Zeds Dead is a Canadian electronic duo consisting of Dylan Mamid (DC) and Zachary Rapp-Rovan (Hooks.) Their interesting name is a reference to a popular movie, Pulp Fiction, when a character, Zed, is dead. To end the decade off they’re releasing We Are Deadbeats Vol. 4.
The two go way back to the early 2000’s, but played their first real live set in 2009. Over the last decade, their sound has shifted and become more refined from their almost strictly dubstep mantra. In 2016, they released Frontlines, a collaboration with NGHTMRE and GG Magree. The song is very dynamic, showcasing a lot of NGHTMRE’s more lyrical melodic style and female vocals.
In 2017 they put out Where The Wild Things Are, which was a collaboration with ILLENIUM. Once again the song begins with a more ILLENIUM-like-feel with the vocals before delving into a dirty drop that is very much Zeds Dead. The rest of the song is a beautiful trade-off between the two artist’s styles.
The two producers have proven themselves to be versatile in their sound moving across the board dipping into different territories with a variety of artists. Look out for more singles off their album We Are Deadbeats Vol. 4.
Now, in 2020, the two have released a sizable number of new singles. Most recently, two singles off their upcoming album. Bumpy Teeth is a skin-off-the-knees type banger holding nothing back. A direct throwback to their defining sound of heavy grueling dubstep. Sound Of The Underground, on the other hand, is still within their genre, but almost a more reserved version of it.