This week, we’re incredibly proud to host not one, but two mixes by Zed Bias.
Born Dave Jones, Zed Bias has been an integral piece of UK club music’s fabric for over a decade. Recording under the Zed Bias name, as well as Maddslinky and as one half of Phuturistix, his productions – including the seminal ‘Neighbourhood’, which is still an anthem today – proved lasting influences on the UK garage and broken beat scenes, and were later picked up as touchstones for the young dubstep and grime movements, featuring on the Martin Clark-compiled Roots of Dubstep compilation for Tempa, and cited by Skream as a particularly prominent inspiration on his music.
Today, Jones releases ‘Special’, his stunning new Maddslinky single featuring veteran vocalist Omar and backed with remixes by MJ Cole, Simbad, Toddla T and more. It will also feature on Make a Change, a new full-length Maddslinky album due on Tru Thoughts.
To celebrate this, he’s recorded two mixes for FACT. The first is a dip into Zed’s personal vaults; a mix of old school garage, house and broken beat that effortlessly swings from rough to smooth, with a touch of class that only someone with Jones’ experience can bring to the table. The next, which will be uploaded tomorrow, deals with more recent material.
You can download Zed Bias’s second FACT mix, as Maddslinky, here.
1 – Shooting Star – Dawn Z (Phuturistix remix) (Raw Fish)
2 – 551 Blues – Phuturistix (Locked On)
3 – Feel The Harmonies – Maddslinky (Tru Thoughts)
4 – Been Here Before – Zed Bias (DFL)
5 – Neighbourhood – Zed Bias (2K club mix)(XL)
6 – Schemin’ – Maxim (XL)
7 – Heartbreak Hotel – Whitney Houston, Faith Evans and Kelly Price (Zed Bias and Steve Gurley’s Undadoggz mix)
8 – Beautiful – Phuturistix ft Jenna G (Hospital)
9 – It takes more – Ms Dynamite (Zed Bias remix) (Polydor)
10 – Feel it out – Phuturistix ft Mr J (Hospital)
11 – Bite em up – Battle of the MC’s ft Sweetie Irie, Ms Dynamite and Spee (Middlerow)
12 – Ring the Alarm (Jigga Up) – Zed Bias ft Juiceman and Simba (Sidestepper)
13 – Subsonicfreedomskyank – Nu Design (Dubplate)
14 – Time 2 Skyank – Nu Design (Dubplate)