Given that the first Zoo Brazil EP dropped way back at the dawn of the millennium, it would be fair to call John Anderrson (now separated from original studio partner Johan Emmoth) something of a house veteran. Despite this vintage, he's still capable of producing tasty dancefloor treats, as "Sand" conclusively proves. The track is bouncy and groovy, with synthesized steel drum melodies - occasionally doused in echo - tumbling down over a synth bass-driven deep house rhythm. Mendo's remix is a little more percussive and tribal in feel - think big drum builds, spacey synth pulses and carnival drum hits - while La Fleur opts for a deeper, tech-tinged interpretation full of dreamy chords and percussion hits that seemingly dart across the sound space at will.
The latest volume in Shir Khan's party-starting Black Jukebox series - the 21st in total - comes from John Andersson AKA Zoo Brazil, a producer whose discography stretches right back to the turn of the Millennium. As you'd expect, all four tracks are chunky, funky, loopy and floor-friendly, with the long-serving Swede crafting bumping bangers out of choice disco loops. Some will note the influence of DJ Sneak on swinging filter disco bumper "Around and Around", while the brilliant "Hyper" makes merry with samples from what appears to be an obscure, boogie-era electrofunk jam. Elsewhere, "Alright" is a rolling workout built around a prominent guitar loop, while "Complicated" is a slightly deeper and dubbier disco-house jam.