Zeds Dead and GRiZ Release Long-Awaited Collaboration, “Ecstasy of Soul” – Opera Meets The Wild, Wild West, and Dirty Wubs

Yes, I understand how the title might seem a bit confusing, but you did read it correctly. A newly released track exists at the intersection of operatic vocalizations and sounds reminiscent of the Wild, Wild West, all tied together by dirty dubstep.

Following 2022 singles “I Took A Ride,” “In My Head,” and “The Machines,” Toronto’s Deadbeats label boss duo Zeds Dead have one final release amidst the close of the nationwide Deadbeats tour. Similarly to many of their releases this year, the duo have decided to make this an epic collaboration, joining forces with iconic EDM superstar, GRiZ, to release their long-awaited collaboration.

Photo Credit: Jason Siegel @jsiegelphotography

“Ecstasy of Soul” was debuted in September 2021 at the first-ever Zeds Dead b2b GRiZ set at GoldRush Festival in Phoenix. Starting with a cover of the classic theme song for “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” and evolving into a monster dubstep festival anthem, this track has been the most fan-requested ID of both artists in 2022.

We were doing a big back to back set in Arizona and wanted to create something super epic for the intro. We tossed around a few ideas and finally decided to try something with a version of the Good The Bad and the Ugly theme. Something about the Wild West and the new frontier seemed to be calling our name. Griz is the best and this was a lot of fun to work on, it brought us back to our old remixing days. We’ve been playing it at every show since and it’s gotten the most insane reactions. Stoked to finally put it out!

Zeds Dead on “Ecstasy of Soul”

The opening cover hooks you immediately with its orchestral backing and thrilling vocalizations, behind which staccato beats begin to build anticipation and generate excitement for the forthcoming drop. A little over a minute in, the cover breaks for a voice-over that gives way to a pulsating bassline (imagine the lasers here). The vocalizations return to fill the backdrop of the blaring wubs. Listeners are given a moment of rest before the final minute of the song, which contains even heavier bass vibrations before a quick piano outro.

“Ecstasy of Soul” is out on all streaming platforms!

Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis. I’m always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!
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Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis. I’m always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!

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