What happens when dubstep twosome Zeds Dead team up with L.A. up-and-coming producer NGHTMRE? Apparently, the unexpected.
This week, they shared their new collaboration, “Frontlines,” a grandiose blast of warped future bass featuring space-y, wistful vocals from Sydney vocalist GG Magree. It’s a significant departure from both parties’ usual sonic palettes, though still plenty heavy to carry in the dancefloor arsenal.
“The chord progression for this track really stood out to me and I immediately wrote some ideas for vocal chops and arranged the tracks,” wrote NGHTMRE on Soundcloud. “A few months later we met up in LA and got in the studio to lock in the main idea and find a vocal. I originally pictured a track between us to be a bit heavier, but once we wrote these melodies and vocal chops I really fell in love with the emotion of the track.” Listen to it below.
“Frontlines” is the latest track shared by Zeds Dead as they prepare to release their forthcoming debut album Northern Lights via their own Deadbeats label. To promote the LP, they’re hitting the road starting this month for an international tour spanning North America, Europe and Australia, the latter in which they’re playing HARD’s debut Australian tour. View full dates here.