CRANKDAT DROPS NEW REMIX FOR ZEDS DEAD’S “RATCHET” & TALKS FUTURE ORIGINALS
Written by hyperkaine on January 16, 2017
It’s easily one of the more well-recognized lines in dance music, and it comes from Zeds Dead’s seminal foray into trap music, “Ratchet.” The genre was just blowing up in 2013 and Zeds Dead was there to see what it was all about, and turned out to be one of the most lit tracks of the year.
Now, four years later, one of EDM’s strongest remixers, Crankdat, is trying his hand at the track with a whole new twist. The track comes in at just under 2 minutes, 30 seconds, so it’s come and gone before you even realize it. That being said, it doesn’t waste any time getting to the good stuff, either.
The first drop is a pretty barebones dubstep jaunt, with lots of bleeps and bloops. The second drop turns the energy up with some more raw synths and a harder percussive element. The final drop brings in a bit of moombah flavor, bringing the BPM to 110 and giving it a bouncier feel. This is truly a DJ tool anyone can use to mix in and out of, with a great variety of sounds.
The track was played last Friday as Crankdat opened for Krewella during their show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.