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Zion I will perform next week at the Domino Room.

 

Back to the old school.

Zion I

The Bay Area group Zion I is known for infusing hope and positivity into old school flow and live instrument sampling. The group is touring in support of their latest studio offering Shadowboxing—an album that brings dark sci-fi inspired electro-beats into the mix with MC Zumbi’s Q-Tip inspired vocals.


With two decades of recording under their belt, Zion I works early hip hop styles including breaks into their forward thinking beats, which on Shadowboxing include a guest appearance by electronic group Bassnectar.

 

Photo submitted by Random Presents.

Zion I

Wed., Oct. 17, 8:30 p.m.

Domino Room

51 NW Greenwood Ave.

Tickets $15 at www.bendticket.com or Ranch Records

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Both a writer and a fan of vinyl records since age 5, it wasn't until nearly three decades later that Oregon Native Ethan Maffey derived a plan to marry the two passions by writing about music. From blogging on MySpace in 2007 and then Blogspot, to launching his own website, 83Music, and eventually freelancing...
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