Shelter began his production career re-editing quirky cuts of a Balearic persuasion, before dropping a fine collection of original tracks on Uber last autumn. That set of woozy, horizontal gems clearly impressed International Feel boss Mark Barrott, as he's decided to release the French producer's debut album. Zon Zon Zon is arguably a little more varied than some may expect, with Shelter combining his usual new age inspired melodies and tropical flavours with nods to rubbery, post-disco pop, dub, woozy ambient and the kind of fluid, sun-baked electronica that defies easy categorization. However you describe it, Zon Zon Zon is mightily impressive, delivering a near perfect blend of electronic and acoustric instrumentation.
It's a West Mids ting as bassline don Bassboy links up with up and coming duo TC4 (another name in the endless list of next generation producers coming from the region, it is a serious hotbed for talent right now). TC4's influence seems to be a calming one as Bassboy slows the pace and lets the groove do the talking on "Zola". Given the exotic vocal we doubt that this is a tribute to the little Italian footballing maestro, nevertheless it displays just as much flair, flicks and tricks as the diminutive striker did in his prime. Tribal house rhythms and UK funky flavours with just an air of US Garage in there. If this is what we can expect from Roska's RKS Dubz moving forward then the sub label might just become the primary brand!