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Zeds Dead, 'Ratchet': Free Facebook Download

Maria Jose Govea
Zed's Dead

Own the Toronto duo’s NSFW remix of Juicy J's strip club jam.

A few weeks back, Toronto duo Zeds Dead gifted CODE readers with a free download of  “Demons” from their Mad Decent EP “Hot Sauce.” DC and Hooks are feeling generous yet again, this time to mark a social media milestone: 400,000 Facebook fans.

Congrats, gents.  New tune “Ratchet” -- which you can snag below by hitting the download button and liking their Facebook page  -- leaves no doubt that dubstep, hip-hop, and glitch are now one whole genre, and could easily become ubiquitous across American EDM Nation.

Replete with a vaguely misogynistic (yet somehow sage?) lyrical hook sampled from rapper Juicy J’s “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” the track brings the bleeps, drops the bass, and rings the alarm for two and a half unapologetic minutes. Beneath the simple production are some carefully hidden tricks that leave the remix door wide open. 

If the rumors of a Beyonce/Lady Gaga/Rihanna/Azealia Banks collaboration titled “Ratchet” are  true, then Zeds Dead has successfully seeded the ravers for its arrival.