We last heard from Zeds Dead toward the end of 2017 when they released their collaborative track with Jauz, “Lights Go Down.” Now in 2018, they’re back with another collaboration called “Samurai” with Ganja White Night, off their new album The Origins, out next Monday, February 5.
This is the kind of track where, if you put it on and start doing something else, you’ll soon forget who it was that you’re listening to. Beginning with delicate piano notes and a soft vocalization betwixt an almost tribal rhythm and drum pattern, the song lulls you into a false sense of security. It’s almost Haywyre-esque in execution, utilizing jazz and classical elements in the mix that you wouldn’t ever expect to hear.
And then, just as you’re starting to get comfortable with it, the absolute wobble madness comes in and reminds you that you are, in fact, listening to Ganja White Night and Zeds Dead. As far as overall composition goes, the track is wonderful and a welcome addition to an album that will likely be heavy on the wobbles.
The Origins, dropping Monday, features collaborations with Caspa, Boogie T, Dirt Monkey, and Zeds Dead. The Origins Tour will follow soon after, featuring Caspa, Opiuo, Downlink, Dirt Monkey, and Subtronics on select dates.
2018 Tour Dates
2/8/2018 Thursday Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection # + ^
2/9/2018 Friday Chicago, IL – The Aragon # ^
2/10/2018 Saturday Detroit, MI – Royal Oak # + ^
2/12/2018 Monday Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom + ^
2/13/2018 Tuesday Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater ^
2/14/2018 Wednesday Boston, MA – House of Blues * ^
2/15/2018 Thursday Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory + ^
2/16/2018 Friday New York City, NY – Playstation Theater * ^
2/17/2018 Saturday Richmond, VA – The National + ^
2/18/2018 Sunday Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^
2/21/2018 Wednesday Knoxville, TN – The International + ^
2/23/2018 Friday Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle = ^
2/24/2018 Saturday Nashville, TN – Limelight + ^
2/27/2018 Tuesday Tulsa, OK – Cain’s + ^
2/28/2018 Wednesday Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic ^
3/1/2018 Thursday Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre + ^
3/2/2018 Friday Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland + ^
3/3/2018 Saturday St. Louis, MO – The Pageant = + ^
3/8/2018 Thursday Salt Lake City, UT – Sky +
3/10/2018 Saturday Portland, OR – Roseland = +
+ Dirt Monkey