MUST LISTEN: Zeds Dead & Illenium team up on vicious new track
Time and again, Zeds Dead have shown that they aren’t tethered to the razor-sharp dubstep which first gained them renown. While the Canadian duo of DC and Hooks have by no means abandoned their heavier inclinations, they’ve indicated a taste for featuring melodic dance music in both their productions and their sets over the past several years.
Given this semi-recent trend, one might expect that Zeds Dead would opt to put forth something of this more soothing ilk when collaborating with future bass savant Illenium. And, though there are indeed a number of mellifluous moments in “Where The Wild Things Are,” the duo’s new production with the Denver-based producer is anything but sedate.
Debuted at Zeds Dead’s Red Rocks show earlier this month, the single pits hauntingly sultry vocals and melodic synth pads against a cacophony of abrasive bass patterns which rival the ferocity of some of the duo’s most formidable tracks. Now available via Deadbeats, “Where The Wild Things Are” proves that Zeds Dead have no intention of straying away from high-octane bass music, and that Illenium possesses quite a knack for the genre as well.
Purchase “Where The Wild Things Are” here.