Albuquerque, New Mexico based Zaid brings the mystique of the desert to Viva Recordings with The 505 EP. You can definitely feel the spirit of the Southwest come alive all throughout this spectacular 6 track journey.
From the onset, the jazz vibes on 24 Hours elicit images of a smoke filled saloon on the outskirts of town. Dirty Thoughts is a sensual number, with far off horns and sultry spoken word. Guitars strum out a call to action on the groove based Social Peterz. A high desert trip wouldn’t be complete without a psychedelic element, and It Tickles takes you straight there with a winding acid excursion. One Day finds us in a deep spirit realm, wandering the sands with our own deep thoughts. Lonely Heart closes the EP out with a somber spoken word number on a deeper and darker mood. The 505 EP is the perfect road trip soundtrack, and one that will stir up thoughts and conjure images. Can you feel it?
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite) – “Wow! This EP is stunning. Every track is so different and vibey. Love it!”
Dutchican Soul (Strictly Rhythm) – “Dope EP! Well produced, and great moods.”
Carlos Sanchez (Lowwaxx) – “It is truly difficult to choose a fave here, loving all the tracks! full support guys.”
Tom Lown (Lucky Sun Recordings) – “Interesting stuff and quite refreshing. I’m digging Dirty Thoughts.”
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson) – Very nice and unexpected release. Solid!”
Brian Gardner (Soul Foundation Recordings) – “One Day & Dirty Thoughts stand out on this EP. Very unique sounding artist.”
Tommy Bones (King Street / Real Tone) – “Trippy Deep Deep House … Love it!”
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel, Sydney) –“Beautifully produced. Love the lush and deep feel of these. Standouts are Dirty Thoughts and One Day, but the whole release is a great listen. Thank you for the wonderful music.”
DJ Di Costa (MoodyLushious Radio Show) – “Very intriguing release. Love the moody jazz influences all over it. At least 3 tracks will hit my playlist.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “My word. This is just SO good it’s ridiculous! I’m pretty sure I was making some moves to this at the Viva party at ADE. Pretty much impossible to choose a favorite, it’s superb throughout.”