British cult phenomenon Zomby (Justin Moulds), who had started as a trivial dubstep/dancehall act ("Liquid Dancehall"),
staged a revival of jovially propulsive rave music of the 1990s
double-EP One Foot Ahead Of The Other (Ramp, 2009), the single
Digital Flora (2009),
and the album
Where Were U In '92 (Werk Discs, 2009), performed on vintage keyboards.
Dedication (4AD, 2011) is an impeccable production, but mainly displays
Zomby's eclectic taste, ranging from
the poppy Things Fall Apart, a Panda Bear collaboration,
to the house of After the Rain Basquiat, from the
grime of Witch Hunt
to the minimal techno of Riding with Death,
with a peak in the avant-dubstep of Natalia's Song (apparently
plagiarized from producer Reark).
The 33-song double album With Love (4AD, 2013) was a compendium of
dance styles, each one represented by short vignettes, only sketched and
briefly hijacked... trap, jungle, dubstep, drum & bass, etc.
Ultra (Hyperdub, 2016) and
Mercury's Rainbow (Modern Love, 2017) were less and less interesting.
(Translation by/ Tradotto da xxx) |
Se sei interessato a tradurre questo testo, contattami