When word spread about Zeds Dead and Illenium having a collaboration ready, I was really keen on what a combination of the two artist's styles would sound like; as they are essentially sitting on the two opposite ends of the bass music spectrum.
Zeds Dead are known for their catchy, creative and above all heavy productions, effortlessly hopping between genres; while Illenium prefers to lean more towards dreamy melodies and ethereal soundscapes.
One of their similarities, however, is that both love to play with powerful vocals and explosive drops, and that's exactly what their newly released collaboration "Where The Wild Things Are" is; a flawless mixture of what both artists do best.
The vocal, accompanied by electric guitars and epic drums, creates a cinematic atmosphere that is present until the first drop, which Zeds Dead's signature growls and synths dominate. I wouldn't be talking about perfect style blending though if it weren't for the second drop. The heavy synths are replaced with saws and vocal chops hidden in the background, and the melodic atmosphere takes the listener far beyond the rawness he just witnessed seconds ago.
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