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OLSSON – One In A Million (Zomby Rework)

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Here’s the new OLSSON’s ‘One In A Million’ rework from Zomby. It’s got a shuffled breakbeat alongside classic piano house stabs and trancey synths, all while honouring the ‘90s garage house inspired original from the Swedish songwriter and producer OLSSON.

‘One In A Million’ is the lead single from OLSSON’s debut album Millions, which is due for release on May 12th through Universal.

OLSSON has worked with the likes of Charli XCX, Seeb, Jacob Banks and more, while he’s also achieved high profile support from the likes of Zane Lowe and Noisey. His forthcoming album effortlessly spans dance, indie, hip hop, pop and more. It’s heavily influenced by the Haçienda and Madchester scene and plays like Kasabian jamming with Jungle or The Stone Roses with Disclosure.

Zomby – Acid Surf

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In anticipation of the release of his forthcoming ‘Let’s Jam 1’ and ‘Let’s Jam 2’ EPs, Zomby has today revealed the first full piece of music from the releases.

Check out ‘Acid Surf’ from ‘Let’s Jam 1’ here:

‘Let’s Jam 1’ and ‘Let’s Jam 2’ are Zomby’s debut recordings for XL Recordings. The two musically distinct individual bodies of work see the London-based artist returning to his roots making instinctive, enigmatic, club-focused music. The music was in part recorded on new hardware and software at XL’s west London studios and in part on the fly in Zomby’s own environment.

Available digitally and on 12” vinyl, the EPs will be released simultaneously on 9th October

Vinyl pre-order: http://x-l.co/letsjamvinyl
(* free Zomby airhorn when both EPs are purchased together through the XL store *)
Pre-order digital: http://x-l.co/zombyLJ

Zomby – Let’s Jam

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In anticipation of the release of his forthcoming ‘Let’s Jam 1’ and ‘Let’s Jam 2’ EPs, Zomby has today released a trailer to preview the music from the EPs. Check it out right now:

‘Let’s Jam 1’ and ‘Let’s Jam 2’ are Zomby’s debut recordings for XL Recordings. The two musically distinct individual bodies of work see the London-based artist returning to his roots making instinctive, enigmatic, club-focused music. The music was in part recorded on new hardware and software at XL’s west London studios and in part on the fly in Zomby’s own environment.

Available digitally and on 12” vinyl, the EPs will be released simultaneously on 9th October. The first full piece of music from the EPs is set to be revealed next week, when the EPs will also be available for pre-order,

LET’S JAM 1
1. Surf I
2. Surf II
3. Slime
4. Acid Surf

LET’S JAM 2
1. Neon
2. Bloom
3. Peroxide
4. Xenon

Meanwhile Zomby will DJ at two XL Recordings parties in the coming months. The events are set to take place in Manchester (16th October XL, Recordings Presents Chapter VI @ The Warehouse Project) and London (6th November, Clock Strikes 13: XL Recordings Presents Chapter VI @ Village Underground), also featuring the likes of Special Request, Powell, Mumdance, Hugo Massien and MssingNo.

Wiley & Zomby – Step 2001

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Wiley and Zomby finnaly collide on “Step 2001”, out on September 24th on Big Dada.

It’s a meeting of maverick musical minds as the genius of Wiley’s Step 20 is rebuilt from scratch by none other than Zomby. Zomby grew up listening to Wiley, and that shows in this thrilling production that harks back to OG grime whilst nudging the template a step or two forward. Wiley is one of the all time great MCs, and here Zomby lets that show by keeping the fired-up-and-then-some vocal always at the forefront. It doesn’t get better than this.

Gwilym Gold – Flex (Zomby Remix)

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Renewing his collaboration with artist Eddie Peake, Gwilym Gold will release his latest single ‘Flex’ on Peake’s HYMN label, backed by a fierce new remix from bass heavyweight Zomby.

Transforming Gold’s sparse and hypnotic original into a heady jungle roller, both tracks will be released on a limited 12″ accompanied by unique artwork and a new video piece by Peake.

You can stream the remix below and pre-order your copy of the 12″ here.

Darkstar and Zomby – Quandry

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‘Quandry’ is the first new material from Darkstar since 2013’s News From Nowhere album. It’s their brand new collaboration with Zomby. Darkstar’s next album is supposed to be due later this year

Jungle – Busy Earnin’ (Special Request VIP) / The Heat (Zomby ’92 Remix)

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Jungle have today premiered two brand new remixes. Special Request and Zomby have stepped up to deliver incredible mixes of ‘Busy Earnin’’ and ‘The Heat’ respectively, both of which are taken from Jungle’s acclaimed eponymous debut album on XL Recordings.

The remixes mark the release of a Deluxe Edition of Jungle’s acclaimed debut album, which is available to buy here and features both remixes in addition to a host of additional material.

Described by Q magazine as a “brilliant, joyous, unsettling debut” and by NME as “the pop-art album of the summer”, Jungle’s debut album was shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Music Prize before featuring in many end-of-year ‘best of’ lists including Time Out, Clash, NME, Amazon, Rough Trade Shops and Q. Jungle were also nominated for ‘British Artist Of The Year’ at the BBC Music Awards, named iTunes’ ‘Best New Alternative Artist Of 2014’ and featured as one of Spotify’s ‘Top 5 Breakthrough Artists’. They then rounded off 2014 with a show-stopping US TV performance on the Tonight With Seth Myers show, which can be seen here.

2015 will also see Jungle play their biggest ever headline show – at London’s 5000 capacity Brixton Academy on 3rd June. The show – along with a newly announced gig at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy – follows a fully sold out UK tour through February and March. The band have also been confirmed to perform at this year’s Coachella festival, as well as Primavera, Ibiza Rocks, Bestival, Croatia Rocks, T In The Park, Rock en Seine and the Secret Garden Party, with more festival dates to be announced soon.

JUNGLE 2015 UK HEADLINE SHOWS

Tuesday 2nd June Bournemouth O2 Academy
Wednesday 3rd June London Brixton Academy

For all Jungle live shows, head here.

Marin x Zomby – Prevail (Witch Hunt)

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‘Prevail (Witch Hunt)’ is the first offering from Marin, a 21 year old North London raised musician and jazz trained vocalist. Marin’s debut track unveils her decidedly London sound and bewitching blend of late-night soul and minimalist electronica.

As a jazz taught singer Marin’s R&B vocals are both sensual and controlled; soaring and floating with rhythmic style against a backdrop of marshy electronic beats that grumble and fizz. “At school I learned to sing jazz standards and after the classical music lessons, my eyes were opened to another style that was much more ‘free’,” Marin explains.

A big fan of UK electronic producer Zomby, ‘Prevail’ is a vocal led update of his grime flavoured instrumental ‘Witch Hunt’, a bootleg written and recorded by Marin pretty much in one take.

Having listened to a lot of Burial, Purity Ring and James Blake Marin wanted to make electronic music but as an admirer of vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Nat King Cole she was able to work her honey-dipped, jazz-tinged vocals and lyrics into the mix.

Despite her 21 years of age, Marin’s debut track is a refreshingly self-assured release bursting with soul and style. It’s a beguiling introduction from the singer who’s set for the very top and sure to make colossal waves in 2015 and beyond.