The latest album offering from Dr Zeus was way back in 2007 with Back Unda Da Influence which featured the vocal talents of India born Sharmilla (not including The Spirit, Manpreet Sandhu) . Four and a half years later, the trusted collaboration team up again for a ten track album (inc three remixes) showcasing the catchy and likeable Zeus’ signature production style accompanied with the distinctive chorus/backing singer collaboration of Jelly Manjitpuri and Laddi Dhaliwal. Moving from his garage influenced production (Highlife and Pure Garage) way back in the early 2000′s, Zeus has tailored his production into a sound which he feels comfortable is current for today’s music scene and in my opinion, I think he’s succeeded well. Whilst being surrounded in controversy of ghost production, the most important factor is that Zeus has an printed his input on the music he’s releasing. Without this influence, do you think tracks like Ah Ni Kuriyah, Gwandian Da Dhol or Kangna would be as big as they have been? I think not.
The album itself is no Unda Da Influence but it’s a strong release which I hope is reflected in the chart position, I look forward to hearing Zeus’ very own album (without Sharmilla) in the future (preferably without the four year wait). Click the link below to purchase the album from iTunes and as always, I’ve picked a couple of tracks which have caught my ear. Enjoy.
Updated with official video for Wal WanguDr. Zeus, Sharmilla + Bubble - Headline (Bloodline Summer Remix)
Dr. Zeus + Sharmilla - Wal Wangu