Zeds Dead Headline Free Block Party on West Coast

Toronto duo Zeds Dead are riding the dubstep wave to sold-out shows, a summer of festival appearances including Lollaplooza and Coachella, and chart-topping tracks on influential dance chart Beatport. But Zach Rapp-Rovan and Dylan Mamid haven’t forgotten how they got their start.

“We started off throwing free parties and it’s always a great vibe,” Rapp-Rovan tells Rolling Stone. “I think they should be doing them everywhere, free parties are great as long as there’s good security and people don’t get hurt or something.”

Getting back to those roots, Zeds Dead headlined the Mad Decent Block Party yesterday, a free show at L.A. Center Studios that required only an RSVP for entry. During their hour-long closing set, the pair took the opportunity to preview some new material, of which they have a lot coming.

“We’re working on some remixes as well as upcoming EPs and still working on stuff for our upcoming album, which will be out at some point,” Rabb-Rovan says. “We’re just in the lab all the time.”

Read more at Rolling Stone.