Zeds Dead Drop New Deadbeats Radio Mix For Halloween

Zeds Dead Drop New Deadbeats Radio Mix For Halloween

Entering late into the Halloween mix race is Zeds Dead! One of my first times seeing the Canadian duo was at HARD Day of the Dead 2013 when they played atop a massive haunted house, so I have no doubt they can throw down a spooky mix along with the best of em. Thankfully, I didn’t have to listen very long to have my suspicions confirmed.


This is easily one of the spookiest mixes of the holiday, with “Monster Mash,” “Devil’s Den,” a “Thriller” mash up, the duo’s own “The Twilight Zone,” and more, including 1788-L’s new remix of the Halloween theme song. Track selection is only a part of the game when it comes to presenting a certain vibe within a mix, but Zeds Dead have it down to a science.

Check out the full mix below!

Tracklist:
Stranger Things – Main Theme (JACKNIFE Bootleg)
Rezz & Malaa – Criminals
Zeds Dead – Demons
Bobby Pickett & The Crypt Kickers – Monster Mash
deadmau5 – Ghosts N Stuff
Skrillex – Devil’s Den (Jack U VIP Edit)
Cirez D vs Michael Jackson – Ruby Thriller (Daniel Bailey Mash Up)
Farkas – Harmess
Zeds Dead – The Twilight Zone
Crankdat – Phantom Cry
Cookie Monsta – THEM
Michael Myers – Halloween Theme (1788-L Remix)
Figure – Riddim of the Living Dead (ft. Point Blank(
Liquid Stranger & Ganja White Knight – Jungle Juice
Skream – Filth
Infekt – Fearless
Liquid Stranger & Shlump – Creature
Lost – The Dead

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Zeds Dead's Seminal "Eyes On Fire" Remix Turns 10 Years Old Today

Zeds Dead’s Seminal “Eyes On Fire” Remix Turns 10 Years Old Today

Ten years ago, I was but a fledgling headbanger. I’d maybe heard Mt Eden’s “Sierra Leone,” perhaps “Jehova,” and… Zeds Dead’s “Eyes On Fire” remix.


This was also back in the early days of UKF, the platform at least partly responsible for the popularity of artists like Flux Pavilion, Modestep, Nero, and Knife Party. In fact, half of UKF’s top 10 most watched videos feature Flux Pavilion. But, that’s beside the point — today, we’re here to talk about the channel’s #1 video of all time.

Since 2009, Zeds Dead have put out a number of EPs, two albums, their own record label, back-to-back nights at Red Rocks, innumerable headline tours, and more. They’re verified legends. But still, their legacy can be easily traced back to this one… single… remix.

It’s a wonder what might have become of Zeds Dead had UKF not existed. Let’s be thankful we don’t ever have to find out. Listen to “Eyes On Fire” below.

 

Photo by Scott Hutchinson for Insomniac Events

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Jaenga - Shivers Feat. FJØRA

Jaenga – Shivers Feat. FJØRA

Jaenga isn’t a new artist by any means, having released with Zeds Dead and toured on Deadbeats dates over the past year, but he is pretty new to me. And what a brilliant introduction to his sound than “Shivers” with FJØRA.


My first impression of the song was how closely it resembled classic Zeds Dead productions, with the style of bass and short, punctuated strings coupled with ethereal female vocals. This is hardly a negative, though, since that style is timeless. However, halfway in, Jaenga distinguishes himself from the pack with a wild halftime cut, as if he’s remixing his own track.

Check out “Shivers” from Jaenga with FJØRA below, out now via Deadbeats.

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