I guess there are a lot of zombies artist names out there but I think black or wolf might be used a little more, there is one I posted about earlier this week that does Dubstep and a more disco one that spells his name Zombi. Either way both have great output, especially this remix on the latest Zombi EP by Brooklyn’s Escort. The track has a very DFA sound to it, but what you get are these really sped up Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon sounds transformed into disco, hopefully you can hear the parts i’m talking about.
I was in the car with Scott and Sam from Ghostly International and I flipped over this Actress LP. I can see a lot of people not being into it but if you grew up on Jeff Mills or any Detroit Techno that is this simple yet dark n’ dirty style of making melodies on muted keys and a driving kick that is backed up by cheap strings and thinned out metallic hi hat always will grab me up and ruin me until I just end up dancing in my chair. Also, if just listen to the last 30 seconds if that sound doesn’t grab you, its well worth checking. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Its Marvin Gaye, check it out please, it won’t disappoint.
For all the low level sounding ambient fans, if you haven’t picked up the Yagya record then you’re in for a treat. Yagya has this sound similar to Gas and The Sight Below but goes into the dreamer end. Gas sounds like you’re suck in the middle of field and you’re surrounded by smoke thats in the distance but everything is in slow motion and The Sight Below makes you feel like someone knocked you out of your misery during a tragic second and your half awake and half unconscious but its going to be fine because they’re here to save you. Yagya is more of a slowly floating and you have full control but its always starting to rain and its extra foggy but you don’t care because you’re floating, which is always a good thing.
Zombi – Sapphire (Escort Remix)[audio:escortrmx.mp3]
Actress – Crushed[audio:crushed.mp3]
Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair (The Revenge Rework)[audio:affair.mp3]
Yagya – prju[audio:rigning.mp3]
11 Comments Leave A Comment
alex says:March 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm
Haha, loving your description of the Yagya record. “your half awake and half unconscious but its going to be fine because they’re here to save you.”
Awesome. (and accurate!)
Kevin says:March 11, 2009 at 1:19 pm
so, is this the same Zombi that sounds like a geddy lee-less rush?
stath says:March 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm
your picks never disappoint.
sbtrkt says:March 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm
shit, you been in my record box again.
actress is heavy. you need to check the other werk albums also.
like lukid and zombys – where were you in 92.
rtificial says:March 11, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Weird you mention Jeff mills, I was just recently watching his video mix on youtube. I like to watch it from time to time and show it to people.
Also since you mention Pink Floyd, look up Dert Floyd. He did a free instrumental hip hop album with beats made only from Pink Floyd. He also did an album with beats from nothing but Bjork. Plus I get a kick out of the album artwork he did for the “westside of the moon” one.
frank says:March 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm
Wait, which is the Zombi that sounds like a Goblin tribute band? I’m totally confused. I have some mp3s called “Cosmos”. Is that the one you’re talking about Kevin?
very says:March 12, 2009 at 12:25 am
Oh dang that Zombi track started my Thursday morning like five cups of espresso!
Joey Hansom says:March 12, 2009 at 7:08 am
Zombi is a band, not a person, and if you heard more than just this one track, you probably wouldn’t call them disco. enchanted prog is more like it. but i still love you Jakeypoo.
Kevin says:March 12, 2009 at 12:18 pm
yeah frank, cosmos is an album by the goblin-esque, sans-geddy lee band. the progression of sound over their albums sounds like they might go the all electro route, but why would they throw away such awesome drumming? im confused as well. :-)
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