I remember working in a record shop in Amsterdam called Dancetracks in ’99 for a short while. One of the records that caught me attention was Zed Bias with “Neighborhood” on Locked On. Back then it was the era of Garage of music which came in many shapes and forms. In the here and now his alias Maddslinky is back during what we can now define as the era of Electronica and Dubstep.
His album “Make a Change” is quite divers and manages to blend many different genres plus it contains one of the best soulful Dubstep tunes made up till now. We were all over “Further Away” featuring Tawiah last year and played it as often as possible. Another banging mix between genres is “Lionheart” where Reggae and Dubstep are blended into one. On “Special” Maddslinky and UK soul singer Omar hit you with a soothing mix of soulful house and broken beats with that typical Zed Bias bass. For the rest this album contains lots of UK Garage, UK Funky and Dubstep flavoured tunes with loads of piano melodies warm Juno synths. Out now on Tru Thoughts and available via so act accordingly!
Maddslinky – Further Away Ft. Tawiah (112kbps)
Maddslinky – Lionheart Ft. Ghost 1 & Mighty Moe (112kbps)