed Altered States label will embrace, A-BO adds a hypnotizing […]

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BRUX heads over to Deadbeats for ‘Covet’

Australian music producer, BRUX is making her Deadbeats debut with her new single, “Covet.” Featuring a unique analog sound, BRUX’s lyrics point out flaws in consumerism. Speaking on the track, BRUX said, “‘Covet’ is all about materialism—being blinded and ruled by it in these unhealthy times of social media…now more than ever.” The popping instrumentals […]

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Bensley talks the sonic shift that his ‘Cascade’ EP embodies [Interview]

In 2013, dubstep was in the throes of its golden era, and a 16-year-old Peter Bennett—now better known by his Bensley stage name—attended his first music festival. While initially there to hear some dubstep, he found himself drawn more to the drum ‘n’ bass acts, standing in the crowd as greats such as Noisia and […]

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1788-L continues string of heady French house-inspired releases with ‘HI-TECH’

1788–L released his Parallel: S EP last April on Deadbeats, which revealed two tracks that were heavily inspired by Daft Punk. Now, the enigmatic artist is returning to Deadbeats with another distorted French house-inspired track, perhaps this time a la Justice, on “HI-TECH.” Thrashing synthwork pops and hisses across the track’s three-minute run, broken up […]

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X&G’s 2Point side-project releases sophomore single ‘DON’T STOP’ via Deadbeats

X&G launched their 2Point side-project in June with the debut single “Check It.” With no sign of slowing down, 2Point now heads over to Deadbeats for their second release, “DON’T STOP.” The track contains elements that can be found in many X&G tracks, but notably falls into a deeper, more club-focused category. “Check It” marked […]

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A year and a half later, Zeds Dead return to the stage for annual Deadrocks affair [Review]

The weather at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, stationed at the foot of the Rockies, can be temperamental at times. On July 3, a clap of thunder and light rain accompanied those who’d lined up outside the venue’s gates in a bid to snag the first few rows. On any other occasion, pre-show precipitation would be cause […]

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Bensley releases title track from upcoming Deadbeats EP, ‘Cascade’

Bensley is gearing up to release his Cascade EP on Deadbeats in the coming month, priming his debut project with the title track ahead of its full release. Marking his debut extended play on Zeds Dead’s fledging label, on “Cascade” Bensley finds himself experimenting with hollow soundscapes and slower tones, making for an intriguing, yet […]

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Zeds Dead come ‘Alive’ on new single featuring MKLA

2021 is proving to be one of Zeds Dead‘s biggest years yet. After starting the year off with the release of “late night drive” to promote their Catching Z’s mixtape and announcing a new tour, the Canadian bass music duo is returning with yet another new single, “Alive” featuring MKLA. “Alive” finds Zeds Dead taking […]

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Habstrakt heads to Deadbeats for high-octane single, ‘The Sound’

Habstrakt has brought his latest single “The Sound” to Deadbeats. Marking Habstrakt’s debut Deadbeats outing, the action-packed track directly succeeds his April 16 effort, “Ice Cold,” with Dancing Astronaut‘s June Supernova, KARRA. The high-octane cut joins the three projects in Habstrakt’s rearview: “Ice Cold,” Gotta Be (Remixes), and his remix of Nitepunk‘s “Flow,” further stocking […]

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