Simbad, Zano, Atjazz – Truth Pt, 1 [Atjazz Record Company]

Kicking out his first full release of 2016 and contributing to his 20 Years of Atjazz year long party the man himself has teamed up with celebrated South African vocalist Zano who we all know for his many collaborations with heavyweights Black Coffee Cuebur Ralf Gum & of course Atjazz & Jullian Gomes. Starting off with the title track we immediately get loaded up with Motown styled swinging beats that soon lead into subdued rolling chords reminiscent of early Masters at Work productions of which set the vibe of Truth solidly. Zano then announces his arrival with a vocal so sweet it leaves you felling rewarded for listening. As the song moves on Atjazz layers up more harmonies and Zano reciprocates in turn to create a signature sonic showcasing the skill of both parties a brilliant collaboration of talents. Truth gets serious remix treatment from one of our favourite UKbased production machines the mighty Simbad who throws this down in style. Soundscapes reminiscent of 80s raregroove classics and layers of typical Simbad pad flourishes lead into a very subtle and very attractive beatdown. He follows with a forwardthinking Londonlicked brokenbeat dub dancefloor danger! The high production values and sharp notes of this release certainly set the tone for what is to be a seminal year for Atjazz. We cant wait for the next one!

Atjazz, Zano - Truth (Original Mix)
Atjazz, Zano - Truth (Simbad Suite)
Atjazz, Zano - Truth (Simbad Dub)