Great Stuff Recordings
Time for something extremely infectious and cheeky on one of Resident Advisor's Top 20 Most Charted Of All Time labels: the mighty Great Stuff Recordings. Jason Chance's Zulu Shuffle is an absolute monster of a big room house groove, packed full of energy and unstoppable momentum. Insistent cowbell hits and rolls pepper the super-skippy percussion and pleasingly phat, funked-up bassline in the main section, while the atmospheric interludes lay on marimbas and African chanting aplenty (the aforementioned 'Zulu' input). It's a right toe-tapper this one! And a rumpshaker to boot.
On the remix tip, Ant Brooks ups the techno factor but retains some of the warmth of the original cut, looping the vocals and marimbas up to dizzying effect and injecting yet more percussive energy into the bed of the track. Collective Machine tread down a slightly deeper route, chopping up the mallet sounds with some live snare fills and just a sprinkling of tribal percussion to suave effect.