Review: The rougher they are, they harder they Jfal... And Jfal tracks land hard! Following recent appearances on Grand Theft Audio and Four Corners here he is on Zombies with another collection of ugly thumpers. Five in total, each one has a cool twist in its tale and highlights include the subtle sprinkle of acid in 'I Know What You Were', the eerie pads and atmospheres on 'Nuff Tune', the epic breakdown and sirens on 'Soundclash' and the dreamy/ravey balance on 'Butterflies'. We're Jfalling in love with this one!
Review: George Michael taught us whispers could be careless but Zombie Recordings are here to teach us how Whispers can also be absolutely savage. Well, this one certainly is. Hailing from Hungary with previous on the likes of Levela's Muti Function, here he comes with a blazing five-track session that oozes wonky, left-of-center charm. All aimed squarely for the dancefloor, highlights range from the Machete-style bass barks of 'Warn People' to outrageous funk and vibes of 'Clean Up'. Fun, rough round the edges but produced with pure punch, it's hard not to compare this to early 2000s Bristol D-Minds vibes. And that's before we get to the twisted rave echoes and insane bassline on the title track. Trust us, we'll be shouting about Whisper for a long time to come.
Review: Nick The Lot is one of the most consistent jump up producers around and he's back on long-time collaborator Zombie Recordings, who have proven to be the perfect home for his unique brand of hybrid jump up. His sound never gets boring, and it's the punishingly deep sub bass of 'If You Were' that really carries the tune, especially as it spirals out into a twisting concotion of devilish basslines. 'Starman' is equally unique, as a fluttering twirl of stabs moves up and down through its mechanical soundscapes. Tight stuff from Nick the man.
Review: Switch-flipping savageness from the Mr Damagement Management on Zombie once again. As always, it's straight to the point gutter funk here where the bassline does all the chatting and the beats do all the fact checking. "The Switch" sees Essex mic controller J.O.K take the lead with some wry word play over an aggy staccato Bristol style riff while "Slob" raises the cheeky vibe with a wonderfully silly bassline and a sample that will have you crying for gyms to open again ASAP. Crucial business from Zombie once again; being undead has never been so lively.
Review: Zombie Recordings always deliver tough, urban-edged sonics that don't prance around or act fancy, they just get down and dirty. Gravit-E has delivered exactly that here, with a single of moody tones and no-nonsense drum lines. 'Mind The Gap' is a perfect example of said drums, with impossibly clean hits and a clear sense of space and progression, its bass stabs are almost shadowed out. 'Just Let Go' is the more futuristic, with a deep back end and seriously cool synth spasms that lend it a techier feel. Wicked.
Review: Zombie Recordings always deliver tough, urban-edged sonics that don't prance around or act fancy, they just get down and dirty. Phantom Warrior has delivered exactly that here, with a two-track single of moody tones and no-nonsense drum lines. 'Don't Leave Me' is a perfect example of said drums, with impossibly clean hits and a clear sense of space and progression, its bass stabs are almost shadowed out. 'Needin You is the most futuristic, with a deep back end and seriously cool synth spasms that lend it a techier feel than the flip-side, a proper riotous number with a bassine to boot. Big.
Review: Grubs up! Twisted Individual's cooked up a feast of undead delights for the first Zombie Recordings V/A collection and everyone's invited. Chewy, spicy and full of gully victuals, across the collection we're treated to all range of flavours; the peppery aftertaste of Filthy Habits & Jeopardize's "Mind Transfer", the fruity funk bursts of Imaginary Friends' "Rooftop Jam", the gamey aroma and meaty chugs of Yatuza & Nick The Lot's "Mystic Ways" and the sweet and sour textures of Alex SLK's "Kluture" are just some of the many highlights on the menu. Gunfinger-licking good!
Review: Zombie Recordings always deliver tough, urban-edged sonics that don't prance around or act fancy, they just get down and dirty. Nick The Lot has delivered exactly that here, with a six-track EP of moody tones and no-nonsense drum lines. 'Mosh Pit' is a perfect example of said drums, with impossibly clean hits and a clear sense of space and progression, its bass stabs are almost shadowed out. 'Karma' is the most futuristic, with a deep back end and seriously cool synth spasms that lend it a techier feel than the other cuts on the EP. The other four are equally top-draw - make sure to check these.
Review: Following releases on the likes of V2E and Lickwood & Gunshot, Vital Elements (who is also one half of Serial Killaz) lets rip with two forthright slammers on Zombie Recordings. If you know his signature energy and crisp production, you'll already know the heaviness at play here; "Alien Technology" has the power to see right through to your darkened soul thanks to its chainsaw bassline that cuts through anything in its path while "Secret" has a little more funk, swing and bounce to it thanks to the perfectly formed big-belly bassline. Can you keep this one secret?
Review: Nick The Lot is definitely one of the most promising producers over on the jump-up side of the scene, with a load of releases on Grid that have been blowing people's socks off. This time though he's on Zombie Recordings with a deadly six-tracker, and if you love a good foghorn as much as we do, then this release will definitely tick your boxes. Final track 'Origin' is wicked just for its rhythmic diversity, with stuttering drum breaks all over the shop and grating, satisfying basses filling in the gaps. The title track is another highlight, as is 'Manners'. Overall, very sick stuff from Nick here.