The hip-hop influenced electronica masterminds from Canada, Zeds Dead, release a majestic remix of Marina & The Diamonds’ hit song “Lies.” After closing 2012 with an incredible “Holiday Mix” as a gift to their loyal fans, they return to begin another massive new year in proper form.
The brilliance of Zeds Dead lies not only in their live sets, but also in their unparallelled studio wizardry that produces extraordinary tracks on a consistent basis. Their remix of “Lies” exemplifies their sheer ability to completely transform a track into a work of art that aligns with their unconventional brand of electronica. In the beginning of the remix, a soft hip-hop beat meshes with hypnotizing, angelic vocal samples and emotive piano chords to introduce the atmosphere of the track. Shortly after, the percussion takes a double-time feel for the build that drops into a tasteful blend of lush pads, a gritty bass synth, and the infectious Marina & The Diamonds hook. Zeds Dead always seem to enlighten even the most well-versed dance music enthusiasts.