Zinc

Zinc


Zinc's career as a DJ and producer stretches the steady evolution of hardcore from its house and rave roots through ragga and hip hop styled hardstep and beyond.

He continued to DJ on a regular basis, and was one of the first drum and bass producers to score with the two step garage market courtesy of his 1999 single, "138 Trek".

His productions have been relatively popular outside the drum and bass scene, most notably in the breaks genre under the pseudonym Jammin. He reached #27 in the UK chart with "138 Trek" in Nov 2000.
Zinc produces and DJs as part of the Ganja Kru and True Playaz collectives, often in association with friend and mentor DJ Hype. He runs the Bingo Beats record label, which releases both drum and bass and breaks records. He has been known to release many records under the alias of Dope Skillz.

In 2001, Zinc released a remix compilation album of his own productions called Beats By Design. By August 2004, he released his second album, Faster, a concept album of sorts. The album, as the name suggests, ups the tempo little-by-little for each song. The title track and album opener, epitomises this and is a grimey crawl through bass and beat that speeds up from 40bpm into the early 100s by its end.

In 2007, Zinc turned his back on drum and bass, citing "disenchantment with the scene". He started producing again in 2008 with a fusion of deep house, funky house and fidget house, which he believed did not fit into any of these sub-genres. He later named his new sound "crack house".

In October 2009, DJ Zinc released Crack House EP encompassing his new sound of the crack house genre. A follow up to this EP, Crack House Vol. 2 was released in July 2010. In November 2009, DJ Zinc created a 2-hour mix for broadcasting on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

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