Mixes I by I 29.02.16

FACT mix 538: Ziro

The Lionheart roars.

Bristol’s Ziro has been a key member of Crazylegs since its launch in 2012, providing the local label with its first release, the itchy, techno-rooted ‘Coded’/‘Oni’, and teaming up with Trim for the scorched grime of ‘Lost’ in 2014. Last October he returned with an EP of preposterously massive club weapons, Lionheart, fuelled by epic trance synths and featuring collaborations with Bloom and Riko Dan, both on terrifying form.

For his FACT mix, Ziro carves out a space on the floor where 808 bounce meets hi-def club FX and lopsided dembow bumps up against new school grime, and includes his own low-slung remix of TRC & Princess Nyah’s ‘Butterflies’ and a final flourish of trance.

“This mix is a collection of some of my favourite tracks of the last couple of years, in amongst some forthcoming and recent bits from myself and friends,” he says. “It’s a snapshot of where I am musically right now and a little insight into what’s coming next. In addition to the grime and UK club tracks which have been a big influence on my music over the last year I’ve recently found myself increasingly drawn to US and UK pop and rap, so there’s a few edits and originals reflecting that as well.”


Tory Lanez – ‘Mama Told Me’
Ivy Lab – ‘Deus’
Pusha T – ‘M.F.T.R’ (Feat. The Dream)
Loom – ‘Noctilucent’
MM & Kid Antoine – ‘Final Response’
Ziro & Oklou – ‘Halo’ (demo)
Travi$ Scott – ‘Maria I’m Drunk’ (Ft. Justin Bieber & Young Thug)
Mila J – ‘Main One’ (Murlo Remix)
Tala & Banks – ‘Wolfpack’
Anderson .Paak – ‘.Drugs’ (D.K The Punisher Remix)
Vince Staples – ‘Senorita’ (Ft. Future)
TRC & Princess Nyah – ‘Butterflies’ (Ziro Remix)
Little Simz – ‘Dead Body, Pts. 2 & 3’ (Ft. Stormzy & Kano)
MssingNo – ‘Dead’
Drippin & Copout – ‘Arc’ (M.E.S.H Remix)
Commodo – ‘Set It Straight’ (Ft. Rocks FOE)
Kuedo – ‘Starfox’
AJ Tracey – ‘Naila’ (Ziro Edit)
Wwwings – ‘Lit’
Riko Dan – ‘Alright Then’ (Prod. Ziro)
Ziro – ‘Rapture’
Ziro – ‘CB Redux’



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