Turbo is primed to send the Erol Boards into a tizzy today with their preview of ZZT's Partys Over Los Angeles. Forthcoming November 7th with twelve tracks, if there was ever a reason to invest in Turbo's subscription service to get your hands on a release early this is it.
In a time where pretty much anyone with a lick of credibility has been toning things down, Tiga and Zombie Nation manage to pull off sweaty festival techno without sounding like they're stuck in 2008.
The original mix opts for the use of the glitchy A.D.D. like synth patterns that Zombie Nation has become well know for as opposed to modulation to keep things interesting. The breakdown culminates in chopped robotic vocals making you wish Sarah Connor was your mom.
Always ones to recruit a dream team of remixers (Gesaffelstein on Zzafrika, Jan Driver on Vulcan Alarm) ZZT pull out all the stops on Partys Over with Duke Dumont and Jon Convex taking the reigns. In a wide departure from his recent work with Ed Banger Duke Dumont takes the track in an even bigger direction if only slightly darker with a relentless assault of sixteenth notes building up to a 909 snare pattern that would take a lesser man a team of Microsoft coders to program.
Taking things the more intelligent root is Boddika's Instra:mental partner in crime Jon Convex. Finding an ominous middle ground between the original mix and what he's been up to lately with 3024, he gets it just right. The perfect wet dream of techno euphoria to make the heads and the bros live in dance floor harmony.