Ahead of their We Are Deadbeats Vol.4 album release this Tuesday, Zeds Dead shares a new song. “Dead of Night” is the second single from the project, due January 14th via their own label Deadbeats, following “Sound of the Underground” featuring Urbandawn. We Are Deadbeats Vol. 4 is the highly-anticipated fourth installment of their We Are Deadbeats series and follows their critically-acclaimed debut Northern Lights. The new compilation fully captures the sense of community across the close-knit Deadbeats universe, including features from familiar faces Holly and Champagne Drip, alongside the likes of Jauz, Ganja White Night, Omar Linx, Subtronics, and Urbandawn.
Zeds Dead says of the album: “We wanted to collaborate with some artists on our label as well as artists that represent the kind of music you’ll hear at a Deadbeats show. We are in the process of finishing our second album, and at the same time have been working on these tracks for our live sets. Over time all these tracks started fitting together like a mixtape or compilation of sorts, and we felt it was a natural evolution of the We Are Deadbeats series we’ve had on the label since it started. It took shape very organically and what was once meant to be a sort of precursor to our album eventually transformed into an album of its own and we’re incredibly happy with how it turned out. That second Zeds Dead album is still coming though!”
“Dead of Night” arrives at the top of the new year after Zeds Dead x Deadbeats announced DeadRocks 7, the seventh iteration of their two day massive headlining show taking place on July 2nd and 3rd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now at deadrocks.net. The seventh iteration of the show follows their 4th annual Deadbeats North American tour, which featured over 100K in attendance, and will take place after dates in San Francisco, Montreal, New Orleans, and Arizona later this year. Tickets are available on their website
The products of two musically-inclined households, Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan aka Zeds Dead played piano before moving onto the guitar. As teens, they became enamored with the beats of ’90s hip-hop producers (e.g. DJ Premier, Pete Rock) and formed production duo Mass Productions (MP). Like DJ Shadow or RJD2, they explored the boundless potential of hip-hop based instrumental music. This insatiable appetite for sonic exploration has been the guiding principal of their career, the duo continuing to showcase their compelling, genre-bending sound through multiple dynamic releases and high-intensity live shows all over the world.