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Atomic Clock (2010)

Artist: Zion I
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Format: CD
Sku: 217527680
UPC: 730003003226
UPC 14: 00730003003226
Release Date: 11/9/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Foreword ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
2. Always ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
3. 4U ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
4. Sealing, The ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
5. Signs of Light ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
6. Polarity - (featuring Macklemore/Locksmith) ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
7. Girlz - (featuring Martin Luther) ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
8. Many Stylez - (featuring Rebelution) ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
9. North Star ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
10. Sun Came Out, The ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
11. Infatuation ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
12. History, The ~ Zion I (Zion 1)
13. Auto Automic ~ Zion I (Zion 1)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Blue Room Studios; Cody Studios; Yonas Media West.
Muze PNote Photographer: Robyn Twomey.
Muze PNote Not content with producing a singular sound, Zion I have dabbled in numerous sounds throughout their career. On Atomic Clock, producer Amp Live assembles a few songs with reggae undertones. His beats are complemented -- and some were completely reworked -- with live musicians to create a more organic feel. However, there are still hints of electronic forces at work. The results create a party atmosphere with jittery beats and on-point lyrics. On "Many Stylez," a classic Rasta riddim powers the beat and MC Zion adjusts his flow to suit the ebb and flow. It's still hip-hop in nature due to Zion's raps, but if you were to put a singer on with even a small amount of patois-laced vocals you couldn't be faulted for calling it a reggae record. Toward the end of the song, it breaks form for a spaced-out instrumental bridge that runs in place before a second, albeit shorter, bridge leads you back to the hook. With a more traditional hip-hop beat at hand, Zion recounts the group's journey in "The History." As he tells it, "Fast forward now to a point critical/When me and Amp Live met in college down south/In the same dorm/It was called Dubois Hall/Rhymin' in a cipher 'til my voice got raw." From there he talks about his beatmaking partner's club origins where, appropriately, Amp Live injects some club-like bass that jars your speakers. Keeping the track lengths short, and in fact several songs fall below the three-minute mark, Zion I are able to keep their focus on keeping the party moving. The beats may not be as catchy as other artists who get more radio play, but they still have an undeniable presence, showing that party music can be laid down by underground acts, too. Anyone who enjoys crisp beats will be able to find at least a few songs to nod their heads to. ~ Eric Luecking

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Macklemore
Muze Guest Artist Locksmith
Muze Guest Artist Martin Luther
Muze Guest Artist Rebelution

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations 2k6 Tracks
Muze Music Compilations Noise Vs Beauty

Associated Artists and Works

Grouch (The)
Skhool Yard
Yard, Skhool

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/08/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : GDM 032CD
Music Label Name Label : Gold Dust Media
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00730003003226

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Zion I
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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