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Join The Dots // DOT011
Zoo Look ‘People Let Me Down EP’
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A1 - People Let Me Down
B1 - Grove Side Blues
B2 - Cutters Choice
Many prominent figures throughout history have proclaimed that “you can get by with a little help from your friends” now whilst this is a lovely romantic notion and does, we suppose have some (albeit very small) grounding in reality you need a bit more if you want to progress through life as opposed to simply jog in. Zoo Look are a good example of this, whilst Sam, Alex and Craig have been friends for quite some time, forging their completely plutonic relationship through DJing together, their latest release, number 11 on Join The Dots is forged from more than simply the burning fires of friendship, it’s born out of a love of all things deep as well as house music based. They may be mates but you can also get along very well if you have bags of talent too.
The lead track of the release ‘People Let Me Down’ may be a diss at an old girlfriend, a broken home reference to a Hollyoaks sub-plot or an under performing footballer? Luckily though it can’t be an accusation aimed at Zoo Look. Slo-mo and comprised of a bass line that practically emerges in China.
The words, cinematic and layered get thrown around like a retro Frisbee in London Fields (i.e. very badly and with much more of an eye on aesthetics that actual content) so in the spirit of all things trendy and slim-fitting, that is exactly how you could describe ‘Grove Side Blues’, the second in the package from Zoo Looks release. It’s deep whilst never losing sight of itself up its own backside or the dance floor. It’s got more chug than Thomas the Tank Engine whilst sounding so futuristic that it might not even have been composed yet.
‘Cutters Choice’ showcases what happens when the boys get let out of their cage (zoo joke innit). Whilst still clearly stitched together using the same Zoo Look palette it’s track to start or finish a night, a build up or a comedown, but never a letdown, all sprinkling hi-hats and swathes of synth splendidness.
Zoo Look, nothing to do with Zoo’s really and proof that friendship whilst obviously a good thing, cannot be alone held responsible for such sonic wizardry.
Release/catalogue number: DOT011
Release date: Mar 26, 2012