The 30th release on the Trunkfunk label comes from Vinny Villbass, one of the long-time driving forces behind the Norwegian club scene. His two hot originals come with a remix from Skancke and Doc L Junior. Villbass is one third of the crew behind the renown Oslo club night Sun kissed and initiator of the Norwegian web-portal OsloClubCast. He is also one of two curators behind the much hyped contemporary stage project Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory and as a DJ is known for his exceptional groove and timing as a result of 15 years behind the decks, mostly in Scandinavia, but also as a resident of German club capitol Berlin. The title 'Zip' comes from the old Zip drive where Vinny found and rediscovered some great samples that he used in the production of this release. Vinny used to put parties on and DJ together with Trunkfunk Records A&R / Label boss under 'ELK ELK' that was the initial connection that eventually led to this release.
The track in original form is Zap and is a rich, bubbly and deep house tune with slithering synths that are lithe and elastic. It's a seductive and subtle groove as a result but one that really gets under your skin. The remix from Skancke is a more minimal affair with intricately designed hi hats and snares and super soft focus sine wave bass and it is just the sort of thing you might find on the Perlon label. Zap is then a more melodically playful and colourful tune with smeared pads, a real sense of electronic soul and plenty of sun in it bones. Its uplifting and feel good and really stands out as a finely produced modern classic. The Doc L Junior remix of this one again gets a little weird, with trips patterns, occult synths and an unhinged and left of centre charm that really works. Once again here TrunkFunk have come up with the club ready goods!
A1 – Zap
A2 – Zap Skancke remix
B1 – Zip
B2 – Zip Doc L Junior Big Hug remix