Bass music duo Zeds Dead reveals new mixtape “Catching Z’s” and announces new label Altered States
Zeds Dead launched their own independent label, Deadbeats (launched February, 2016). A tastemaker label having propelled the careers of artists such as Subtronics, PEEKABOO, 1788-L and more, Zeds Dead & Deadbeats proudly celebrate their 5 year anniversary with the launch of a brand new label, Altered States.
Zeds Dead proudly unveils the inauguration of their Altered States record label with Catching Z’s (Mixtape). First beginning as a mix series dating back 4 years, Catching Z’s showcases a deeper, more delicate side of Zeds Dead’s production. Ripe with highly diverse and nuanced Zeds Dead sound, Catching Z’s is a compelling looking glass into what is yet to come from their Altered States endeavor.
The new label Altered States focused on championing electronic, chill, and downtempo sounds, Altered States launches with Catching Z’s, a 13-track mixtape of brand new original music from Zeds Dead. Catching Z’s is available for streaming and purchase on Friday, March 26, with lead single “late night drive” out Friday, March 5.
Circulating iconic venues such as Red Rocks, Aragon Ballroom, Ministry of Sound London, and more, Deadbeats has hosted global tours that are a testament to the imprint’s international presence. Adding to their ever-growing ubiquity, the company provides fans with an excess of digital content in conjunction with their globally syndicated Deadbeats Radio show and Twitch channel which now hosts regular live streams, DJ sets, and more.
Teaming up with vocalist Elliot Moss, “lost birds” is a spellbinding whirlwind of raw vocal sincerity and downtempo production prowess. Track number 4, “phuket sunrise,” errs on the downtempo side again with an exciting breakbeat boost in the second half, energetically feeding into “get what you need,” another impressive display of Zeds Dead’s percussive masterhand.
Zeds Dead seemingly grab the reins of time for two minutes and seven seconds to usher in a cacophony of tranquility. “i think you’re cool” featuring Jenna Pemkowski elicits divine feminine energy as the singer’s buoyant vocal work hypnotizes, while stirring soundscapes whirr.
Slightly wonky, “desert fractal” features chilled out worldly beats, as “late night drive” uses chilling chord progressions to combine with sweeping 808s. Clocking in at just under one minute is “forever alone,” a haunting segue into “don’t close your eyes,” another bone-chilling display of Zeds Dead’s knack for all things downtempo. Closing out Catching Z’s is “over and over” and “93 ’til now,” two burgeoning tracks to leave a final lasting impression, as well as a taste of what is yet to come from Altered States.