Home of established and acclaimed artists like, for instance, Miss Kittin, The Hacker, Djedjotronic, Kris Baha, Jensen Interceptor, and Cardopusher, just to name a few, the French platform Zone is second to none when it comes to delivering high-quality underground electronic music. And their latest release, “Brain Dead”, is here to prove the point. Doing the honours, Jordan Lieb aka Black Light Smoke spared no efforts to hand over a remarkably eclectic four-original EP that comes with a frenzied dark-as-hell remix by maestro Alessandro Adriani.
For “Brain Dead”, Jordan decided to bring together his most ancient influences and added pinches of new elements resulting in a retro-but-fresh take of far-from-fluffy genres such as Cold Wave, EBM, and Electro-Funk. The latter being the main reference of the theme premiered here.
“Nailed To The Ground” should be called “Nailed To The Dance Floor”, instead. Its energizing attitude echoes like an irrecusable invitation to some proper booty shaking. A bouncing bassline topped with sequenced synth riffs and acid shards plus beautiful deadpan vocals and an upbeat cowbell line bring to life a vital cut for the lovers of breakbeats out there.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Beatport page of the label.