If you’re into dance music, you’re aware that the sounds of disco and electro are starting to get over-saturated with too many artists and remixers all treading over the same ground, and that rhythmic traditions like Dubstep and Kuduro are taking over a share of the dance floor real estate (big acts like Major Lazer and Buraka Som Sistema for example.)
Enter Zombie Disco Squad, two London DJs breaking out of the mold with a fresh sound that just has to be heard to appreciate – house, african rhythms, and haunting melodies combine to create something I can’t quite put my finger on. At first glance, these guys would appear to be a couple of electro hipsters with big neon sunglasses, a funny band name, and who cite “808 kickdrums and disco hand claps” as influences on their myspace page. But on the same page, they say they’re not into people jumping onto the disco “bandwagon” and say they are against the bloghouse and new-rave phenomena associated with the world of electro/disco. Let’s have a listen, shall we?
Here’s their track Straight Boy, and make sure to wait until the synth horns come in halfway through. This is some tribal King Arthur house music shit right here.
For another solid track try Eurovision (Mowgli remix).
It’s immensely mix-able, and shows up in this set by the Sick
Girls, for example:
They have a few singles out and will be touring the US in
October, so watch for big things from these guys.