Zinc - Watch The Ride
Please note, territorial restrictions may apply to this product.
Watch The Ride is Harmless' new DJ mix series which will feature the best up and coming and established DJ talent the UK, Europe and the rest of the World has to offer. Focusing on genres including Hip-hop, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, House and Techno the emphasis is without doubt firmly on contemporary dance music.
Since 1995 Zinc has dominated the Drum & Bass scene with hits such as Super Sharp Shooter, Six Million Ways To Die not to mention his mix of Fugees‚ Ready Or Not and his Top 30 hit 138 Trek. This has lead Zinc on to be a super hot talent and he continues to be a figure head in the Drum & Bass scene. His production genius has seen him DJ all over the World and when he's back in the UK Zinc still finds time to knock out killer Drum & Bass anthems. Zinc's DJ history and knowledge of Drum & Bass, along with his production genius, makes the next Watch The Ride very, very exciting indeed!
• Features some very exclusive tracks from Zinc himself
• Features established and new artists including High Contrast, TC, Logistics, Jenna G, Total Science, Ed Rush & Optical
• DJ mix by Zinc featuring 25 tracks of current and up-front and very exclusive dance floor pressure
|| ||In Love (Zinc VIP Mix) |
Boogie Times Tribe - Dark Stranger (Origin Unkown Mix) tease
|| ||Run Off|
|| ||Piece Of Heaven (Zinc Deepa Mix)|
|| ||5 Weeks (Stamina VIP)|
|| ||Tigers Talkin'|
|| ||If We Ever|
|| ||The Kindred|
Ed Rush And Optical
|| ||Night (Zinc Remix)|
|| ||Hurt You|
Chase And Status
|| ||Electric Music/Dubplate|
|| ||Poetry In Motion|
|| ||Miles Behind|
|| ||Colour Wheel (Friction And K-Tee Remix)|
Shimon & Andy C - Nightflight tease
|| ||Good Times Roll |
Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Zinc - Japache tease
|| ||Raise The Roof (VIP)|
Wots My Code - Dubplate (Total Science 2007 Re-Rub) tease
|| ||Super Shart Shooper (Remix)|
|| ||Darkness At Noon|
Mixmag, January 08
“Shorter, smarter, faster: welcome to Zinc’s world”
Last month’s Drum ‘N’ Bass Arena mix by DJ Hype was an exhaustive, two-CD mix through every big tune of the moment. This selection by long-time cohort DJ Zinc is a shorter, less obvious affair, but it’s the superior product because of it. Lots of tunes du jour are in attendance, like Break’s ‘Run Off’ and High Contrast’s ‘If We Ever’, but they sit alongside more obscure cuts like Zinc’s remix of ‘Night’ by Benga & Coki and some select jungle classics. What also lifts this mix above the competition is three of today’s finest MCs, Dynamite, Stamina and Eksman. They keep things bubbling throughout, and make this a late contender for d’n’b comp of the year. Top stuff.
DJ Magazine, December 07
Mix & Match:
Always pushing forward, the erstwhile junglist mixed up new shit from cats like Raf & Illogic and Commix with more familiar treats like his dynamite ‘Super Sharp Shooter’ cut. From liquid to jump-up, this was a defining snapshot of what’s doing it on the drum & bass floors in late 2007.
“The d&b veteran shooting as sharp as ever”
DJ Zinc is truly one of the great drum & bass DJs about. Why? Because what he plays is futuristic, pushing the genre into new areas, but he always remains in touch with the old skool fundaments of the music. Here, instead of the usual predictable conveyer belt of obvious anthems, he brings us to the best new skool contenders like Commix, Raf & Illogic, Lomax & Focus, with more familiar treats like ‘Super Sharp Shooter’ or ‘In Love’ by Jenna G used sparingly but effectively. Soulful vocal workouts, tearing jungle breakbeat science and frequently abusing jump-up – they’re all here, but all done with Zinc’s own trademark combination of rhythmic simplicity, heart-tugging melodies and sonic mischief. Ride ‘em out, cowboy.
Mint track: Benga & Coki ‘Night (Zinc Remix)’
One Week To Live, October 07
I’m sure it was only a couple of weeks ago that we were reviewing Tom Findlay’s ‘Watch The Ride’ trip. Nevertheless, Zinc, in typically boisterous style, is more than ready to elbow the Groove Armada helmsman aside and ensure that the spotlight is shining on his fluid, chest-rattling B&D steez. Littered with exclusive tracks and VIP mixes and hosted by not one, but three MCs (Dynamite MC, Stamina, Eksman), this bears all the hallmarks of a high quality DJ mix. Blasting off in a soulful mood, Jenna G’s anthem ‘In Love’ (in Zinc VIP Mix form) rolls out in fine style, Amens chattering excitedly. Cuts from Break, Martino and Lomax & Focus (complete with new vocals from Stamina) continue in the soulful vein before Dope Skills’ ‘Tigers Talkin’’ – bassline for your nostrils! – bulldozes the competition. High Contrast weighs in with two cuts – the Omni Trio-referencing ‘If We Ever’ and 60s psych ‘n’ bass joint ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’. With MCs Eksman and JME dropping by for cameos on Zinc’s remix of Benga & Coki’s ‘Night’ and another Zinc banger ‘Goblin’ respectively, there really isn’t a dull moment here as the old master craftsman rips through tight, percussive grooves as only he can. The jazz-infused output of fast-rising French DJ/producer Redeyes is a highlight here. Likewise, the rugged climax to the mix, boosted by the inclusion of Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s dancefloor wrecking ball ‘Good Times Roll’ and, naturally, the bona fide junglistic anthem ‘Super Sharp Shooter’. The Bingo Beats boss hasn’t lost any of his magic touch and this rip-roaring mix serves as proof of his impressive DJ credentials. Moving through deep and soulful territory, stripped back bassline business and pure tear out jump up, Zinc and friends are on point each and every. 5/7