Bursting onto the club scene back in 2006, Zombie Disco Squad soon distinguished itself from the masses of electro producers clogging up blogs with a jacking house sensibility that stood him apart. Fast forward 6 years and releases on labels such as Dirty Bird and Sound Pellegrino, and Nat Self is finally ready to release the debut Zombie Disco Squad album, ‘Brains’, on Jesse Rose’s Made To Play label.
First single ‘Righteous Sound’, featuring 80s soul legend Omar, highlights Nat’s flair for classic house music, Omar’s velvet vocals slide over tough Chicago rhythms; think Marvin Gaye as Derrick Carter’s MC and you’ll start to get the idea.
As versatile as it is banging, ‘Brains’ dishes up classic raw house moments like ‘Twerk’ primed for the dancefloor and ready to go off, subtle electronic movers like ‘Dedication’. All together ‘Brains’ is an assault on the senses; one you want repeated again and again.
Having remixed the likes of Cashmere, Black Box and Groove Armada, Nat has proven himself over the years an expert at reshaping the sounds of others. Throughout ‘Brains’ his skill at finding and using that bedrock of house music, the sample, shines through. In his hands, tracks like, ‘Timesome’ become destined for hands-in-the-air moments on sun-bleached terraces this summer.
Zombie Disco Squad sit at the forefront of modern day house music, taking influences from cultures around the world and melting them down into what has become a trademark sound.
With a loyal following across the dance music spectrum, it’s never surprising to hear his tracks being spun by techno artists such as Luciano and Ricardo Villalobos, house legends Derrick Carter and Sneak to the likes of Radio 1’s Annie Mac, and even London's Rinse FM.
An artist that has been bubbling and pushing boundaries for years, playing the world’s most exciting festivals and underground clubs such as his Made For The Night residency at Watergate, Berlin, 2012 looks set to be the year the world says ‘Zombie Disco Squad, you've paid your dues; welcome to the headline spot.’