[上海Shanghai ] – 22.06.2013
DJ ZINC DOES WONKY KONG 4 YR BDAY BASH
大家所熟悉的DJ Zinc是鼓打贝司乐界里首席长官之一。 名下发行的单曲不计其数， 包括了jungle国歌《Ready Or Not》及《Super Sharp Shooter》奠定了鼓打贝司音乐的演变历程，至今这两首名曲仍然能让舞池的人群沸腾。 自从与其专辑Beats By Design中发表了一首脍炙人口的Garage单曲《138 Trek》 成為許多DJ們 極度渴望擁有的強猛細碟之后，似乎DJ Zinc的跨界创作生涯不可避免了。
现在的DJ Zinc将其独特，蕴涵浓厚的dubstep, jungle, breakbeat和old skool rave和猛烈的 bassline音墙，与一批新型电音猛人同时为英国新型重低音音乐把玩一番，诡谲异动的crack house俨然成为下一波浩室指标，Zinc更是成为这个新兴风格的代表人物之一，成功造就了这个Crack House的标杆。2010年一曲《Wile Out》更于英国流行单曲榜上抢滩，加上近期和A-Trak合作的《Like The Dancefloor》更将伦敦年度诺丁山嘉年华会狂欢热情变身成为今年UK Bass的大热舞曲。
SATURDAY JUN 22, 2013Supports – Siesta, Mau Mau, Arthur Fox, Beardslap, Jackson Bollox@ ARKHAM (1 WULUMUQI Nan Lu) | 22:00-LATE¥60 AT DOORGroup Discount Info: www.phreaktion.com
WONKY KONG TURNS 4!! One of Shanghai’s seminal underground UK Bass nights celebrates 4 years of Bass-Music-Shindigs, and we mark it with a special reunion edition that features the return of the instigator – DJ ZINC – who started it all off for us back in 2009; and one of Wonky Kong’s original bass monkeys Mau Mau.
There are few names more synonymous with jungle/dnb than DJ Zinc. His anthemic “Super Sharp Shooter” and the remix of the Fugees’ “Ready Or Not”, are categoricaly the scene’s iconic classics, both of which still devastate dance floors to this day. However, in 2009, Zinc turned his hand to a new sound he coined “CRACK HOUSE” that can only be described as a bastardized version of house music infused with Zinc’s signature bass-heavy grooves and jungle/rave influences. He is responsible for one of the biggest dance tracks in 2010 “Wile Out”, featuring the talented MS Dynamite, as well as the Notting-Hill-Carnival-Vibing “Like The Dancefloor”, a collaboration with poster boy A-Trak, cementing him at the forefront of the new era of bass-heavy club beats.
Listen to the sounds DJ Zinc: www.soundcloud.com/zinc
DJ ZINC (extended BIO)
Hailing from london’s east end, Zinc first became involved in the dance music world via pirate radio, which led to the meeting of like minded DJs and producers at the birth of jungle – an exhilarating clash of breakbeats, basslines and samples that defined a generation of UK clubbing.
He went on to produce some of the scene’s biggest anthems, most notably ‘Super Sharp Shooter’ and the remix of the Fugees’ ‘Ready Or Not’ – both of which still devastate dancefloors to this day.
In 1996 Zinc launched the True Playaz label, alongside jungle veterans Pascal and DJ Hype and continued to produce and release many jungle and drum & bass anthems on True Playaz throughout the end of the 90s, making the label one of the biggest and most successful of the era.
In 2000 Zinc produced the genre defying ‘138 trek’ – which went on to chart in the UK and single handedly created a whole new genre, establishing him outside of his native dnb.
In 2001 Zinc launched his own ‘Bingo Beats’ imprint, releasing breakbeat and drum & bass until 2007.
Recognised as one of the worlds premier DJs and innovative producers and having played at every major festival and major nightclub around the world for 10 years, it was instantly noticeable when, without public explanation, Zinc stopped taking bookings and releasing music throughout 2008.
Now in 2009, Zinc opens the doors of his incubator to reveal a new creation which moves to a house tempo. With sights set squarely at the dance floor Zincs brand of house is serrated with the ruggedness that saw him cut his own niche through jungle, drum & bass and breaks. Weighted with basslines from dubstep and jungle and infused rave influences, there’s nothing polite about Zinc’s new production or DJ sets, as he brings his unapologetic energy into the house arena.
With a slew of DJ dates, where Zinc showcases his sound and it’s associated cousins it is safe to say that Zinc is making light work of the transition, moving from the summit of one scene to the peak of another with consummate ease.
Back in the lab, Zinc’s working on a new LP entitled, ‘Life Begins at Midnight’. He is keeping his cards close to his chest at the moment but we suggest that you set your clocks to 0000 hours and come on a journey with the DJ / Producer who always manages to stride one step ahead.