Unstoppable heat-beat pioneers NO ZU unleash a remix 12” of tracks from 2016 album ‘Afterlife,’ reworked by 80s punk-funk icons A Certain Ratio and Jonny Sender of Konk, as well as the band themselves. The ‘Body2Body2Body’ EP sees NO ZU’s dark, mutant punk funk reworked by two of the masters of the genre. Manchester heroes A Certain Ratio, who are about to have their entire back catalogue reissued by Mute Records, ventured into the studio for the first time in eight years to record a wholly reconfigured version of NO ZU track ‘Body2Body,’ incorporating elements of their own ‘Do The Du’ to create the ‘Do The Du ZU Mix.’ Jonny Sender from New York 80s legends Konk did his own club-centric take on key ‘Afterlife’ single ‘Spirit Beat.’ NO ZU themselves have remixed both ‘Body2Body’ and ‘Spirit Beat’ to complete the four track EP. The vinyl edition will be a one off pressing of 500 12”s.
In 2015 NO ZU had the lead track on Cut Copy’s compilation of Australian dance music, ‘Oceans Apart.’ In 2016 second album ‘Afterlife’ was released to rave reviews from Pitchfork, The Vinyl Factory, Test Pressing and elsewhere. They picked up KEXP song of the day, KCRW premiered one of their videos, and in Australia the band hosted a month of Triple J show Mix Up. The band toured Europe twice in 2016, playing Transmusicales Festival in Rennes in December to a huge crowd, televised live on FranceTV. They also returned in 2017 for Primavera Festival and other shows. In Australia the band ruled at Golden Plains and WOMAD, and have burned up the summer at Lost Paradise, Fremantle Festival, National Gallery of Victoria and elsewhere. They also found time to record a cameo on Melbourne rising star Tornado Wallace’s debut album ‘Lonely Planet’ on Running Back Records.
“Like a post-punk band discovering the joys of dub, disco, and Afrobeat,” - Pitchfork
“Melbourne’s freakiest multi-limbed ensemble are masters of percussive lunacy and wild x-rated boogie.” - The Vinyl Factory
“Radiates with freakout energy, married with lashings of house sweat.” - Thump
“NO ZU deliver a P-funk leaning house jam and it’s absolutely irresistible” - Last Gas Station
“The sound of Goat meeting Talking Heads in a Bahamian studio with the dub disco vibes rolling high.” - Test Pressing