Once an integral part of the Ganja and True Playaz camp alongside Hype and Pascal, Zinc was the creative force behind heavily hip-hop influenced DnB anthems such as Super Sharp Shooter and Six Million Ways and enjoyed a long career at the very top of the drum ‘n’ bass DJ circuit.
But a talent such as Zinc’s can’t be tethered to long, and by the year 2000 the success of his groundbreaking 138 trek led to the launch of his own imprint Bingo Beats, focusing on the then emerging sounds of breakstep and dark garage.
Nowadays, Zinc is busy pushing forward in another new direction, championing the driving, bass-heavy 4/4 rhythms of the music he calls crack house and is winning legions of new fans in the process. And while it’s sad to know we’ll never witness another one of the man’s faultless DnB sets again, DnB’s loss is wider electronic music’s gain.
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Zero T: Irish producer whose recent tracks for Liquid V and Cheap Shots album for Total Science’s CIA drip with soul and emotion.