Maghreban ‘Smack’ EP drops on Versatile Records Paris

Check it out below, its available to buy from most decent shops and from Versatile direct. Big up to Gilb’R and Ygal for all their help pushing this. Hold tight for the next release!

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Strange U EP #2040 Free Download and Limited Vinyl EP Out Now!

Strange U EP #2040

Free Download and Limited Stamped 180g Vinyl EP

Apologies if you already know about this, we just want to make sure EVERYONE knows that our latest EP is out now for FREE DOWNLOAD.

Also for those of you who prefer something more tangible and collectable, there is a limited (200 copies) hand stamped 180g vinyl edition of the EP also up for pre order now, shipping in 1 week’s time. These are selling fast so please head to the Strange U Shop to cop one..

There is more to come, another video dropping soon, but check out The Cake is A Lie in the interim.


Strange U – King Kashmere IV & Dr Zygote

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The Maghreban – Amok Time / The Empath 12″

The Maghreban returns after the success of the Afric 12″ to take a little trip through space with two Star Trek inspired cuts.

Amok Time is an ode to the brutal Vulcan mating ritual and is punctuated by a large laser and heavy 90s progressive House sonics. The Empath is more mournful and melodic than previous excursions, perhaps even world weary.

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Maghreban 3′Hi House Mix

3′Hi is a collective who put on nights in Berlin, London and New York. The Maghreban was asked to do a little mix for them and gladly obliged.

1. Key West – Kasso
2. Afric – The Maghreban
3. The Empath – The Maghreban
4. Dank – Basic Soul Unit
5. Africaspaceprogram – Nacho Patrol
6. A Crack Is A Crack – Shambeko! Say Wah!
7. Stateless – Ultravox
8. Sexuality – Blake Baxter
9. Kino I – An I
10. H.E – Laurent Garnier
11. Harbour – Ondo Fudd

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Dark Free Download from Doctor Zygote

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.

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Maghreban goes to Africa on second 12″

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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New House 12″ from The Maghreban on Zoot

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.

Maghreban 12"

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New Doctor Zygote ‘Zoot Dubs’ 45

This super limited release is available direct from the Zoot Shop and at a few choice retailers.

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Sonic Router Zygote Dub 45 Premiere

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.

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