Project Zee, doesn’t deal in subtleties. Rather, every move he makes is a grand gesture, building towards a larger vision at stake. The latest piece of the UK-based producer’s story is arguably his most important offering yet: the single “Around The World Girl” ft. Kele La Roc & Neco. In the meantime, he’s become one of the most recognizable and respected names in the underground house scene — one who, unlike many of the genre’s more mainstream-exposed practitioners, actually does try to push the genre forward.
Not only does “Around The World Girl” serve as a defining document in Project Zee’s unexpectedly rich and varied career, but it stands as a totemic release of crossover, 21st-century dance music, the elephantine statement fans would’ve hoped some of Project Zee’s so-called peers would have been capable of.
“Around The World Girl” ft. Kele La Roc & Neco shows off shimmering structures of dance-floor design – banging drums, rumbling basslines, angular synths and feel-good vocals. Stacking bar after stunningly melodic bar with a steady flow in tempo and intensity, it feels like an effort to define a musical moment in time — and unlike any mainstream release from Project Zee’s chart-conquering peers, it really does.
It helps that Project Zee has the goddamn synthesizers, bassline and the beat, all locked into a detonating rhythm. The drums punch you in the chest and the synths shower over you like exploding glitter, while the bass scorches your feet from underneath. The voices of Kele La Roc & Neco speak and sing – they swell, they excite and provide the needed variation to the arrangement.
In the world of dance music, there are a few tracks that you hear and instantly know you’ve stumbled onto something special. “Around The World Girl” is one of those. It might only be February of 2020, but we may find it hard to imagine another underground dance track that will top this.
This is a track capable of bringing back that sense of wonder that you felt when you first experienced the joy that is dance music. This is house at its absolute finest, in a time where the sub-genre has almost become a dirty word in EDM. You can be sure you’ll be seeing this track in plenty of top playlists.
Project Zee is one of the most talented electronic / house music producers in the underground. His compositions are absolutely captivating and he seems to possess some sort of magical ability to perform hypnosis on listeners as his bouncy beats are thoroughly addictive.
On “Around The World Girl” ft. Kele La Roc & Neco, Project Zee has managed to top expectations yet again with another unique sounding track. Here the producer introduces us to a minimal range of instruments weaved throughout the track’s arrangement. This delivers a rich, but never overwhelming production, to which Project Zee adds the seductive and provocative vocal interludes shared in essential doses across the track by Kele La Roc & Neco.
Right from the opening bars, you are immediately immersed within Project Zee’s euphoric musical landscape, and nothing will be able to obstruct the avid party goer from a dance floor adorned with the sound of “Around The World Girl” ft. Kele La Roc & Neco. The song is currently airing on MTV USA, while the video clip has amassed a gigantic 2 million plus viewers on YouTube. This swirling piece of electronic music is dialing out all the right numbers!