Zeds Dead and BLANKE drop “The Machines,” via Deadbeats. The highly anticipated collaboration has been a mainstay in their sets with BLANKE recently dropping it at Red Rocks. 2022 has been an extensive year of releases for Zeds Dead with acclaimed singles such as “In My Head” with MKLA, “I Took A Ride,” and “Think of You” with Blunts & Blondes. This year has also seen their direction shift with their new sub-label, Altered States. This extension of Deadbeats offers fans house, downtempo and dubstep adjacent genres. However, “The Machines” delivers an electro-driven dubstep hybrid of Zeds Dead and BLANKE.
“The Machines” is by far one of the heaviest releases from the Deadbeats label heads. The ominous intro erupts into an electrifying dubstep drop. The melancholic guitar riff and foreboding vocal call serve as a warning for the damage that ensues. The callbacks to the intro featured in the breakdowns continue the eerie atmosphere amongst the machine-like percussion. The piercing synth-work by Zeds Dead and BLANKE truly solidifies their devastating single, “The Machines.”
More about Zeds Dead and Deadbeats
Zeds Dead has helped define vintage dubstep sound in America; popularizing the genre in the late ’00s out of Toronto. Generations of artists count the Canadian duo among their biggest inspirations, fueled by the creation of the Deadbeats and Altered States labels. Deadbeats has become a widespread home for the idea of North American dubstep, while playing host to a diverse cast of artists and styles of bass music. This openness to explore culture trends and work with its creators led to the birth of Altered States, which further adventures into a wide array of sonic stylings like house music.
Further cementing their status as bass music’s finest, Zeds Dead took over Denver this past 4th of July weekend for a 5-set, 3-night run in Denver, the unofficial bass music capital of America. The annual event not only included sold out, back-to-back nights at Red Rocks, but an outdoor Jamboree and 2-set gig at the renowned Mission Ballroom.
Zeds Dead, Deadbeats on Tour:
- Deadbeats Minneapolis @ The Armory — September 10th, 2022
- Deadbeats San Antonio @ Cowboys — September 17th, 2022
- Deadbeats Boston @ Roadrunner — September 24th, 2022
- Deadbeats Seattle @ WaMu — October 8th, 2022
- Deadbeats Las Vegas @ TBA — October 14th, 2022
- Deadbeats Eugene @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre — October 15th, 2022
- Deadbeats San Francisco @ Midway — October 21-22, 2022
- Deadbeats Detroit @ The Masonic Temple — November 25th, 2022