After arriving on the scene in 2009, Zed’s Dead has become a mainstay on the international circuit and has dominated their niche of electronic music on Soundcloud. Now they’re on an exclusive world tour to support their debut album, “Northern Lights”. On October 9th they stopped in Detroit before heading to Illinois. The EDM juggernauts only had half of their duo but that didn’t stop them from giving the audience at Masonic Temple a night to remember. Dylan Mamid took over in the absence of his partner, Zach Rapp-Roven, and upheld the Zed’s Dead name. Doors opened at 8pm and standing room on the floor was full by 9pm with many fans sporting their favorite piece of Zed’s Dead apparel. The cultish following for the group is almost unparalleled in the industry. Every time Dylan called upon the crowd for more energy they were right there with him, “Z’s” raised high. About 10 seconds after we were asked to “make some noise” during a build up I found myself supporting a crowd-surfer, helping him towards the stage.
As far as set content, it was fantastic. The veteran group showed support for emerging artists like Boombox Cartel and Herobust playing their respective hits “Supernatural”, and “Skurt Reynolds”. They made sure to cover classics like “Collapse” and even threw it back with rap hits like “Crank That” and “Same Damn Time”. But the Northern Lights Tour wouldn’t be complete without giving the fans what they really wanted, the unreleased album tracks. Dylan made sure to showcase a wide range of new songs from their new album. From heavenly lyrics and catchy melodies, to bass heavy, energy infused tracks, the album seems to have everything. Make sure to look out for it on release day, Friday, October 14th!