Ziro's debut release aims squarely for the dark heart of the dancefloor. Punishing 4×4 kicks ride thunderous sub-basslines to devastating effect. It’s an astonishingly simple formula but it serves as a bold statement of intent from the young producer.
Early support from the likes of Mosca and Brackles on Rinse FM and BBC Radio 1 saw Ziro invited to record a guest mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ XFM show back in January – a significant feat for a producer with no releases to his name.
Backing up the title tracks, a stunning, hypnotic remix from man of the moment Om Unit flips Oni on its head, Wrongspeed style. Completing the package, one of the UK’s most promising new talents – Thefft – turns in a gritty, low-slung house rework of Coded in his own inimitable fashion.
“Coded is a gleaming diamond in a whole heap of rigid no-vibe UK bass carbon copies… it’s got that groove, it’s got that sexiness, it’s meant for the club and it works in the club”
-Mosca, BBC Radio 1
The Kampala producer's debut LP subverts the dominant paradigm of club music, providing a fresh, dark, and doomy soundtrack that is as meditative as it is danceable. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jun 22, 2021
perhaps not so innovative, given Burial's stylistic parameters, these tracks are more like a frolic, made of fragments who are like distant relatives, getting nowhere really, but still being enjoyable in their atmospheric anticipation. This is more so in the case of Nightmarket, which fits what I like to think of as lo-fi trance, as anticipated in a superb track like ashtray wasp, although with a beatless and more orchestral approach in this case. aelena