When you think drum’n’bass, you may not immediately think romance, but you’re just not being creative enough. Zeds Dead and Jauz teamed up for a rockin’ tune, and we feel like it’s a glorious love song. At least, it was born out of musical bromance.
“Even before I became friends with Zack and Dylan, I always thought it would be cool to work on music with them,” Jauz says in an emailed statement. “They always made all different kinds of electronic music while keeping their sound pretty solid throughout all of it, and that’s something I really try to do with my own stuff. I think that’s probably why we ended up making a drum and bass record. We both wanted to do something that wouldn’t be what was necessarily expected, and we both have huge influences from the drum and bass world. The song turned out really awesome, and this is just one of a bunch of records we’ve been working on together. I wouldn’t rule out more music with the three of us in 2018.”
“Lights Go Down” is a breakneck bass-beater, but it’s hardly a dark brooder. It’s luminescent and enchanting, like the lights of a city come to life in the night. A wobbly, half-time break gives the song added edge. It’s exciting to think there’s more where this came from. Jauz and Zeds Dead make quite the perfect pair.
“Us and Jauz knew we needed to make a track for ages,” Zeds Dead says in a joint emailed statement. “We tossed a bunch of ideas around and ended up with this world collider. Something to skank out to. Play it, then play it again.”
The song is out now as a joint release between Jauz’ nascent label Bite This and Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats. Listen to “Lights Go Down” and get pumped as hell below.