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  • Words: Ewen Cook | Photo: Chelone Wolf
  • 12 May 2017
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Dope Skillz 'The Fold' (ElevateAudio)

Friction’s Elevate vehicle has proved a useful outlet for his bashier leanings, but it’s not quite caught alight as yet – so why not douse it in the potent kerosene of the beloved DJ Zinc’s return to 170bpm? Pow! Bagging Zinc’s Dope Skillz alias on wax once more is a serious coup, and his track ‘The Fold’ leads a huge ‘Quadrant’ EP that also features Original Sin and Friction himself (though it’s funny how strange it now feels to hear the great man pushing a moody dancefloor vibe). ‘The Fold’ is an intriguing mix of sizzling bassline goodness with a surprisingly robo-tech tinge, even if those jaunty phasing synths carry the refined whiff of Zinc’s hybrid house voyage.

7/10

 
 
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