ZOMBIES IN MIAMI
primitive *mijo & jonathan kusuma rmxs*
The latest release on Roam Recordings comes from Mexican based rock techno fusion duo Zombies in Miami. Widely known for their deep, dark, and energetic live performances and their excellent productions on labels such as Correspondant, Cómeme, Love on The Rocks, and Hippie Dance, Zombies in Miami are the perfect fit for Roam Recordings.
In the Primitive EP featured here Zombies in Miami bring two stunning originals that offer up both the light and the dark. The title track Primitive is a fun discofied tune with floating flutes, a cut up vocal, and a bassline full of bounce. Contrast that with Tizane that gets witchy right from the start with ethereal arps, ominous synth sweeps, and vocal chants that summon the dark spirits.
Joining the EP is Jakarta-based artist Jonathan Kusuma who has previously released on I’m a Cliche, Love on the Rocks, Nein, and Machine Limited among others. In his remix of Tizane, Jonathan Kusuma strips down the original giving it a heavier drive with a methodical intention on the guitars and vocals while keeping the dark vibes alive.
Taking on the remix of Primitive is Mexican dj/producer Mijo that has previously released on Correspondant, Sanfuentes, and Shara among others. Mijo’s remix of Primitive brings the lasers with a welcomed quirky and hypnotic spin on the original.
All four tracks come together to form a diverse EP that on one side is perfect to set the mood for a seance or dark club and the other for fun party vibes. The Primitive EP also marks the last EP of 2017 for Roam Recordings. Zombies in Miami, Jonathan Kusuma, and Mijo together bring a strong finish to an already big year for the label.