zomby Gasp! (3-track 12", £8.75)label: Big Dada
One of the UK’s most enigmatic electronic producers underscores his already illustrious succession of releases with his EP ‘Gasp!’. Zomby’s ability to effortlessly shift aesthetics across his career has firmly stationed him as a producer that can’t be boxed. ‘Gasp!’ sees him altering his often jungle-driven sound yet again, furthering him as a sonic chameleon among an ever-increasing landscape of musical similitude. Utilising analogue equipment that was recorded live to a digital surface, he says, “I was tired of too much digitisation and over-saturation; this is a work that represents a shift forward for me.” The compact, three track EP is a relentless, hardware-driven behemoth of beats and breaks that fit somewhere between a chugging steel factory and a darkened dancefloor. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering. Black heavyweight 12" vinyl housed in printed sleeves. Download code included. Zomby’s highly anticipated 2016 album, ‘Ultra’ (Hyperdub), included a rare, critically acclaimed collaboration with Burial. He released ‘Step 2001’ with grime godfather Wiley on Big Dada and the double EP, ‘Let’s Jam 1EP’ / ‘2EP’ via XL Recordings in 2015. The ‘With Love’ and ‘Dedication’ albums were released via 4AD while debut LP ‘Where Were U In ’92?’ (Werk Discs) is widely hailed as a classic by press and peers alike. Soundtrack work for Nike, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Prada and many others.
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