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ARTIST
TITLE
Musically Massive
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STAUB 095CD STAUB 095CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/9/2009

This is the debut collaborative release from beatmaker David Last and dancehall vocalist Zulu. Taking a break from the grind of New York City, Last found himself living for a few weeks near a beach in Sydney, Australia. He was determined to make new tracks, far away from home. Having spent two years making club music almost exclusively, he was ready to lay back into the influence of dancehall reggae's slower tempos. Vocals were a natural choice. For several years now, Zulu's unique dancehall vocals have been heard in collaboration with the likes of Ghislain Poirier, Kool Keith, and DJ C. A referral from grime-bounce mash-up king DJ C led to an email exchange between Zulu in Chicago, and David in Sydney. In 14 hours, David Last and Zulu had completed their first track via email. The track was good enough that there was only one thing to do... make a whole album. The record label Staubgold in Berlin, having hired Last to remix Kammerflimmer Kollektief, was keen to hear Last's new project. Staubgold listened, and within 24 hours, the project was moving forward at full speed between Chicago, Sydney and Berlin. Like its birth, the sound is also distinctly international -- funk without borders. It is influenced by both electronica and by reggae music, but it is officially neither. It feels like pop, but it blazes new ground in its rhythms and arrangements. Simply put, this release is simply indescribably good -- fast-paced, bouncing, dance-y, yet not even close to being over-the-top. Last and Zulu seem meant for this trip together -- propelling each other energetically forward with their contrapuntal rhythms. Guest artists include CX Kidtronik and Maharani.