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Hailed as one of the best soul outfit from United Kingdom, Zero 7 is a treat to watch during live shows. This down-tempo styled musical duo consists of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker who have been associated with the world of music since long. Zero 7 also invite some guest vocalists and musicians for their different projects who play an equally role in their success. Here is our spotlight on the journey of this English electronica duo and its major achievements.
Two sound engineering students, Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker began their professional careers in the 1990s. They worked at a Mickie Most's RAK recording studio in London where they got the chance to work closely with several famous British musicians including Robert Plant, Pet Shop Boys and Young Disciples. After honing their production skills behind the scenes, the duo began working on some new ideas. Their first major product was a remix of Climbing Up the Walls, originally a Radiohead's single from their 1997 album OK Computer. They took this song from their college-mate and producer of the band, Nigel Godrich. Soon after this, they came up with another remix, Love Theme from Spartacus, a Terry Callier's original.
With a few more remixes taken from Lenny Kravitz, Sneaker Pimps and Lambchop's work, Zero 7 had made their mark in the British recording industry by the end of 1990's. Much of its credit is also attributed to the success of their first EP, titled EP 1 that was released in 1999. While their first EP was sold out in a matter of days, the second one, aptly titled EP 2, got them nearer to fame and public recognition.
Zero 7 became a well-known music act with their debutalbum, Simple Things. Released in 2001, the album featured collaborations with famous vocalists such as Sia Furler, Sophie Barker and Mozez. The album contained a perfect musical mix including soul, funk tracks and acid jazz. It was received with an equally pleasant response by both the listeners and critics. Waiting Line and Destiny and Distractions became hot-selling singles, the album went platinum in the UK and sold over million copies worldwide, and the duo got Best Newcomer award at Muzik Awards and nominations for Mercury Music Prize, Brit Awards. In all respects, Zero 7 hit it big with their very first mainstream outing.
Zero 7 returned to their remix routine after that and released a DJ mix album for Azuli Records' Another Late Night series in 2002. Besides featuring many other hip hop artists, the remix album also contained their cover of Johnny Osbourne's Truth & Rights. As for the new original stuff, they kept working on their new album. Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker gave their best shot to compose a wonderful album that can revise the success of their debut. The resulted album, When It Falls, was released in March 2004.
The second sophomore effort by Zero 7 also turned out to be a treat for all the music lovers. Titled When It Falls, the album contained hit singles In Time and Home. Mozez, Sia Furler and Sophie Barker again lend their vocals in it, along with Danish singer-songwriter, Tina Dico; who also collaborated on this brilliantly designed album.
The hopes were high for their next album, so Hardaker and Binns worked rigorously in order to deliver a masterpiece. The resulted album, Garden, released in 2006, truly proved that and it is undoubtedly their best album so far. Zero 7 got Grammy nomination for this album in 2007 in the category of Best Electronic/Dance Album. The album included only two vocalists, Sia Furler and newcomer Jose Gonzalez besides the singing debut of Henry Binns. The sound of Garden was more upbeat than their previous outings; however, they still maintained their original musical direction.
An instrumental project or band by Zero 7 also made its debut in 2007. The band was named Ingrid Eto and it released an EP. Some of the tracks from this EP were later featured in Yeah Ghost, Zero 7's fourth studio album. Yeah Ghost was a step further than Garden in terms of incorporating upbeat sounds. Binns and Hardaker collaborated with vocalists from different genres including Eska Mtungwazi, Rowdy Superstar and folk artist Martha Tilston for this album.
Besides churning out blockbuster studio albums, Zero 7 appeared in film, TV soundtracks and lounge music compilations. They have been a consistent success on concert front too. They have played at numerous clubs and concert venues mostly with the artists they collaborate for their albums. The regular concertgoers vow for their live presence and charm. On stage, the duo experiment with many different sounds and create a joyful environment for the crowd. You can be a part of these energy-filled shows by grabbing Zero 7 Tickets from us. Book your tickets now and explore new musical avenues!