The Glitch Mob Team Up With LICK On Cryptic New Single ‘System Bleed’

Legendary bass outfit Boreta (Justin Boreta)edIT (Ed Ma), and ooah (Joshua Mayer), aka The Glitch Mob, have released a lethal, demonic collaboration with Deadbeats mainstay LICK. ‘System Bleed’ is arriving on the tail-end of the trio’s joint North American ‘The Alchemy Tour’ alongside NGHTMRE + Slander Present: Gud Vibrations and Seven Lions. The single is out now via their longtime imprint, Glass Air Records.

Following the release of their 3rd studio album See Without Eyes and a worldwide headlining tour last year, the globally renowned band has kept a relatively low profile in 2019.  ‘System Bleed’ marks the first musical offering from the trio since teaming up with Mako and metal group The Word Alive on ‘RISE’ to soundtrack epochal video game League Of Legends’ yearly World Championship. With well over 200,000,000 streams across platforms, the gaming anthem is one of their most successful tracks ever. The trio recruited enigmatic midtempo bass producer LICK, who is hot on the heels of releasing his debut album DARK VIBE ORDER on Denver-based ALT:Vision Records

When I heard The Glitch Mob were playing my songs out I reached out to them. Soon enough we put an idea for a song together. They brought me out at EDC to debut it and the rest is history. The Glitch Mob are absolute legends and it’s been an honor working with them‘ – LICK

The Glitch Mob has garnered a reputation of crafting high-intensity anthems that transcend genres and speak to the ears of every kind of electronic music lover. ‘System Bleed’ is no exception to the rule. Kicking off with a chromatic synth sequence that is uniquely “Glitch Mob”, the track explodes into an oscillating bassline – courtesy of LICK’s signature midtempo style – before elevating to euphonious angelic chords and ambient vocals. 

‘We are so fired up to finally release this track with Lick. He’s an incredible young artist and we’ve been playing versions of this in our sets all year. This will be first in a series of collaborations with producers that we admire and creatively vibe with’ – The Glitch Mob

‘System Bleed’ is the first taste of an upcoming string of collaborative singles The Glitch Mob plan to release with emerging talent, before the close of 2019. These will set the stage for the next chapter in The Glitch Mob’s story. Keep up with their socials to find out about new music and catch them on their final ‘Alchemy’ tour dates below:


10.05 – The Gorge – Seattle, WA
10.06 – Revolution Concert House – Boise, ID
10.11 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
10.12 – Park at the Park – San Diego, CA
10.13 – Rawhide – Phoenix, AZ
10.25 – 10.26 – Warehouse of Horrors – New York, NY
10.26 – Voodoo Festival – New Orleans, LA

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