#TBT || Zeds Dead – Coffee Break

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday, enjoy a “Coffee Break” from an era of filthy dubstep!


This Throwback Thursday, I would like to take it back to one of my favorite tracks with Zeds Dead’s “Coffee Break”. Six years ago, the electronic music community was getting down to some of the most epic, filthy dubstep that has ever been heard. Artists like Skrillex, Alvin Risk, and Zeds Dead were coming into the scene with a force and talent that the masses could not get enough of.

The incredible drops that rattled speakers and bodies alike were something to behold and be a part of. I was just getting into the scene, first listening to the artists I mentioned above. Six years ago in 2011, I went to my first ever Ultra Music Festival and got a taste of what was to become one of the largest gatherings of EDM in the world.

“Coffee Break” was one of the major dubstep anthems during 2011. The track comes from the two very talented Canadian producers, Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan. They combined their signature hip-hop and dubstep to create heavy basslines and drops with a sample from Aretha Franklin’s “I Say a Little Prayer”.

The way they took such a timeless song as “I Say a Little Prayer” and managed to filter it through the most trembling basslines, creating something new and all their own, made this track the popular anthem it was. I remember hearing this song at The Hangout Festival when Zeds Dead performed and feeling every beat and drop in my body. What a party those two could throw!

Most recently, Zeds Dead have announced that their very own event at Red Rocks, Deadrocks, has been expanded to two days. It is surely going to be an event to check out so if you are in Colorado and want to immerse yourself in some good old fashioned dubstep, make sure to check them out July 2 and 3, 2018!

Check out Zeds Dead – Coffee Break on SoundCloud:


Zeds Dead – “Coffee Break” Lyrics

I run for the bus dear, but while ridin’ I think of us dear. At work I just take time and all through my coffee break time.

I run for the bus dear, but while ridin’ I think of us dear. At work I just take time and all through my coffee break time.


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Christopher, or Brown Bear as his Festival Family and most of his friends call him, got his humble beginnings in the dance music scene when he was a child from none other than his mother. The weekends were filled with dance music from the 80’s and 90’s like La Bouche’s “Be My Lover” and Corona’s “Rhythm of the Night”. In 2010 his friends showed him a video from Bonnaroo of Pretty Light’s “I Know the Truth” and he immediately dived on in. Since then he has attended every live music festival from Spirit of Suwannee’s, Purple Hatters Ball (Jam Bands), to Let It Roll Drum & Bass Festival in the Czech Republic. Chris has an eclectic palate for music; from Shpongle and Bassnectar to Oliver Heldens and Porter Robinson, he vibes with it all. He has traveled from coast to coast and around the world looking what he calls The Bear Necessities of Life; the simple things that make you smile, or you find visually moving. This pursuit and travels inspired Bearlosophy, his photographic journal of all his adventures. He aspires to travel the world taking photos for non-profit organizations or to work for one of the top EDM photography teams like aLIVE Coverage.

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