Premiere: James Zabiela – X-Ray
Balance has a way of recruiting premium talent to create their mix compilations. Their 29th edition is a particularly special one, as the brand managed to tap the legendary James Zabiela on mixing duties.
Zabiela hasn’t put out a mix CD in over seven years; furthermore, he was roped into Balance duties amidst a tumultuous time in his life. Luckily, however, the British icon persevered, healing himself in the process and presenting an eclectically delectable mix in the process.
“X-Ray” manifests itself in the dance-oriented portion of the mix, and it is indeed a weapon of a track. Taking inspiration from house sounds of old but built with contemporary sensibilities, “X-Ray” sears into the brain with its infectious grooves and percussion and leaves movement in its wake.
Balance 029 comes out on February 9. Pre-order the compilation here.
Upcoming USA Tour Dates:
15 March – Houston, TX – Gravity
16 March – Charlotte, NC – Bassment
20 March – Orange County, CA – Focus presents @ Circle
23 March – Chicago, IL – Sound Bar
24 March – Dallas, TX – It’ll DO