It’s difficult to believe that Deadbeats, the Zeds Dead-founded label, has been in operation for five years. However, today sees the release of We Are Deadbeats Vol. 5, the latest annual compilation in a series that has consistently showcased modern tastes and talents – a sign of the times in bass music as it is experienced and experimented with in the community.
The label has brought on newcomers such as skyrocketing duo Smoakland, viral star Zingara, underground favorites such as NotLö, Tape B, and Mythm, as well as wave legend Deadcrow and a collaboration from Abelation & Saka for its fifth edition. Furthermore, the compilation includes a diverse range of sounds and artists such as Sfam, Capshun, Spüke, Farrah, Not Yes, So Dope, TINYKVT, SoSus x Eugene, blxk mntn, Twonski, and Age of Espion.
Zeds Dead have announced a Deadbeats label tour for 2022, which will begin on July 2-3 with two sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater, followed by an equally anticipated takeover at the Brooklyn Mirage. The duo will bring one of the most unique and diverse electronic road shows to iconic venues across the country, including Detroit’s Masonic Temple, Seattle’s WaMu Theatre, and Los Angeles’ The Shrine.
Check out the compilation below!