Part Fifty-Eight. Zombie Disco Squad were raised from the dead in 2006. Starting out as DJs, their Zombie Disco Squad partiesacross east and west London quickly became the thing of legend. Meanwhile, residencies at the likes of Dalston-den Catch and Central-London playground The Social, a slew of internet based mix tapes and a track ‘Straight Boy’ given away for freeclocking over 10,000 downloads meant that Zombie Disco Squad soon found themselves touring the world bringing their own version of haunted house to the masses.
Things have changed since those days with Lucas Hunter recently departing the Zombies and leaving Nat Self as the last Zombie standing. Whilst the line up may have altered the philosophy has not; Nat’s sound is inspired by everything from classic house, ghetto tech, disco and hip hop. It’s this off-kilter approach to dance music that continues to see Nat in demand as a DJ, playing at the seediest rave dens to the biggest brightest clubs, including a residency at Berlin’s Watergate for ‘Made For The Night’, tours of Japan, North America, Australia, all over Europe, as well as back in his homeland of England.
His forthcoming debut album ‘Brains’ on Made To Play (May 2012) is a case in point; an all-out assault on the senses that fully deserves it’s place in the spotlight as Made To Play’s only album release this year…
FIVE SONGS YOU MUST HEAR THIS WEEK #58 / NAT’S (ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD) TOP 5 CLASSIC TRACKS
I actually have done a very simple edit of this where I upped the tempo from 114 to 122 – aside from the bpm being a little on the slow side I think this track is perfect – one of my all time favourites – it has a pure soulful simplicity that makes me want to give people sweaty hugs.
UNKNOWN-THE ANSWER (GIPSY KINKS REMIX)
I’m pretty sure Gipsy Kinks is Kink (it’s right in the name after all) – a great re work of Danny Tenaglia’s classic song Music Is The Answer
INNER CITY-GOOD LOVE (LUCIANO REMIX)
A great track to start a set with or drop late night – Luciano at his best. I love to loop it at around 6 minutes and bring in another song.
SLG & SMOLNY-TURNAROUND
I was really sad when I found out Darryl Pandy died (the singer of love can’t turnaround by Farley Jackmaster Funk) – I had always hoped to get him on a record. I think the boys did him justice on this track using the vocal from love can’t turn around really well.
BILL WITHERS-WHO IS HE (HENRIK SCHWARZ EDIT)
I love Bill Withers and I love Henrik Schwarz – no more needs to be said