Zona is an eclectic house music combo comprised of Dimitri Craven and Jerry Andrews, based in Los Angeles. The duo pushes a 'live' deep house style and has had previous acclaimed releases on Good For You Records, Kapa, and House Tribe Records. Zona focuses on the soulful and inspirational facets of house music, collaborating with a number of talented vocalists and players to realize their finely textured sound. 70x7 Records is the pair's own label, and recently issued the full length album Peace, Love and Understanding to much worldwide acclaim. "Time", featuring vocalist Valerie Moise, is the latest single from the album and is featured here with a quartet of fantastic remixes.
Respected house music veterans Eric Kupper & Lenny RX turn in a brilliant and moving version that displays their production prowess. Starting simple with a kick, snare, and syncopated bass line, the mix introduces the lovely vocal and quickly fills with layers of chords, pad washes, and dubby effects. Exceptional stuff. Mikey V, of L.A.'s Hawt Music collective, drops a high quality remix tailor-made for the underground, surrounding the vocal line with skippy beats, pulsing chords, and an all-around uplifting and deep vibe. Santa Monica's Agent Blak mixes up the rhythms for a punchy Broken Mix, and Reda Briki brings a deep, late night 'playa' feel with his LDN Switch Remix. Overall, it's a varied and distinct package that never lets go of Zona's core composition and Valerie Moise's seductive voice.
Tony Humphries - “Nice original track and remixes.”
Lenny Fontana - “I love the underground vibe … very cool.”
Gene Farris - “Good stuff!”
Terrence Parker - “I love the Lenny RX & Eric Kupper mix!”
Tyree Cooper - “Dope remixes!”
Beppe Gioia (Garage Family) - “The Mikey V remix … deep.”
Master Kev - “A great remix from Lenny RX & Eric Kupper!”
Alexander East (Planet East) - “I love all the mixes.”
DJ Craig C (The Other One) - “I’m loving the original and Lenny RX & Eric Kupper nailed the remix.”
Vincent Kwok - “Great stuff.”
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart / DCSTrax) - “Feeling the Lenny RX & Eric Kupper mix … very tasty.”
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - “I love this feel … so effective but captures a house mood that really resonates with me.”
Richie Roberts (The Dance Factory, BBC) - “I now have to completely reorganize this week’s radio show as this will now be The Dance Factory's ‘Future Force’ track … an absolutely amazing remix.”