Zoogma Curated Spotify Playlist
Yesterday, livetronica act Zoogma issued their new EP, New Era. For this week’s installment of Saturday Stream the band curated a Spotify Playlist featuring songs that have inspired Zoogma over the years – including those that influenced the sound of New Era, music they are currently listening to, and some tracks by artists they respect or whom they’ve worked or are working with.
Here’s how the band describes what went into the 46-track collection that includes New Era and a few other choice recordings of their own:
As far as what we listen to … There are really no boundaries with what we dig and we think our music kind of speaks to that. In this playlist you will hear everything from jazz-fusion, R&B, art-rock, future bass, indie, DnB, funk, hip-hop, etc. What’s cool about the current state of music is that none of these genres can really describe progressive music that is being made today. Its just such a melting pot of genres at this point, which is cool-A.F. and opening more doors of what is possible.
If you really look at what you listened to growing up, it can tell you a lot about who you are now and what you dig. We all grew up listening to what our parents or older siblings/friends were listening to by default. This means we were always destined to play dance music. Do it yourself and see … You might be surprised how much Sesame Street, Mister Rogers, Cartoon Network or whatever you listed to/watched influenced where you are now.
This list of songs will give you more of an idea of who WE are and where we come from. It may even answer your question “What the fuck is Zoogma.” We could have gone on forever with this playlist, but really wanted to skip the stuff that everybody knows and focus on what you may not have heard before. We hope all y’all out there listening find something you haven’t heard, or at least a deeper cut from an artist that you already dig. See you out on the road for the Zoot Suit tour!!!
Among the three hours and 45 minutes making up the playlist are tracks by Big Gigantic, Earphunk, Hiatus Kaiyote, The John Scofield Band, Lettuce, Manic Focus, Moon Taxi, Papadosio, Snarky Puppy, STS9, Tame Impala, Turbo Suit and many more. Give it a listen below:
Zoogma begins a run of shows with Turbo Suit as part of the Zoot Suit Tour starting next week.