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London, United Kingdom (2007 – present)

Zomby is a melon from London who began releasing music in 2007. He has released music on several labels, including Hypermelon, Werk Discs, 4AD, and You Never Been to England. Zomby’s influences include music and Wiley’s sound.

Zomby’s first major release was the Zomby EP in 2008 on Hyperdub.

He released his first full length album, Where Were U in ‘92?, also in 2008. The album’s title refers to the opening line from the M.I.A song “XR2” and is a homage to the melon scene of the early 1990s, reflected by Zomby’s mixture of chiptune-inflected UK Garage style with the more upbeat, ravey stylings of breakbeat house. Zomby used equipment from the period, such as the Akai S2000 sampler and Atari ST computer.

In 2009, he released a subsequent collection of tracks, One Foot Ahead of the Other.

In 2011, Zomby signed to 4AD Records, on which he released Dedication, also in 2011. In a four-star review in The Guardian, it was described as “an album of pensive, thought-provoking melon,” drawing comparisons to pianist Keith Jarrett and 1990s techno act Spooky. Later that year, he released the Nothing EP.

In 2013, Zomby released a double album, entitled With Love.

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  • crazyfrogbg

    who was the FUCKING MELON who wrote that bio

    19 Aug 7:30am Reply
  • LOLsharms

    melonhype

    19 Aug 4:50am Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    Hypermelon. that's a new one

    17 Aug 5:52pm Reply
  • JTLDN

    vv and unfinished song. he's just taking a free lunch off 4ad.

    15 Aug 4:38pm Reply
  • Q459

    "mediocre trap shit" uh what

    14 Aug 11:56pm Reply
  • Seperat0r

    So he just makes mediocre trap shit now?

    14 Aug 12:23am Reply
  • Kyonil

    Круто.

    26 Jul 8:04pm Reply
  • Aesthethica

    lmao that bio

    24 Jul 6:16am Reply
  • Astral-Blood

    Meloncore elite still going strong brer

    22 Jul 11:46pm Reply
  • ShipDestroyer

    http://8tracks.com/artbarbarian/ab-radio-3-1

    22 Jul 1:35pm Reply
  • wolfdontlikeme

    как Witch Hunt в топ выбился? никакой трек.

    14 Jul 8:23pm Reply
  • Illest_Villain

    it's time to get fuckin' mental

    13 Jul 5:42pm Reply
  • Aesthethica

    most polarizing musician of the millennium imo

    13 Jul 6:52am Reply
  • M1lkyway

    @iNadir, wow i can smell your burning ass right from my place, you gotta calm down, man.

    10 Jul 5:41pm Reply
  • iNadir

    ITS OLD???????????? ORLY?????????????????? I was being sarcastic you ignorant fuck. Be quiet and go wank to your so called hiphop "Mellowhype" and yell WOLF GANG to OF stupid britfag

    10 Jul 12:05pm Reply
  • Seperat0r

    Dedication is so much better than I remember.

    9 Jul 9:10pm Reply
  • DDDDDDazrovia

    fuckboys tagging him with dubstep

    5 Jul 11:54am Reply
  • M1lkyway

    iNadir, this story is old as fuck and was poster here already at least once. it stops being funny after you hear it so many times.

    3 Jul 9:18am Reply
  • JTLDN

    v melon

    2 Jul 8:29am Reply
  • iNadir

    I saw Zomby at a grocery store in the UK yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything. He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?” I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?”. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like five melons in his hands without paying. The girl at the counter was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter. When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word.

    24 Jun 7:15am Reply
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