Zod is the new project from Rebels boss Damian Lazarus and James What. Debut warped production ‘Rise Before Zod’ is about to land on Rebellion with a diverse duo of remixes from Acid Pauli and Shadow Dancer.
The original ‘Rise Before Zod’ is a psychedelic trip into dubby sounds that come from deep in the jungle, held together by a killer groove. Dark and groovy, it’s the first brainchild from two producers with a proclivity for the left of centre. Paul and Al Farrier aka Shadow Dancer step up for the first remix. Signed to Boyz Noize, the pair injects a heavy dose of uplifting synth lasers, rave stabs and lick of acid, taking the track from the cave to neon club. With the Acid Pauli installment it’s back to nature with tribal rhythms, electronic droplets and sparse arrangements that build into a richly padded sound bed of bass, strings and drums. One of Damian’s all time favourite DJs, Acid Pauli was a resident at Bar25 in Berlin and is currently preparing his debut artist album for Clown & Sunset, out later this year.
Damian Lazarus and James What created Zod when they were hanging out in sunny LA before Burning Man 2011, where the original was first broadcast from the Robot Heart stage. Rebels boss and A+R magnate Damian is known as an artist of many shades with an eclectic range of other-worldly records reflected in his DJ sets, podcasts and mix compilations and original material that goes way beyond the dancefloor.