The project name reminds rather a hatching sunny day in the animal park of Rio de Janeiro between lion and giraffes. But Zoo Brazil are actually two producers from the north of Europe. In autumn, 2005, with their release “crash”, both Swedes gave first new life breath to the myth of the legendary Harthouse label. Now John Andersson and Johan Emmoth add on the album “Zoo Brazil Needs You” of other high-class minimalist tracks. The album starts with dust-dry beats, rounded by a navy of small sound satellites circling around. Kicking old-school drums, mainspring basses, fantastic retro-bubbles, perfectly produced with subtle pressure towards the climax. The true size of this fine Tech-House production lies in the waiver. The album develops in each piece its own colours, which seam at last darker and deeper and correspond perfectly with the track names (Pleasure, Drink Me, Protect Me or Reflections). All tracks of Zoo Brazil are packed with experience of more than 40 single releases and 20 remix-works which John Anderson and Johan Emmoth have as producers on the account. They cooperated with Fatboy Slim, Human League, Dannii Mingoue and Nitin Sawney. And in addition the both Swedes are still the heads behind illustrious names like The Kelly Project, Laid, Cuba Computers, Nars, Outcold and just now Zoo Brazil.
# 18: Plastic City. Maybe – Extended Edition (Plastic City) # 32: Listening Pears – Future Point Of Contact (Mole) # 54: Yonderboi – Splendid Isolation (Mole) # 62: Audio Lotion – Metrosensual (Mole)
2006 could become another top year for WAX TAILOR. After his first two EPs „Lost the Way“ and „Que Sera / Where´s my heart at“ and the massive success of his debutalbum (more than 30.000 sold units and eight months in the official French Sales Charts) “Tales Of The Forgotten Melodies” (mole069-2) is getting its long awaited release on Mole Listening Pearls. This album takes you on a 52 minutes long journey into the depth of his “cinematic hip hop” – 18 tracks raising loads of memories for sure. WAX TAILOR uses samples in his music as film directors use actors. His record is conceived as an orchestral movie between hip-hop and downtempo where WT hijacks “The forgotten melodies” and tells a story of his own where each track is a sequence. In this large patchwork of numerous influences and multiple references to the seventh art, major names of the twentieth century music (Doris Day, Nina SIMONE…) could get a chance to meet Stanly Kubrick, Woody Allen or Alfred Hitchcock. As for today’s artists, the US Hip-Hop band of THE OTHERS appears on the record to offer a tribute to the hip-hop culture in which WT has been involved for 20 years. We also get a chance to “rediscover” Charlotte SAVARY from the French Band CLOVER. Already there on the EP “Lost the way” she is the singer on the title “Our Dance”. Finally, Marina QUAISSE’s violoncello runs through the whole album and delicately colours it with darker shades of melancholy which intensify the overall coherence of the album. Listen to the albumtrailer.
The actual single from “Yonderboi – Were You Thinking Of Me?” entered the DCC (Deutsche Club Charts) on position 6.
# 2: Listening Pearls – Future Point of Contact (Mole) # 29: The Timewriter – Paintbox (Plastic City) # 34: Yonderboi – Splendid Isolation (Mole) # 54: The Timewriter – Diary Of A Lonely Sailor (Plastic City) # 91: Lemongrass – Time Tunnel (Mole)
The compilation Listening Pearls – Future Point Of Contact (Mole Listening Pearls) entered the iTunes electronic charts on position #2. In the official itunes album charts the compilation reached the position #23.