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BKI-06 :: Zombie Disco Squad, Skoozbot

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1. Robosonic (dj mix)
[BKI] 2. Zombie Disco Squad (dj mix)
[Dirtybird / Made To Play :: London & Berlin]

3. Skoozbot (dj mix)
[Plus 8 / Mindshake :: USA]

4. Skoozbot (interview)


Welcome, Zombie Disco Squad !

All we know about these two sympathetic fellas is that they are based in London where they run the infamous “Get Rude” night, DJ around the world in 80 days, party like the Muppet Show Animal and make undogmatic music [mingling 'back-to-the-roots' instrumentations, hifi percussions and all kinds of Southern American languages (especially Brazilian)] which is FUN to play and dance to.

We also know that it has been somewhat hard to obtain their productions in “regular” vinyl / download shops. So, you can consider yourself lucky [if you are not that much at home in the depths of the wild wild web]: we heard from some rather reliable sources that you will soon be able to get Zombie Disco Squad tracks and remixes on good old vinyl and highquality DRM-free MP3s / Waves … on a few labels near you. Oh yes!

What they say about themselves:

Zombies say YES: Drums, Birdbrain, MC Jesse Rose, Vintage Gucci, Fast cars, meditation, large stacks of cash, Gantman, Cheesy Dutch House, Cubase 5, Hixept, Radio shows, Dogs with small legs but normal bodies, Bicycles, Sound and San Pellegrino, Jackmode and Salad Nicoise.

Zombies say NO: Funky going the way of UK Garage, bad warm up djs, cheap production, war, cocaine, band wagon jumpers (still like disco?), distortion, Cheesy Dutch House (can’t decide on that one), dentists, Ryanair, idiots and headaches.”

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Zombie Disco Squad @ MySpace

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Welcome, Skoozbot !

I stumbled accross the name “Skoozbot” a while ago, when I was playing in a club in East Germany. Skoozbot’s track “Next to Monchhichi” was being pumped out on the soundsystem – I loved the bassline and the simple percussions, the stripped down raw groove. After decksharking it [or rather screensharking it - thank you Mignon ;) ], I was a little surprised that this was a Plus8 release, as it seemed much more “accessible” and ‘groovy’ to me then most of the other stuff I knew from this seminal label. Finding out that Skoozbot is a new addition to the Plus8 / Minus posse, it was obvious that we had to invite el Skoozo for a special Halloween showcase.

Here is the official Skoozbot bio:

“Brian Connelly ( a.k.a. SKOOZBOT), an Indiana native and Michigan transplant, has long been interested in the interaction between humans and technology. This interest has been met in his love of electronic music, which is made by machines yet fueled by the soul. As a DJ over the past decade, Brian has never been satisfied simply blending two tracks together and has long sought to augment his mixing by incorporating the limitless possibilities provided by technology. Endless experimentation with both hardware and software has helped bridge the gap, but as technology continues to grow, so does Brian’s curiosity for using it to open up new possibilities.

This blend of the human and the electronic is further explored in his productions, where Brian aims to re-create instantaneous human emotions through electronic sounds. Although these snapshots of our consciousness can occur for just brief moments in our lives, they can continue on and be further evolved through music.”

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Skoozbot @ MySpace

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