I'm still impressed by all this modern compressor-side-chain-bitcrusher-squeezed-electro-house-music-stuff. And I tried to remix Zamza's song Ann & Amy just to understand how it works. I believe the result is squeezed enough to get your ass shaking.
Recently I found on my hard drive this old Zamza demo. We recorded this song together with the American rapper Josh Odious. I love this version because it sounds rough and wild, it has got balls, as opposed to the polished and "well produced" studio version.
This is actually where the modern Zamza began. Totally new concept in sound and music.
This track has won the first prize in the All-Russian music contest MuseOn`2005 (Moscow, Oliympic arena). The prize was handled personally by very famous and very arrogant Russian music critic Artemiy Troitskiy.
This is the point somewhere between the old and new Zamza. The funky time when the new sound was invented.
BTW this funny instrumental was later transformed into Teddy Bear song from Zamza's first album Turn to You ...
I think it is exactly the case, when the cover is better than the original :)
I remember the dirty and clumpy original performed by Maxim & Skunk Anansie. Our trip-hop version is much more sophisticated. We are proud of it!
Breakbeat mixed with ethnic samples. Very rare and unique samples btw! They were recorded by the Russian musician and ethnographer Victor Bondarenko during his expeditions down the Amur river from native people living on the banks of Amur and in the Russian Taiga forest. From the real Shamanz!