Dead Horse Beats


Dead Horse Beats is the stage name of Canadian songwriter, producer and multi- instrumentalist Patrick Wade. Based in Toronto, Wade’s music has been described as “a groovy treasure packed with the excitement and emotion of a dance club makeout session” by Vice, and “a unique brand of hazy soul that blurs the line between electronics and live instrumentation.” by TurntableLab.

His releases with labels in Montreal, New York and London span moods and styles from eccentric trip-hop to pensive R&B and rattling disco tinged dance numbers, and have been streamed millions of times and sold thousands of copies.

Wade’s output of thoughtful, spacey grooves includes 3 Singles, 2 EPs, 6 full length LPs and countless co-productions, collaborations and remixes. As well as a prolific
producer, Wade’s resume as a composer for film and video includes credits with: the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the National Film Board, the CBC and music in films that have screened at Cannes, SXSW, and the National Geographic Film Festival.