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Zeds Dead and Diplo Team Up on Roaring New Track “Blame”

The Elliphant-featuring song is one many collaborations on the Canadian dubstep duo's forthcoming debut album.

by Krystal Rodriguez
Jul 15 2016, 2:06pm

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Over the last year, Diplo has paired up in the studio with many a mainstream heavyweight, from reigning pop prince Justin Bieber, to Madonna, to the Queen Bee herself, Beyonce, blurring the lines between club-primed dance music and radio-friendly hits. His newest collaboration, "Blame" with Toronto duo Zeds Dead and Swedish electronic singer Elliphant, sees him once again straddle those aforementioned lines with a track that's pop-leaning yet suitable for giant festival stages.

"Blame" will appear on the Zeds Dead's upcoming debut album Northern Lights, which is due out sometime in September on the duo's own Deadbeats label. The track is unapologetically Zeds Dead with its drilling dubstep, but also takes on more of a pop structure with its vocal focus. No stranger to pop himself, Diplo's influence can be heard in the softer spots of the tune, allowing Elliphant to take center stage.

According to Pitchfork, Northern Lights will feature artists including Pusha T, Twin Shadow Jadakiss, Styles P, and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. The album will be accompanied by an international tour stretching to the end of the year. View all dates here, and listen to the new track below.

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