A year in the making, Lionheart is the fearless new record from Crazylegs’ smiling assassin Ziro – the first artist to release on our label way back in 2012, a meticulous producer revered among his peers, now confidently pushing forward with a sound like nobody else.
Pooling an array of influences ranging from early days selling drum & bass in a record store in his hometown, formative production forays into dubstep and finding his groove in techno, a growing interest in rap and grime have pulled his beatmaking into an alien place in the last couple of years. Coupled with a longstanding knack for intense atmospherics and ice-cold synth lines, you end up with perhaps the most striking record we’ve ever put out. This is where Ziro embodies the essence of Crazylegs – a drive to experiment and an ambition to deliver the unexpected.
Title track Lionheart sets out the mission statement in no uncertain terms – a breathless six and a half minutes of thunderous, fractured drums and shimmering trance riffs. Strafe brings Belfast madman Bloom into the fray, trademark hydraulic percussion creating a wonderful hybrid. London City Warlord Riko Dan spits a bag of violence on Dun Talk, a move into more straightforward rap beat territory. Distance provides a moment of blissful calm before Rapture closes the record with its grimiest workout.
Lionheart is the sound of an incredibly talented producer marking out his territory – cinematic but still primed to pummel dancefloors. It arrives October 30th on digital and a 12” picture sleeve vinyl edition shortly after.