Zero dB Bongos, Bleeps & Basslines

The London/Barcelona/Tokyo-based "jazz Rottweiler” duo of Chris Vogado and Neil Combstock encompass everything from hip-hop to dirty Latin dance floor beats into their music. Despite the incongruous amalgamation of warm jazzy rhythms and random minimalist bleeps, there seems to be a method to their madness in the way that they manage to bring about an earthy richness to their sound, while experimenting with both new and old techniques and technologies. Some especially noteworthy tracks on the album include "A Pomba Girou” and "Te Quiero,” a track that might have come from the Bug had he chosen Latin sounds instead of ragga. These bleeps, bongos, and bass lines smell like the sweat and cigarettes from an evening of intense hip-swaying in the throws of that dimly lit nightclub down in South America. (Ninja Tune)