Deadbeats Goes Off The Deep End – Editorial Review

by Miguel Toast 

Photos by Drue Pines

On Thursday, March 23rd of March, Miami was in the middle of the annual Miami Music Week. Tourists and natives flood South Beach, Downtown, and Wynwood to catch shows most likely consisting electronic music in all forms. Although other events were taking place the entire day, one event in Soho Studios took the trophy as the best by bringing EDM’s heaviest hitters under one roof. 

 The Deadbeats Goes Off the Deep End show was a collaborative concert brought together by Toronto duo Zeds Dead with their recently formed label Deadbeats alongside L.A. based producer/DJ Jauz who brought his pull of musical friends for one of MMW’s best nights. Aside from headliners Zeds Dead and Jauz, the night was loaded with a massive assortment of talented musical guests such as opening acts Sober Rob and Nebbra who played separate sets that created a chill ambiance before the party kicked off. Next was a surprise back-to-back-to-back set from Ghastly, Mija, and NGHTMRE where the latter DJ was one of many surprise appearances. Their set contained a wild arsenal of trap, dubstep, and moombahton that grabbed the audience and threw them into sensational head-banging and all-out dancing.

The next act was headliner Jauz who played fan favorites like “Feel the Volume” and “Rock the Party” while bringing up collaborator and drum and bass king Netsky while playing their track “Higher.” After his slot, Zeds Dead took the stage and performed one a special set that included many tracks from their debut record Northern Lights. Following their set, Jauz and Zeds Dead teamed up for an hour set going back-to-back into the early hours of the morning. It was evident in this set that three were playing songs they don’t normally get to play while still having great fun with one another. 

 Closing out the event was another back-to-back-to-back from Herobust, Troyboi, and special surprise guest Grandtheft. This trio kept the ridiculous energy going until 5 in the morning with groovy tracks of future bass to the vicious sounds of dubstep and trap. Although the crowd was not a full force by the end of the show, the remaining fans remained until the final song played with smiles on their faces on a night well spent.

 In short, Deadbeats Goes Off the Deep End was one of Miami Music Week’s best shows and contained one of the best lineups. If you’re looking to find a wide range of electronic music that includes melodic songs and ferocious bangers, make sure to catch any of these artists the next time they’re playing in your neighborhood.

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