Great Stuff Recordings
Zenbi first came to prominence on Saeed Younan's eponymous Younan Music label last year, remixing the imprint owner's Kumbalha alongside Sabb. Now he's back with a tasty solo effort on Germany's Great Stuff, with both of his aforementioned colleagues providing remixes.
Double Trouble is a sleek little groove, and an exercise in simplicity. Tribal vocals and a descending, saucy bassline work their way around crisp, perfectly spaced percussion and techy rhythms to create a succinct, deft concoction. If it's not slick and smooth you're after though, four remixes from four very talented producers provide a suitably wide palette.
Saeed Younan reaches for his box of tribal goodies to compliment the vocal, building on his bouncing, galloping groove with infectious wooden percussion and layers of light techy metalics upping the energy to bring the track to fever pitch. Sexy, seductive and ridiculously plump. Italian star Stefano Noferini reveals his techno edge with his pumping, rolling rework that marries incessant bass to a shoulder-popping rhythm, while UK's finest Filthy Rich brings his tribal tech A-game with a beautifully chunky, brooding version. Zenbi's partner-in-crime rounds off the package with a throbbing, cymbal ride heavy excursion that combines serious bass weight with a decided lightness of touch elsewhere.