Zero T Cheap Shots
Once known as Zero Tolerance, Dublin‘s Cian McCann makes the fiscal year‘s second major drum & bass statement with Cheap Shots. (The first was Commix‘s Call to Mind.) BBC 1xtra DJ Bailey joins McCann on “Robots.” In a nice flip of the genre‘s status quo that aggressively sidesteps on a beautiful dub-, jazz-, and hip-hop-influenced path. With a Timberlake-esque falsetto, Steo lends class to multiple tracks, including the single “Walk Away,” while accomplished scene diva Laura Pacheco's “Gota Touch” is full-figured R&B. But it's MC Conrad–whispering “You start to breathe in a beautiful way” on “Morning Sex”–who steals the show. Zero T‘s vibrant debut is the next logical progression in certifiably gorgeous D&B.
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