I promise to be brief. Zomboy (aka British producer Josh Mellody) makes a dangerous and highly entertaining form of dubstep. Although his debt to Mr Skrillex may not go unnoticed there's more than enough talent on show here to squeeze him into a space of his own in the listening world. 'The Dead Symphonic EP' is a box of fireworks into which some joker has thrown a lighted match. This is not to say that the resulting flashes and bangs are random and uncoordinated. There's a tidy musical intelligence at work in these five blistering tracks (his 2011 EP 'Game Time' deserves a mention too, if only for the deliriously daft and addictive 'Organ Donor'!)
Of the numbers included here, however, full marks must go to 'Hoedown' for its sprightly neo-classical string synth decorations, discreet Bert Weedon guitar (ask your Granddad to play you 'Apache'!) and huge, juddering salvos and 'City 2 City' for its cheerful and delightfully upbeat pop sensibilty.
I'm off to bed now but what I really want to do is dance!
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