Saturday, 17 June 2017
Thoughts On Love And Smoking Podcast #17 * Zootime Edit.
It's always nice to get something great which has been unsolicited. For approximately every 10,000 "Yo! Check out my mixtape!" messages I recieve, it appears that around 2 are listenable and only 1 is any good. This mix from mysterious Dutch DJ/producer 'Zootime Edit' fits firmly into the later category. A welcome surprise which I'm more than happy to chuck into the TOLAS podcast cannon.
In his own words, "I'm Vincent, zOoTiMe, dj, producer and video ediTor, living in the nothern rural part of the Neverlands caLLed Fryslan. There's aloT that enthousiams me, not gonna go there. Enjoy ze thoughts, PEACE!"
Drawing his influences from diverse artists such as Charles Bals, Albion, Jan Schulte, Hans Reuschl, Danny Wolfers as well as the Commodore Amiga 500, he's released records on a number of industry heavyweights like Nein Records and my old mate and sometime studio partner Mick Clarke's label, Flight Recorder.
The mix itself is a real beauty. Ducking and weaving across countless genres maintaining an impressive energy level without wearing the listener out and leaving you breathless. It showcases a real love of all music and a lightness of touch sometimes missing in the days increasingly dominated by heavy electronica and bludgeoning house. But don't take our word for it. Sit back in the sun and let this one wash over you. Cool waves. X
Follow Zootime Edit on Soundcloud, here.
Check out his Youtube channel, here.
Till next time.
Big love. Mark. X