‘Every year I choose one artist to fully get behind on Made To Play. In recent year’s this has seen the likes of Riva Starr and Oliver $ break through and enjoy global success. In 2012 it’s all about Nat Self aka Zombie Disco Squad’
– Jesse Rose
Bursting onto the club scene back in 2006, Zombie Disco Squad soon distinguished itself from the masses of electro producers clogging up blogs with a jacking house sensibility that stood him apart. Fast forward 6 years and releases on labels such as Dirty Bird and Sound Pellegrino, and Nat Self is finally ready to release the debut Zombie Disco Squad album, ‘Brains’, on Jesse Rose’s Made To Play label.
As versatile as it is banging, ‘Brains’ dishes up classic raw house moments like ‘Twerk’ primed for the dancefloor and ready to go off, subtle electronic movers like ‘Dedication’. All together ‘Brains’ is an assault on the senses; one you want repeated again and again.
My name is Nat Self but you might know me as Zombie Disco Squad. I was born in London and grew up in Brixton. When I was a child my idol was Prince, because purple rain was amazing. When I was 18, I started a dog walking company. It was then when I realised that picking up dog poo is dull and decided to become a chef. Since then I realised that all I want to do is make music.
One of my best gigs I played was the final made to play at panorama bar. It was so much fun I dont remember much and I some how met my girl friend there.
One of the best gigs I have been to was Beastie boys when I was 11. I loved smoking weed for the first time there (something I no longer do).
Now I live in London with paintings and clothes and music. In my house you can find a mess of tour bags and weird currency i cant change and my refrigerator is usually full with avocados. I enjoy life and monkeys a lot. I can spend hours making music. One of my favorite places to visit is tokyo, because it rocks.
On weekdays I am in the studio and on weekends I usually dj.
My favorite song at the moment is marvin- acid pauli. A film I watched lately and really liked was dune. The last series I watched and loved was breaking bad.
I am very inspired by cajmere. My dream is to be free from negativity. My worst nightmare is desert sand.
I love love and hate hate.
I am addicted to smokes and coffee, I just cannot stop looking for the perfect beat.
I get totally fucked up, when I am in berlin. The next day I need to eat eggs.
Local Suicide reminds me of breakdancing.
Tomorrow I will try and make the perfect beat. Next month my albums out – brains on made to play. Next year I want to have a tan. In 10 years I hope to be living on a beach.
If I wasn’t a DJ, I would be a chef.
If my life was a Hollywood movie, jason statham would have the main role, because there aint too many bald actors and i am a real life transporter. If I could have sex with anyone, it would be scarlett or dolly parton.
If I was a car, I would be a bently. If I was an animal, I would be a monkey. If I was a drug I would be cocaine. If I was an invention, I would be henry the hoover with a 808 built in. If I was an object, I would be a skateboard . If I could date myself, I would touch muself less than i do now :).
If I could play with anyone it would be cajmere. I would like to collaborate with green velvet or marvin gaye.
If I had only one wish, it would be to make the perfect beat.
I would never diss price, because i think he can kick hard.
My word of advice to the reader would be to ignore all my advice.
Video Teaser: Zombie Disco Squad feat DJ Funk – Twerk
Stream: Zombie Disco Squad – Z