About the Album
The album also features Montreal bounce-maestro, and Ninja Tune recording artist Ghislain Poirier’s remix of Darling, along with a slammin’ juke version of Body Work by Chrissy Murderbot of Chicago’s Sleazetone records. In addition, Freestyle Fellowship founder Aceyalone, and dancehall deejay Jah Orah provide guest vocals on the album. And topping the whole package off is the brilliant cover illustration by Bartek Karas.
“[The album is] a heavy slap of blazing ragga bashment – Zulu’s Panamanian lyrical flow is very much to the fore, with the eagle-eared amongst us spotting both some new DJ C rhythms and a couple of gems unearthed from the vaults and given a shiny new rub. It’s fast, mean and easy, and a guaranteed fire-starter – throw in remixes from Ghislain Poirier and Chrissy Murderbot and itâ€™s an undeniably solid package.”
– Fat Planet
Exhibition Virtues (Hardcore Tonight Remix)
Soundgun Emergency (DJ C Mix, ft. Aceyalone & Jah Orah)
Gods & Robots
DJ C & Zulu began producing tracks together across the internet while DJ C was on the East Coast developing his Boston-bounce sound and Zulu was running things in the Chicago area. DJ C’s move to Chicago in 2007 made the duo an un-stopable force as they continue to bust out blazing track after track.
This album brings together some of their vinyl singles, which have continually sold out of the shops and have been getting heavy rotation from party DJs the world over. Add to that four brand new, previously unreleased tracks — including one with guest vocals by Aceyalone and Jah Orah — plus remixes by Ghislain Poirier and Chrissy Murderbot, and you’ve got Gods & Robots.
The album is now available in the Mashit shop. Over the next few weeks it will also be available at iTunes, eMusic, Napster, AmazonMP3 etc.
- Exhibition Virtues (Hardcore Tonight Remix)
- Body Work
- Dear John
- Soundgun Emergency (DJ C Mix, ft. Aceyalone & Jah Orah)
- Gods & Robots
- Animal Attraction
- Ransom The Senator (DJ C Mix)
- Darling (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
- Body Work (Chrissy Murderbot’s Body Juke Refix)
About DJ C & Zulu
Beat scholar, party scientist, ragga maniac, and remixer of singers from M.I.A. to Gregory Isaacs, DJ C continues to spread his fiercely eclectic gospel of crunkment, mashstep, ragga-bounce, and grime-hall across the land. He’s been pumping out a series of records on U.S., U.K., and Japanese labels including a remix of M.I.A.’s U.R.A.Q.T. for XL Recordings, as well as singles/remixes for Ninja Tune, Soul Jazz, Man Recordings, Shockout, Community Library, and his own Mashit imprint; sharing the groves in those slabs of vinyl with the likes of Sinden, Drop The Lime, Ghislain Poirier, The Bug, Kid606, Serj Tankian and many more. Back in Oct. ’04 legendary BBC Radio 1 host John Peel chose Mashit as a “label of the month” and featured a DJ C mix of Mashit tracks. Since then his tunes have continued to evolve into ever-more devastating dance-floor monsters.
Producer, engineer and reggae singer, Zulu is an estabished solo artist as well as collaborator with Kool Keith, Aceyalone and more. He got his start as a producer of house and underground hip hop in Chicago, but his Panamanian/Jamaican roots eventually brought him back to reggae, creating his own riddims from scratch and bringing a distinctly Panamanian perspective (his initial tracks were in both english and spanish, with a strong regaeton influence) but later focusing mainly on the Caribbean patois style and ruff dancehall delivery. Zulu’s international combinations, his timeless-yet-futuristic melodic sensibilities, his experience in all genres of dance music, and his raw talent make him one of the brightest up-and-comers on the dancehall scene today.