The Download: Lights Go Down – Zeds Dead x Jauz
WRITTEN BY EUBIN JIN
Zeds Dead’s experience and diverse sound comes together with Jauz’s iconic, booming basslines to create ‘Lights Go Down’. The song starts off with an ethereal vocal lead in with the background track subdued, a classic move by Zeds Dead. The anticipation of the listener steadily increases with the track as different instruments and layers are added piece by piece. The crescendos beautifully and transforms into a surprising Drum and Bass drop.
While Zeds Dead is no stranger to using DnB, it is definitely a change of pace for Jauz, but he takes it in stride and proceeds to add his distinct bass house flavor to the track in the second drop. It all culminates into a unique twist on the DnB sound with Jauz’s house influences showing through with a slightly slower tempo, but adding more wobble to the bass, which I appreciate. Overall, the track is a fantastic display of skill by both artists in a genre that neither really specialize in. They both show a willingness to continue experimenting with their individual sounds which is awesome to see in two of the biggest names in dance music.