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zero dB - Anything's Possible / Samba do UmBigo

zero dB - Anything's Possible / Samba do UmBigo
(12") Ninja Tune ZEN12182/ZENDLS182, 2006-09-11

Tracklisting :
01. Anything's Possible
02. Samba do UmBigo

12" Artwork:

Press Release :
The build-up continues for zerodB's storming debut album for Ninja Tune, "Bongos, Bleeps and Basslines", with the duo showing their hip hop chops with the boombapped funk pack that is "Anything's Possible". A super-mellow chunk of hip hop that draws on the classic early nineties school of Premier and Pete Rock, whilst moving through samples in such a way as to up-date the loop-based nature of these works, "Anything's Possible" runs from a sinuous vibraphone twist, into laid-back guitar strumming and back again. Joining them to add the finishing rap touches is Voice from New Orleans, whose cool school styling and thoughtful lyrics place her in the tradition of Bahamadia, Ladybug and What What?

On the other side, "Samba do UmBigo" returns to the production pair's love of turbocharged, cyber-punk latin, combining – as ever – raw bass with a true musicality which elevates the tune to levels of euphoria it couldn't manage by use of rhythm alone and gives it the feel of a contemporary take on tropicalia. Heidi Vogel adds the requisite sweetness, the delicacy of her vocal perfectly offsetting the drive of the music.

This ultra-limited DJ-only promo is the last release from zerodB before their new album drops. Since they started properly working together some 6 years ago, Chris Vogado and Neil Combstock have been concocting a provocative, innovative and addictive brew of hard jazz, electro, latin, hip hop and house, laced throughout with their now signature dirty, heavy basslines. After releasing their early records on Vogado's own Fluid Ounce label, Zero dB are now signed to Ninja Tune and ready to step it up, with their debut album, "Bongos, Bleeps and Basslines" scheduled for release on September 25th 2006. Their main starting point is usually jazz, but they dip into a multitude of different influences and work with talented musicians and vocalists to create a track. In contrast to the general climate of somewhat old, tired, formulaic and unmemorable dance music, zero dB's meticulous production forces their audiences to discover previously undeveloped musical places. Feel it.


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