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.