Zenbi drops Chaga on SOUP NYC this summer: a rolling, tribal house cut that delivers one of the year's most unexpected hooks, complete with a tough reworking from Huxley.
Zenbi is a Philadelphia-born house producer and DJ, co-owning the label and party brand SOUP NYC. He has previously released on labels such as Dubfire's SCI-TEC, Skint, Great Stuff, and of course SOUP itself, and this year has already put out rapturously-received cuts on the likes of Colore and Natura Viva.
As well as being a top class producer, Zenbi has also been instrumental to SOUP bringing in artists like Doc Martin, Derrick Carter and Claude Von Stroke and inviting them to play a series of innovative, packed out afterhours parties in Brooklyn.
Chaga is a beautifully balanced mix of tribal beats and raw, metallic synths with a harmonica-esque hook that comes out of nowhere in the break before disappearing back to the depths. It's a wonderfully surprising left turn, and one that shouldn't strictly work, but that absolutely delivers.
Huxley's remix is chunkier, with tough drums and scything hats giving way to spacey synth stabs and a subtly powerful drop. Expect to hear this one for months to come.