Zombie Disco Squad Brings Baile Funk and Baltimore Club to the Electric Pickle


not easy cooking up a melting pot of exotic world sounds while still

nailing a savvy dancefloor-ready formula. But that's exactly how Zombie Disco Squad operates.

The forward-thinking UK production duo of Lucas Hunter and Nat Self is breaking the house music mold by crossbreeding styles as diverse as Brazilian baile funk, Afrobeat, and Baltimore club -- and more than getting away with it.

As stars of London's late-2000s underground scene, the pair started making

the international rounds through mixtapes and the blogosphere. But it

wouldn't be long before they got picked up by top labels like Claude

VonStroke's Dirtybird and Jesse Rose's Made To Play.

Fast-forward to 2011 and they're commanding dancefloors regularly at chic hotpots like

London's Fabric and Panorama Bar in Berlin while their studio output gets charted across the board. Catch Zombie Disco Squad when they throw down at the Electric Pickle this Saturday night.

Download: Zombie Disco Squad's DJ Mix

Zombie Disco Squad. Saturday, February 26. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 10 p.m. Call 305-456-5613 or visit

Follow Crossfade on Facebook and Twitter @Crossfade_SFL.

KEEP MIAMI NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Sean Levisman