Ninja Tune VJ Mox Creates 10-Minute Video Art Piece for Leo Zero’s Disconnect


We’ve been doing video trailers for some of our albums and compilations for a while now, but when we approached Mox (of Coldcut & Cinematic Orchestra fame) about assembling a video collage for Leo Zero’s “Disconnect” mix, he delivered something unlike we’ve ever seen before. Invigorating the material with all sorts of explosive footage, the video mixes in news images from the UK during the late ’70s and ’80s, from a rubbish collection strike in 1979, the mayhem of a Celtic vs Rangers on-pitch invasion in 1980 and the Brixton riots of 1981 to a bizarre ’70s attempt to smuggle vinyl-shaped pot cakes in record sleeves from Jamaica. Images of Leo’s work throughout his career pepper the visuals including his celebrated days as a resident at Soulsonic in London to his work as a member of A Mountain of One. All of this is set to a custom mini-mix of some of the album’s tracks from Leo himself. It’s an awesome companion piece to the mix, which is out this week. Enjoy!

Leo Zero Launches New ‘Disconnect’ Series

We’re launching a new series called Disconnect, which encourages DJs to dig deep into their record stash and serve up some of their favorite rare tracks and personal favorites from the darker side of their collection. Maybe get in to some records that they love, but don’t get to play out all that often. We can’t think of a better way to launch the series than with Leo Zero’s amazing mix. Covering everything from Disco to Kraut rock to Afro – Punk, it’s an amazingly cohesive and dance-able mix considering how much ground it covers. Check out the tracklist below for an idea of where it’s headed, and look for more info soon at http://www.leozero-disconnect.com/. Leo’s mix will be out November 22nd.

1. DESMOND & THE TUTUS – KISS YOU ON THE CHEEK
2. RITUAL – SORE LIP
3. KABBALA – ASHEWO ARA
4. THE PIRANHAS – VI GELA GELA
5. ESSENTIAL LOGIC – BRUTE FURY
6. BASEMENT 5 – SILICON CHIP (Extended Edit)
7. THE DREAD FLIMSTONE SOUND – GHETTO LIFE
8. WUNMI – MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
9. CHRIS & COSEY – EXOTICA (1988 remix)
10. PROPAGANDA – FROZEN FACES (12” mix)
11. INDAMBINIGI – ZIMBA
12. THE UNKNOWN CASES – MASIMBA BELE
13. GEORGE G – HOT LOVERS
14. CAN – HALLELUWAH
15. RICHY B MELODIA – KEEP IT MOVING ON
16. BRIAN ENO & JOHN CALE – SPINNING AWAY
17. THE COUNTACH – MY OASIS
TRAKS – WILD SAFARI (digital only)