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Zeds Dead and MKLA deliver brooding late-night deep house cut, ‘Alive’

Just around the corner from their coveted July 4th weekend Red Rocks return, Canadian bass maestros Zeds Dead have teamed up with Toronto vocalist MKLA to celebrate their imminent return to the touring circuit. “Alive” sees Zeds Dead gravitating back toward their love of house music, while continuing their multi-genre approach to music production and building on their signature sound.

“Alive” is a grooving late-night house jam ripe with progressive melodies, evoking a sense of comfort and euphoria. Zeds Dead tapped MKLA’s brooding vocals for the track, pairing her ethereal vocals with minimalist synths and a four to the floor beat that rounds out the intoxicating club record.

Zeds Dead fans can expect to see this one played out live at DEAD ROCKS VII, which DC and Hooks confirmed in a press release: “We’re excited to get this new one out with our friend MKLA and to play it out at our first shows back since March 2020 this weekend at DeadRocks!” 

Could fans also expect MKLA to come out to the stage to perform the vocals live? Only time will tell, but MKLA also shared some words about their collaboration:

“This is one of my favorite songs that I feel like I’ve ever written and working with Zeds Dead on it has been one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had on a record, yet. Zeds Dead are artists who believe in making music that feels conceptual, meaningful, and emotional – I’d gotten a sense of this even before we started working together because the vocals / lyrics they showcase always have something deeper to say and the artists they work with are the same. I’m really grateful that I could connect with such legendary artists in such a meaningful, artful way.”


“Alive” is Zeds Dead’s first release since their genre-defying mixtape Catching Z’s in March, a project that runs the gamut of electronic music, blending elements of downtempo, drum and bass, and house into a cohesive 13-track project. While Catching Z’s was released on the recently launched Altered States record label, “Alive” celebrates Zeds Dead’s love of house on their original imprint, Deadbeats. No strangers to house music, Zeds Dead fans will remember their blow-out house hit, “You Know,” a collaboration with Oliver Heldens.

Stream “Alive” now, out now on Deadbeats Records.

Zeds Dead x MKLA – Alive

Zeds Dead x MKLA – Alive (Official Music Video)

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