New album "PRIMATE" OUT NOW only at www.zubzub.co.uk
ZUBZUB is the creation of long-time Ozric Tentacles bass player, Zia Geelani. After leaving the Ozrics in 2002, Zia grew his solo side-project Zubzub in to a fully fledged band. This live, electronica group has gone from strength to strength, with four well-received albums of eclectic and highly varied dance music released and a constant gig schedule across the UK. ZUBZUB have become a firm favourite in the UK dance scene and have taken their show further afield with dates throughout Europe. The band members are;
ZIA GEELANI (ex-Ozrics): Writing, production, programming, synths
JON “CHAMPIGNON” EGAN (ex-Ozrics): flute, ney, duduk, zorna
MINDFLUX: Co-writing and production, synths, percussion
ALEX PYM: electric and acoustic guitar
Zubzub released their 4th studio album, “Primate”, on May 10th 2011, on their own newly-formed record label, Monkeyface Records and looks to maintain their upward trend of a growing fanbase and strong reviews. The new album builds on the high production standards that Zubzub are known for, whilst traversing multiple genres and raising the tempo and musical complexity higher than before. Driving the dancefloor is its main aim and tracks have already been tried and tested live with the people stomping in approval.
The Zubzub sound incorporates an epic musical feel, complex programming, deliciously-groovy dance rhythms and bass-lines all infused with live musicianship. They seamlessly blend an eclectic variety of styles and genres; trance, drum and bass, techno, breaks and dub all feature and are tinged with pure psychedelia. Also in the mix is a distinct taste for ethnic instruments and influences.
The band have played hundreds of gigs, with multiple appearances at the Glastonbury Festival and Glade Festival, along with headline appearances at the likes of HADRA, Off the Tracks, Solfest, Sunrise, Waveform, Offworld, Antiworld, Eden, Wickerman and Knockengorroch to name just a few.
ZUBZUB have also played at the renowned Brixton Academy and have performed alongside some of the best-known names in electronica including; The Orb, Eat Static, System 7, Banco De Gaia, Dreadzone and Shpongle. They regularly appear with the foremost names in UK club nights and have ventured in to Europe playing from Amsterdam to Budapest.
“ZubZub ended the outdoor party in some style. Awesome phat beats, down and dirty basslines, trippy flute....this was entertainment of the highest order.”- Phil Lenthall, Off The Tracks Spring Festival 2009 review (May 26, 2009)
“The other pick of the day are ZubZub – much evolved from a quite brilliant set at Glade festival a few years ago, the post-Ozric tentacles group are still making inspired, dance-driven psychedelia together – it’s a joy to see them again” - Jon Wright, virtualfestivals.com Sunrise Celebration review (Jun 09, 2010)
"..ZubZub started setting up - within minutes there was a mad variety of trancey beats from this collective, with flute and ambient guitar solos floating randomly over the top from the strong ex-Ozrics influence. My night was not lost and there were plenty of us lost in this cracking performance."
- Clive Hoadley, Efestivals Alchemy Festival 2009 review (Sep 23, 2009)
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Phone: +44 (0)7769 358343