Review: In the decade that has passed since he made his debut on FUSE London, Seb Zito has delivered a swathe of fine EPs but never delivered a debut full-length excursion. Truth In My Steps, his first album, is therefore well overdue. Its' 11 tracks are attractive, addictive and undeniably club-ready, with Zito expertly fusing elements of deep house, UK garage, tech-house, breakbeat and broken beat to create thrilling hybrids of the sort that could only have emerged from London. Such is the quality throughout, picking highlights is tough, but we're currently really enjoying the pulsating funkiness of acid-breaks cut 'One Finger Skank', the stab-happy eccentricity of 'Come On', the bassline/UK funky-influenced wildness of 'Charlie's Gaff', and the high-octane drum & bass rattle of 'Mans From London'.
Review: UK tech house hero Seb Zito is more commonly associated with London based party crew Fuse, but makes his debut here for Hot Creations. He runs his own highly praised imprints Seven Dials and F&Z, in addition to a slew of well received EPs on Play It Say It, Edible, ORIGINS, Rawax & Kaos Theory. The Catch My Drift? EP features three rolling and hypnotic cuts: from the tough and funked-up acid jack of "Nut In Your Mouth", or "Flow" hammering the message home in peak time style/swing-fuelled fashion, and finally riding it all the way home to the after party with the tripped-out street level sounds of "Put Your Phones Down" - this one's featuring Woodzy on the mic.
Review: Fuse's main man straight outta London Seb Zito drops another 12" for his label which is on a run this year with two releases from East End Dubs and that Phutura EP, to mention only some. Seb Zito's Theory To Start three-tracker is straight to the point when it comes to filling DJs bags with reliable house numbers and middleweight techno tracks. Powerful clashes of iconic house percussion bang the system in "Geo Theory" and "Trying To Start" for the more energetic hours of the party, while "10AM Fuse" with its demonic 303s and dubbed out, minimal drums will set up the obvious for any afterhour session. See "Arped Edge" for its undeniable club character.
We Need Love (Robert James & Jack Michael remix) - (6:41) 134 BPM
Review: FUSE London resident Seb Zito has been on the cusp of a big breakthrough for some time, and this (virtual) double A-side affair sounds like it could be the release that seals his star status. "4 Ever" is a sweaty and bombastic affair where echoing old school diva vocal samples rise above a bold, addictive bassline and restless, all-action drums, while "We Need Love" peppers a UK garage style bassline and swinging drums with turn-of-the-'90s style bleeps and more hazy, rave-era style vocal samples. Richy Ahmed's rework of "4 Ever" is notable for its' speed garage style drums and droning, elongated sub-bass part, while Robert James and Jack Michael's revision of "We Need Love" is an even chunkier and bolder trip into speed garage territory.
Review: UK tech house hero Seb Zito appears outside of his usual stables such as FUSE London, Seven Dials or F&Z for this fresh thumper on Josh Butler's Origins, following up some equally impressive work on Play It Say It, Edible, and Vatos Locos. Up first is "Skipin" a tight, boompty swing-fuelled roller that is aimed squarely at main room dance floors, whilst the early rave influenced "Breakin" (like its name suggests) utilises fierce breaks, booming sub-bass and hypnotic melodies. Lastly, Leeds duo Audiojack bring on their trademark Gruuv sound with their bangin' peak time remix.
Review: Fresh off a great release recently on Seth Troxler's Play It Say It, Fuse London stalwart Seb Zito is back again - this time for the always reliable Edible imprint run by none othe than Eats Everything. The Twenty.2 EP features more swing than you can shake an MPC at -rolling and funtional tech house jams that you've come to know and love the man for. From "Slap Dash" with its druggy and wobbly bassline that's the perfect sound of an East London warehouse party after midnight, through to the very UK style bounce of "Bit Of Kip" and the soulful and bittersweet mood lighting of "Haphazard" being perfrct for all those afterhours solitary dancers.
Review: London tech-house hero Seb Zito has been affiliated with local outfit Fuse, who are responsible for the vast majority of his releases thus far, while finding time to appear for Vatos Locos, Rawax, his own Seven Dials and now Seth Troxler's Play It Say It. As you've come to expect from Zito: "On It" is another hypnotic, bass driven and swing-fuelled work out, that supports a 'delectable' vocal performance by a yet unknown singer. On the remix is good mate and Fuse London head honcho Enzo Siragusa, who strips things back on his dubbed-out rendition that's perfect for one of their notorious afterhours parties.
Review: Seb Zito is undoubtedly a producer on the rise. There was a bit of hype surrounding the first two releases on his Seven Dials imprint, so expect this return to FUSE London to simply fly off. It helps, of course, that the two included tracks are all heavy hitters. Arguably the best of the lot is "Take No One", a slamming tech-house jack-track whose immense power is largely derived from a stabbing but driving analogue bassline. Then "So Good To Me" is impressively dreamy, spacey and warm with genuine rhythmic swing.
Review: London minimal pusher Seb Zito is back; he's proven to be a label mainstay these days on Enzo Siragusa's Fuse London imprint but these grooves aren't as reduced and afterhours leaning as usual which makes his new direction a welcome change. He serves up some fierce and jacking pumping deep house groove with "Holywell" featuring some thumping 909 energy, moody pads and all round boompty goodness included.
Review: We all know the quality that Seb Zito is working with at the moment, which is why we were so thrilled to see this tidy new two track delight land in our store courtesy of the team at Edible. We kick this one off with '2am Lover', featuring the magnificent vocal prowess of Black Coco, who delivers a nostalgic vocal line jam packed with harmonic beauty and catchy riffing. This gives the perfect lift to Seb's colourful instrumental structure below, which focuses on clicky percussive hits and pulsating bass stabs. On the B-side, 'Bad Bwoy' takes it old school again with some throwback LFO action atop a hi-hat-heavy set of drum breaks for good measure. Tidy stuff indeed!
Review: It's always an exciting thing to see new Huxley landing in stores, especially when it's a full release pack like this one, reworking Seb Zito & Alex Mills' spicy new one entitled '2020'. The project consists of three remixes in total, working off a similar sound-set, but let's take in the extended mix first as Huxley utilizes the catchy vocal lines to build a euphoric, breaks-heavy belter, jam packed with sizzling sub energies and catchy inflections. The release does also come complete with a shortened edit for more casual listening, alongside an instrumental mix for the DJ's who want to get experimental.
Review: An outlet for both unreleased and exclusive music from the label's family members alongside rising talents, this is the fourth instalment of Toolroom's popular 'House Party' series. Featuring standout releases from Mark Knight's label plus the scene's biggest imprints, with highlights coming from: industry heavyweights Nic Fanciulli & Andrea Oliva on the slinky "Medium Rare", the inimitable Yousef with the pounding acid of "Save Me" (feat. Molly Green), legend Todd Terry with TCTS on the boompty bounce of "Get Freaky" and UK tech house hero Seb Zito delivering the peak time stomper "Don't Stop". As if that was not enough, there are also three continuous mixes by scene stalwarts such as Lefti, Piero Pirupa and label staple Maxinne.
Review: As per usual, the UK's Toolroom imprint has put together the definitive summer collection when it comes to tech-house and anything minimal. As you can see - and hear - there are 67 tracks on here, all from the very best and most coveted talent in the scene; Mark Knight features prominently, of course, alongside established house entities like Erick Morillo, Format: B, Sascha Funke, Nic Fanciulli, and many others. But, don't stop there, as there is plenty of new talent to discover in artists like SecondCity, GotSome, Marcellus Wallace, ANOTR, and many more. There are three continuous mixes available, also, one for each summer setting. This is BIG!