Doctor Zygote takes a trip through some eastern sounding jazz, via some techno and then back again with this release on Zoot. In a respectful nod to the late 90s music of Photek he messes about with some atmospheric and dissonant sounds to create quite an unsettling mood, in 5/4 time.
Zoot would like to thank Lefto and Gilles Peterson for their support.
Up for preorder now at the zoot shop The Maghreban returns with his second 12″. Here’s the blurb:
The Maghreban takes a sojourn through 70s Africa, ending up confused in a 1990s Home Counties rave on this sophomore release. Tribal psychedelia abounds, colonial Afro Rock space echoes ensue, giving way to a quirky stomper.
On the flip, The Maghreban pares down ‘Casio’ from his first 12″ into some basic constituents and builds it into a slightly different animal, again ending up somewhere in the woodlands of Kent on a summer Saturday night 23 years ago, somewhat crestfallen.
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, north west
, odd house
, outsider house
, sample based house music
, slow house
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This is out now on a nice 12″ at all decent retailers and at the Zoot Shop, click the link above.
The Maghreban sits hunched over arcane hardware amid piles of records, his cranium haunted with the echoes of Satin Storm and 10 kilowatt suburban microdot nightmares. Ears not troubled by current fads, The Maghreban’s style has developed in neurotic isolation.
Menacing yet accessible, informed by early 90s hardcore, film soundtracks and XTC records, these 2 tracks are but an opening salvo in a slew of planned 2014 releases. Stay tuned.
This super limited release is available direct from the Zoot Shop and at a few choice retailers.
The good folks over at Sonic Router have premiered Zygote’s “Smack Dub”, forthcoming on a limited press (100 copies only) 45 on Zoot in the New Year.
The Grupo Zygote LP on Black Acre Records has dropped on vinyl after a slight delay. You can find it at Boomkat and other retailers.
Above is a little free download of a track that didn’t make the album, it just didnt fit with the rest of the material..
These are all just some records that I like so I put them together. I guess if you listen to the Grupo Zygote LP things will jump out as direct influences, others are more subtle. There are some library and similar ones in the first section, I love how these records were recorded, they sound raw. Then some jazz records that are special to me, some a little eastern sounding, which is how I like them. Then a mish mash of mainly R&B in different forms. Its mad, even 3 years ago I wouldn’t have been open to buying R&B or Rock & Roll 45s in the slightest. I guess I’ve become a lot more open minded. In the last section there is music from the Islands, a little dub and some eastern sounding instrumental ska/jazz. I love this stuff. I ended up finishing off with a couple of old hardcore records. These may stick out in some ways but they make perfect sense to me. They’re dark, and this music was one of my first loves.
I left out hip hop on purpose, it kind of goes without saying that that is probably my biggest influence. Love of all these genres stems from a love of hip hop and digging.