John Andersson aka Zoo Brazil is a living legend in the game – a Swedish multi platinum Grammy-nominated record producer, songwriter and DJ residing in Stockholm. His discography of releases from over 20 years showcases a work ethic unparalleled by most modern producers, with gems found all over his writing and production credits and more than a few bangers! Anyone that loves Rüfüs should get around his song “Hearts a Legend” from 10 years ago – one of my year’s favourite underrated TUNES for sure. Amazingly we’ve been pals since the mid 2000’s after meeting in a club in Melbourne, bonding through a mutual vibe of analogue recording techniques, synths and drum machines, and have wanted to work together on a project for equally as long. So it was especially cool when John presented us a bunch of music specifically made for clipp.art!
Though the intention was to take Ibiza by storm this year with this collection of tracks that bump between the tougher spectrum of house, french touch, and opus’s for the Burning Man amulet wearing glitterati, after COVID struck we decided to break these tunes down to a series of double AA side thumpers, starting here with “Outputs / Lions”.
The first of the duo “Outputs” delivers all the goodness of heady evenings, ecstasy soaked brains and dancefloors, dust pouring out of your boots the following morning, etcetera. The whistle lead a lighthouse beacon moving you over wave upon wave of pure dance emotion. You are correct – this is E music, people. On the flip, “Lions” glides into view like the mirage of Lee Foss riding a segway on the playa at 7am, bee’s pouring out of his mouth Candyman style..
Wait, was today “take Acid day”, or no? Too late. The propulsive grid of beats and bassline has you and is stretching you multiple directions like paint all over the art car. The siren song of good times.
Enjoy these two special tunes, yes, there is more to come! And be kind to yourselves and others.