Former Weeknd Collaborator Zodiac Announces Self-Titled EP

Former Weeknd Collaborator Zodiac Announces Self-Titled EP
Earlier this year, Zodiac (aka Toronto producer/songwriter Jeremy Rose) revealed a fall-out with dark R&B favourite the Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye), stating that he didn't receive credit for producing a few cuts on the latter's breakthrough House of Balloons mixtape. According to Rose, the relationship went south since the Weeknd hit it big, but now Zodiac will shell out some goods on his own via an upcoming self-titled EP.

The five-song Zodiac arrives through Vase Records digitally September 24 and on vinyl October 8. A tracklisting has yet to appear for the mini-effort, but Rose has apparently been prepping material over the last year, and the set is said to "offer a perfect primer for the young producer's musical output," according to the press release. Zodiac's "hedonistic and deprecating" tunes apparently play "like the soundtrack to a sex-filled future-noir film," which follows the Weeknd's M.O.

As previously reported, Rose claimed he steered Tesfaye into singing about "fuckin' and getting too high and trying to fuck bitches and it not working out." The pair apparently recorded an album together that featured Tesfaye rapping, but it never came out, and the crooner edged the producer out of the project.

Since severing his partnership with Tesfaye, Rose has remixed "Genesis" by Bay Area outfit the Jealous Guys, and also tweaked up Roach Gigz's "Got Em Like."