Back in 2016, dubstep pioneers Zeds Dead changed the bass scene with the announcement of their label Deadbeats. Two years later, the iconic duo’s imprint Deadbeats has emerged as one of today’s leading labels that continues to redefine and shape the future of bass and dubstep music with each release. Through their compilations, radio show, curated festival stages, tours, and events, Zeds Dead and the Deadbeats crew have continued to set an incredibly high standard for the bass and dubstep community.
As the end of the year approaches, Zeds Dead is ready to end the year with a bang by releasing their next label collection Deadbeats Compilation Vol. 3. A well-defined collection of artists and tracks that are pushing bass and dubstep music forward, Deadbeats Compilation Vol. 3 is a 12-track blueprint of the evolving sounds that Deadbeats plans on pushing over the next year.
Featuring tracks from Gentlemens Club, Um.., Ducky, Blunts & Blondes, Jaenga, Holly, SIPPY, SoDown, Klutch, Mersiv, Cozway & BONNEMA and Rome In Silver, Deadbeats Compilation Vol. 3 offers a wide range of diversity, creativity, and talent.
“We tried to find tracks from each of these artists that gave listeners a good taste of what these producers are working on just to wet the appetite so to speak. Our hope with this compilation and really anything we release will make listeners want to hear more from these artists, dive into their catalogue, and become fans of the acts.”
To celebrate the compilation and their impending third-year anniversary, we caught up with the Deadbeats team and what they have in store for us in 2019. Listen to Deadbeats Compilation Vol. 3 and read on to see our full Q&A.
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What events does Deadbeats have lined up in the near future?
Our 2018 tour wraps up on 12/28 in Brooklyn. Between now and then we’re playing Seattle on Nov. 30th and Detroit on Dec. 8th. Totally different lineups for each show but still bringing that same Deadbeats flavour. So you can expect to see some new merch, new artists, the Deadbeats Arcade, and maybe a few celebrities or celebrity lookalikes…who knows! Anything can happen.
Is there something specific that the team looks for when considering an artist?