Zeds Dead Drop New Classic Anthem, “In My Head” Featuring MKLA, Ahead of National Deadbeats Tour
Nearly 13 years into their careers, Zeds Dead continue to prove they are among the most innovative and influential artists in electronic music. Once again teaming up with MKLA, after their 2021 collaboration “Alive,” Zeds Dead offer listeners yet another stunning cut of timeless electronica with “In My Head.” This release comes on the heels of the Deadbeats label tour for 2022 that kicked off on July 2nd and 3rd with two sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater, followed by an equally clamored-for takeover at the Brooklyn Mirage. The duo will bring some of the most unique and diverse electronic road shows to iconic venues across the country with this forthcoming tour, including Masonic Temple in Detroit, WaMu Theatre in Seattle, The Shrine in Los Angeles, and many more.
Zeds Dead has helped define vintage dubstep sound in the United States, popularizing the genre in the late ’00s out of Toronto. Generations of artists count the Canadian duo among their biggest inspirations, fueled by the creation of the Deadbeats and Altered States labels. Deadbeats has become a widespread home for the idea of North American dubstep while playing host to a diverse cast of artists and styles of bass music. This openness to explore cultural trends and work with its creators led to the birth of Altered States, which further adventures into a wide array of sonic stylings, like house music.
Born in Toronto, MKLA spend her early years living in Bentonville, Arkansas, with her family, where she was exposed to classical music and traditional folk. Around age 10, she sang in the school choir and began playing the violin. During high school, she discovered folk, emo, indie rock, nu-metal, and alternative EDM, and played in an electric orchestra before moving back to Toronto for college. She has explored a wide range of sounds through her collaborations, from deep dark bass to official dance covers to progressive house sounds.
In the same vein as “Alive,” “In My Head” has a much lighter sound than what one might expect from Zeds Dead, particularly based on their more popular releases – yet the duo has certainly shown in recent years that they’re enjoying their foray into other soundscapes. The quickened rhythm almost ventures into drum ‘n’ bass territory, while the airy vocals from MKLA make the higher bpm accessible to a larger audience. Even with the faster tempo, a sense of calm still exudes from the production, leaving listeners feeling at peace when the track completes.
Catch Deadbeats on Tour
Deadbeats Minneapolis @ The Armory: September 10th, 2022
Deadbeats San Antonio @ Cowboys: September 17th, 2022
Deadbeats Boston @ Roadrunner: September 24th, 2022
Deadbeats Seattle @ WaMu: October 8th, 2022
Deadbeats Las Vegas @ TBA: October 14th, 2022
Deadbeats Eugene @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre: October 15th, 2022
Deadbeats San Francisco @ Midway: October 21-22, 2022
Deadbeats Detroit @ The Masonic Temple: November 25th, 2022