27/07/2019: “Ska” by DJ Zinc

DJ Zinc has been knocking about the U.K. electronic scene since the hey day of acid house, and was at the forefront of a very interesting movement as the head of the Bingo Beats label.

Some of his best stuff is drum & bass, which he produced in his own style, with distinctive use of breaks and bass sounds which tend to mark out a DJ Zinc production from the crowd.

“Ska” was released in 2002 on the True Playaz label as part of the Present Tense E.P., with a very good remix by DJ Zinc himself in 2004.

The bassline is a classic Bingo Beats style, slightly rough yet ineffably bouncy. There’s a very natural rhythm in that bass!

There’s also a heavier bassline of the more basic square wave kind, to keep things moving.

The drums are beautifully constructed, with a supremely danceable shuffle in the hi-hats.

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