Qkumba Zoo Reviews
Qkumba Zoo’s new album
"You may remember South African dance act Qkumba Zoo. Well, they storm back this month with a brand new album. There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is their sound hasn’t changed or evolved in the slightest since the ‘90’s, the good news is their sound hasn’t changed or evolved in the slightest since the ‘90’s!
Now is the prefect time for Qkumba Zoo to strike while the iron is hot. With the current resurgence of interest in ‘90’s dance music and the creeping of ‘90’s dance sounds and production techniques into contemporary club records, Qkumba Zoo’s new album, ‘LetTheLightIn’, sounds pleasingly nostalgic. The big 909 beats, occasional breaks and layered floaty vocals that run throughout the record feel almost retro these days. It’s vocalist Levannah that really drives this album, her effortless sliding, between the chanted and the ethereal, weaves an audio narrative that is surprisingly involving, and if you can get into the ‘90’s groove then the album is a good experience. If you’ve been chilling in the sun this summer, busting out the old Orbital or Opus III as the ‘90’s revival hits full swing, then this album will be right up your alley."