You’re a strong, independent bass lover, and you don’t need anyone to come to your “Rescue,” but that doesn’t mean you don’t really, really want a brawl-worthy sing-along from Zeds Dead and their friends Dion Timmer and Delaney Jane. Who else can blend headbangin’ bass with addictive melodies and lace it all with authentic swirls of pop punk and metal?
The song is the first taste of a forthcoming project that sees the bass duo collaborate with some of the musicians they admire and play out the most. The project is meant to embody the sense of community its Deadbeats label represents.
“Rescue” does all of that with a kind of deftness that belies really good technique. Timmer is a real lightning bolt of talent, one of Excision‘s favorite collaborators, though this is his first time in the studio with the Canadian giants. Jane, for her part, smashes the vocal, adding the perfect amount of not-so-distressed damsel to its skater-kid cuteness.
It was a big moment for Jane, who actually was introduced to the dubstep sound at her first Zeds Dead show a couple years ago.
“I remember feeling mind-blown, almost like I had been half asleep going through life until that moment,” Jane tells Billboard Dance. “I became obsessed with those dark, dirty, demonic, bassy sounds … For obvious reasons, doing a collab with Zeds Dead has been at the top of my bucket list since I first saw them play, and I feel like they (unknowingly) introduced me to a new world of music that I have since fallen in love with. It’s the kind of music that you feel from your head to your toes and straight through your core. The kind of music that makes you headbang so hard, you wake up with a sore neck the next day. Honestly, that’s why I love bass music so much. It makes me feel the most alive. “Rescue” is one of those songs that feels like a rollercoaster while you’re standing on two feet.”
“Feel like we struck a nice balance with this one between heavy and melodic,” Zeds Dead also says in a joint statement, “something that can work well live in a bassy electronic set but also have Delaney’s vocals stuck in your head.”
if you’re ready to bang your neck, “Rescue” is out now on Deadbeats, and you can mosh or sing along in your living room below.