Stream Zeds Dead’s eight-track ‘Northern Lights’ remix EP
In October of 2016, Zeds Dead released their long-awaited debut studio album, Northern Lights, on their Deadbeats imprint. Around the same time, DC and Hooks spoke to Billboard about how it just felt right to launch their first proper album on their own label, noting, “We didn’t have any major labels or anything helping us out at any point in our career. In this day and age, if you have your own fanbase, what’s the point of getting with a big label?”
It was only a matter of time before the Toronto duo launched a collaborative remix EP to their dedicated fanbase. Spanning eight tracks in length, the precise and conscientious project is deliberately-crafted to appeal to different tastes, with some unexpected and unique twists on the guys’ classic melodic bass tracks along the way.
The EP, taken in its entirety, represents a sonic journey of cross-genre enlisted talent from veterans and newcomers alike, ranging from Delta Heavy‘s rework of “Lights Out,” Zeds Dead’s future house take on their own ballad, “Slow Down,” and Ganja White Night‘s commanding rendition of “This is Me” — an instant fan-favorite.
Perhaps the standout remix off the EP, however, comes from fellow Canadian and rising talent CRi‘s recreation of “Too Young” into an atmospheric ambient house anthem.