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EP Review: Bemz – Zidane

After a triumphant summer enriched with crowd-pleasing festival sets and formidable acclaim, the ever-humble Glasgow-based rapper Bemz has released a remix EP of his single ‘Zidane’. The EP hears Bemz’s skilful lyricism mixed onto five tracks, each with their own distinctive sound and featuring exciting names from Scotland’s underground music scene.
The EP opens with the original ‘Zidane’, which proved a firm favourite amongst fans, before DJ, producer, and Eyeangle Records label head Liam Doc sets the scene with his ‘Heeder Tae The Chest Mix’. This euphoric club-ready reimagining of the track comes before the bouncy garage-tinged remix from Roose, while SENGA takes ‘Zidane’ into a darker and grimier territory.

Bemz is no stranger to the effortless amalgamation of rap and dance tunes; he joined forces with Aberdeen rising DJ duo t e s t p r e s s and rapper Chef on the highly charged ‘M4 Freestyle’, taken from the SAY Award shortlisted EP M4.

t e s t p r e s s then take their turn on the EP with the ‘Zidane (Headbutt Mix)’, an undeniably addictive 6-minute dance tune, before the record culminates with Sonedo’s acoustic version. This stunning final track demonstrates the scope of Bemz’s vision, and the EP as a whole is a testament to Scotland’s diverse and creative music scene.

Zidane was released on 23rd September

Picture credit: Andy Low

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