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The Doctor Zygote Combination Volume 2
ZEP 002
13 Aug 12
Hip Hop/R&B
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Barbara - (2:47) 91 BPM
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2182 - (2:49) 80 BPM
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Caroline - (2:35) 129 BPM
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Run Out Groove - (3:30) 93 BPM
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Zoot Dubs 1
ZEP 005
03 Feb 14
Hip Hop/R&B
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Smack Dub - (3:03) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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DXM Dub - (3:13) 126 BPM
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NA Now Applicable
ZFD 001
04 Nov 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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NA (Now Applicable) - (3:10) 65 BPM
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The Doctor Zygote Combination Volume 1
ZEP 001
30 Apr 12
Hip Hop/R&B
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1968 - (3:25) 80 BPM
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1934 - (2:59) 93 BPM
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Flowers Of Darkness - (2:38) 108 BPM
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Quick - (2:24) 91 BPM
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ZFD 002
12 May 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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36 - (3:51) 62 BPM
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Amok Time/The Empath
ZEP 007
28 Jul 14
Techno
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Amok Time - (6:45) 116 BPM
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The Empath - (6:37) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: DARK SKY
Horse/Casio
ZEP 004
10 Mar 14
Techno
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Horse - (6:54) 118 BPM
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Casio - (6:31) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Afric/Casio
ZEP 006
19 May 14
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Afric - (6:07) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Casio (remix) - (6:20) 58 BPM
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MT70 EP
ZEP 008
23 Feb 15
Techno
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MT702 - (6:03) 119 BPM
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MT703 - (5:59) 117 BPM
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MT705 - (7:25) 121 BPM
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MT707 - (4:44) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Boot's sister label Zoot Records has been strictly reserved for the sounds of The Maghreban, an alias used by Dr Zygote to deliver his exotic and utterly singular brand of house music. As a side note, the man has appeared on the excellent Versatile imprint out of Paris and he' sure to pop up here and there over the next few years if he keeps releasing such tight little floor gems! The MT70 EP, as you'd imagine, is all based around the Casio instrument and you can hear that good ol' dustiness come through on all four cuts. "MT702" is more of a classic house lick, while "MT703" is more broken, rigged and finely twisted! "MT705" is abstract, less focussed on the dancefloor and much heavier on the instrumentation, whereas "MT707" is a synth-heavy house jerker with gritty percussion and that familiar Maghrebian charm. Hotly recommended, don't miss it.
Now Easy
ZEP 009
23 Oct 15
Deep House
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Now Easy - (7:04) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Now Easy (142 dub) - (2:05) 95 BPM
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Not Good - (6:51) 122 BPM
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Hi Top - (5:26) 118 BPM
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Review: The Maghreban has always been difficult to pin down, musically speaking. His last outing, for Versatile, doffed a cap to classic house and disco, while previous EPs on the Zoot label he runs (under the alternative Dr Zygote alias) have melded together a variety of house and techno influences. He's at it again here, with opener "Now Easy" sounding like a fusion of house-tempo hardcore rave influences, booming tribal house bass and wonky ragga samples. As for the accompanying dub, it's a straight up post-dubstep-meets-hardcore boomer. Flip for the rolling pianos and locked-in house beats of "Not Good", and the freestyle jazz horns, spooky electronics and low-slung grooves of "Hi Top".
Dynamite/Calypso Christmas
ZEP 010
11 Dec 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Dynamite - (6:08) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dynamite Drums - (2:48) 122 BPM
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Calypso Christmas - (6:39) 121 BPM
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Review: Whether he's delivering Arabic-influenced acid house, off-kilter dub disco, or mutant techno, The Maghreban's releases on Zoot Records are always worth checking. This latest, hard-to-pigeonhole excursion is no different. He starts with the off-kilter drums, vaguely threatening rave riffs, fuzzy textures and quirky vocal samples of "Dynamite", a track that sits somewhere between early Meat Beat Manifesto, acid house and contemporary industrial techno. Happily, he's included a "Drums" version of the same cut for those who want to get creative in the mix. "Calypso Christmas" is strangely titled given that it's not calypso or festively themed, but it is a pleasingly sweaty, floor-friendly curiosity.
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