Review: Following the release 'Kilburn' last summer, Zero T and his piano virtuoso neighbour Onj continue to soundtrack and document the vibes and history of their north west London cultural melting pot with 'Kilburn Park'. Album in size, and a feast in terms of scope and range, the flavours range from high grade neo soul and jazzy broken beat to the finale D&B slappers and smoulder sessions. With remixes from various Co-Op members such as newcomer James Rudie and bruk OG Mark Force (from Bugz In The Attic) this is an exciting development for Lenzman's label as he is now highlighting and nurturing the type of influences that The North Quarter has always been inspired by... Exceptional, organic and deeply soulful. Zero T and Onj have created something truly special here.
Review: Everybody needs good neighbours... And they don't come much better than Zero T and his pianist neighbour Onj. The pair had been living next door to each other for years without even knowing each other, now, thanks to a local situation, they're writing whole albums together. As always with Zero T, the vibes are set at the highest possible flavours and range from soulful to savage at the flick of a switch. Blind pianist Onj is new to D&B production but clearly knows the vibe and articulates his musicianship over the breaks tastefully, skilfully and perfectly. Featuring vocalists such as the legendary Ursula Rucker, Steo and T-Man (to name but a few), this is a class body of work delivered in that elegant way that only The North Quarter knows how.