“Up-and-coming electronic music duo Zeds Dead brought the bass to Iowa City 11.28.12. Combining the intensity of dubstep and electronica with a passion for “dig-through-the-crates” hip-hop sampling, Zeds Dead defies genres, presenting something for all music lovers.Their name was derived from a line in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, said by Bruce Willis. “Zeds dead baby” The audio sample is featured in the beginning of several of their productions, including Journey Of A Lifetime.”- SCOPE PRODUCTIONS
“They first hooked up in 2004 and formed Mass Productions, catering to the digging in the crates sampling school of hip-hop. In the summer of 2009, the two launched their second collaboration – Zeds Dead – turning up the bpm and aiming the bass-lines at the dance-floor. Zeds Dead has built a reputation as remixers par excellence by pulling from a vast array of source material (Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Sublime), and molding it into their unique brand of dance-floor classics. They have established themselves as a dominant force in the EDM world with only a handful of releases under their belt, and have received recognition and praise from global tastemakers such as Diplo, Skream, Bassnectar, 12th Planet, Rusko, and Kissy Sellout.-“JAMBASE
DJ Arbiter and UZ warmed up the crowd.
All photos by Paul Adams