Zero T & Onj - Kilburn [2 x 12"]
Release Date: tbc 2022
Veteran Drum & Bass producer Zero T returns to The North Quarter as he teams up with blind jazz pianist Andre Louis (PKA Onj) on their conceptual album Kilburn.
Having fortuitously discovered that they are neighbours in autumn 2021, Zero T & Onj began writing music together almost immediately. The duo's chemistry was undeniable as Kilburn was written over the course of just three months. With Kilburn being historically known for its large Caribbean and Irish communities, and Zero T being Irish and Onj of Caribbean heritage, it felt undeniable to dedicate the album after the London area it was written in.
The result is a rich, versatile collection of tracks, showing off intricate rhythms along with smooth chord progressions, perfectly marrying the worlds of both artists and their Jazz, R&B and Jungle influences. The darker, heavy side of Zero T’s sound is present on 'Some Type of Way' and 'We Juggle Different', both featuring Neo Soul singer Terrell King. More delicate, soulful tracks include “Everyday Struggles” featuring Jordan Max, “Rodeo Drive” featuring Mercy's Cartel and “Darkness” featuring Steo. Other featured vocalists are the iconic Ursula Rucker, Manchester's T-Man and Ms Nayé. The album also includes a collaboration with Nu Jazz duo Unitsouled, who previously appeared on Zero T’s debut release on The North Quarter Baby Grand.
a1. Zero T & Onj - Kilburn (Intro)
a2. Zero T & Onj - Rodeo Drive
a3. Zero T & Onj - Spiritual Sound
b1. Zero T & Onj - Twenty Three
b2. Zero T & Onj - Shebeen (Interlude)
b3. Zero T & Onj - Everyday Struggles
b4. Zero T & Onj - Rain
c1. Zero T & Onj - Some Type Of Way
c2. Zero T & Onj - Stick Up
c3. Zero T & Onj - We Juggle Different
d1. Zero T & Onj - Darkness
d2. Zero T & Onj - Expendable (Interlude)
d3. Zero T & Onj - In Union