Zomby started making waves in 2008 with post-dubstep tracks that had the key signifiers of dubstep, yet without the garish and abrasive sounds that caused many to backlash against the burgeoning genre.
He then released his first album on legendary UK underground label, Hyperdub in 2009 that went in a completely different direction—'90s rave. Titled 'Where Were You In 92?' (a lyric taken from from MIA's song, XR2), it not so much rehashes the sounds of the time as it revives them with the use of today's higher quality equipment and software.
Not one to be pegged down, his next album was another sidestep; Dedication was his most ambient, least dance-friendly work to date. However it's probably not the ideal soundtrack for the local coffee shop—it frequently jumps around stylistically and too often abruptly transitions between songs to be played as unobtrusive background music. That's also what makes it so interesting.
His latest offering, With Love came out in June as a double CD and has received unanimously excellent reviews from electronic, indie, and mainstream music publications alike. This is sure to be a big year for the producer and this gig is your chance to experience some truly innovative, world-class club music, right here in Brisbane.
To keep the party going, Melbourne duo, Otologic will be playing deep house, boogie, and techno tracks into the early hours. Fresh from playing a coveted Saturday night slot at Splendour's Mix Up Stage, and having previously supported legendary artists like DJ Harvey and Andrew Weatherall around the world, there's no doubt these guys will keep the party going in the Spiegeltent.
What: Zomby supported by Otologic as part of Brisbane Festival
When: Friday, 20th September, 11:50pm
Where: Spiegeltent, Cultural Forecourt, Southbank
Tickets: Brisbane Festival
Image credit: last.fm