Nothing is too sacred to sample. Zeds Dead prove this truth with their dancefloor killer “Coffee Break,” a no-frills halfstep tune that cherry picks a line from Aretha Franklin‘s “Say A Little Prayer” and twists it into a catchy hook glorifying that two in the afternoon caffeine trip.

Originally a gift to fans for helping the production duo reach 100,000 fans on Facebook, “Coffee Break” features the bare essentials needed to make a hit electro/halfstep in North America: kick on the one, snare on the three, explosive bassline at the drop, and a catchy vocal hook throughout. Pitched-up Aretha provides the latter, and Zeds Dead assemble the rest with aggressive precision.

Based in Ontario, these Canadians prove as on point with their step productions as big wig emo refugee Skrillex. Fans of him, that new Korn album, and other aggro-step acts like Excision & Datsik.

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If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this New Years Eve and dig dance music in all its forms, we recommend the Lights All Night Festival. Not only is it the next opportunity for US fans to see Zeds Dead bring their electric set, but you’ll also catch Girl Talk, Tiesto, Benny Bennassi, MSTRKRFT, and every other behemoth electro producer currently on top of their game. For more info on Lights All Night, click here.

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