Zeds Dead and Illenium's 'Where the Wild Things Are' Is a Crunchy Rebel Yell With a Soft Center: Listen
publish date: 2017-07-24
Illenium makes dreamy future bass. Zeds Dead makes anything, as long as its hard. The duo and the dreamer have come together in the studio, and the result is a moving feast of highs and lows, and a defiant roar against life in a box.
“Where the Wild Things Are” dares the listener to paint any way but by the numbers. The tune starts with a low hum and builds strong with a wall of crunching electric guitar and bass drum. Before you know it, you're howling into the night, there's a hint of drum'n'bass rhythm, and then the big bad dubstep monster bares his teeth.
There's plenty of both production styles on display. You can hear Illenium's softness glistening over and between the gritty bits, and damn are those bits gnarly. The second drop is even nastier than the first, as it should be.