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Zomby’s near-mythical Eski grime concept album was created over an intense two week period around 2008-2009 and features 16 uniquely formulated interpretations of Wiley’s seminal Eskibeat productions. It's been in hybernation ever since and, almost a decade later (and after many aborted attempts), is finally available for public consumption - still sounding like an ancient future.

 

Previews: https://boomkat.com/products/mercurys-rainbow

 

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  • 1 year later...

Glad we collectively ignored his new record (it's called vanta) because it suck arse as always. Zomby is still one of the least likeable, most insufferable "music producers" out there. He doesn't deserve a shred of attention

 

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Not only is his music godawful, the way he behaves himself on social media is also laughable. Truly some of the worst out there, it's almost funny.

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