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Zeds Dead Drop New House Single “Alive” with MKLA via Deadbeats

Ahead of DeadRocks, Two Night Show at Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 2nd & 3rd.

Zeds Dead are back with a brand new single – Alive with MKLA – celebrating their imminent return to the touring circuit. Alive sees Zeds Dead gravitating to house music, 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 for the track, pairing her ethereal vocals with minimalist synths and a four to the floor beat that rounds out the intoxicating club record.

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 drops on Zeds Dead’s own label Deadbeats. No strangers to house music, Zeds Dead fans will remember their blow out house hit You Know, a collaboration with Oliver Heldens.

MKLA and Zeds Dead 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.” – MKLA

“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!” – Zeds Dead

The release comes ahead of two sold-out shows at Red Rocks on July 2nd and 3rd; the 7th annual DeadRocks, which has become the mecca for Zeds Dead fans who travel from around the world to attend the yearly event. This year DeadRocks is perhaps the most anticipated yet, after the unfortunate cancellation of last year’s festival during the thick of the pandemic. They are headlining both nights, with opening support from the likes of Blunts & Blondes, Delta Heavy, Zeke Beats, Sippy, Chomppa, Kill The Noise, Eprom, GG Magree, Chee and Nostalgix.

And for the first time ever Zeds Dead will be extending the DeadRocks celebrations for a third day with two more events they will be headlining on July 4th; the inaugural Deadbeats Backyard Jamboree at Sculpture Park during the day time and a sold out DeadRocks Hangover event at the Mission Ballroom in the evening.

Then they’re off to Chandler, AZ for Deadbeats Arizona at the Rawhide Events Center on July 10th and 11th, where they’ll be joined by Subtronics, Rusko, Dirt Money, Lick, Level Up and Cheiif.

This fall, they’re embarking on the Deadbeats: Revival Tour, a nationwide tour of the US. It’s a welcome return to the touring circuit for one of the most beloved duos in dance music today.

Tour Dates
July 2nd – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 3rd – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 4th – Denver Coliseum – Denver, CO
July 4th (daytime) – Deadbeats Backyard Jamboree @ Sculpture Park – Denver, CO
July 4th (evening) – DeadRocks Hangover @ Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
July 10th – Rawhide Event Center – Chandler, AZ
September 3rd – Electric Zoo Festival – New York City, NY
September 4th – Panther Island Pavilion – Fort Worth, TX
September 5th – North Coast Music Festival – Bridgeview, IL
September 10th – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
September 11th – Dancefestopia – LaCygne, KS
September 18th – Kapolei Event Center – Kapolei, HA
October 2nd – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA
October 9th – WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
October 28th – Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL
October 29th – Freaky Deaky – Houston, TX
November 13th – History – Toronto, ON
November 26th – Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI
November 27th – The Great Saltair – Magna, UT
December 4th – San Jose Civic – San Jose, CA
January 7th + 8th – Echostage – Washington, DC

About Zeds Dead
Zeds Dead is one of the top electronic artists today. Their consistent stream of quality releases has won them the adoration of millions of fans and praise from the biggest names in music. Their independent record label Deadbeats continues to break the hottest electronic artists and their Deadbeats tour has expanded across the globe.