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ZDS - Rok Stuff EP

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hive Audio is a playful label that instills a sense of fun and charisma in all it does that many other labels would do well to take note of. Here, they turn to ZDS—aka Zombie Disco Squad—A DJ and producer from London who has previously been resident at Panorama Bar and has a full arsenal of tunes in his back catalogue. Now serving up two quite different tracks, he proves once again he is in a class of one. Up first is "Rok Stuff"; a rambunctious and hugely energised cut with shuffling drums, high intensity metal percussive patterns, and clever use of filters to add tension. It’s a rolling, sweat making jam that is firm and functional and will keep floors moving all night long. Then comes the much more playful and trippy, colourful and charming "Spun Out"; with its crazy vocal samples, infectious and loopy bass lines and rattling percussive patterns. It’s loose limbed and funky and will surely make for some great dance floor memories over the coming weeks. Hive Audio have scored another fine hit here.