One of the most creative aspects of house music is that 30 years on from those primordial Chicago sessions no one quite knows how to define it.
Sure, the charts are laced with tracks categorised as 'house' - bait electronics mostly - but look a little deeper and you'll uncover a viscous, perpetually evolving realm.
It's in places like that that DJ Zinc resides. One of the most potent creative voices in house, the producer helmed a sensational Essential Mix at the tail end of 2016.
Since then, the releases have come thick and fast, on Rinse, Armada, and his own label Bingo.
Stretching the definition of house to breaking point, DJ Zinc recently took time out to lay down a Clash DJ Mix.
Opening with a flurry of Justin Martin cuts, the impeccably tailored mix has a wonderful sense of balance between the physical and the cerebral.
Dive in below.
Justin Martin - Hello Clouds (Jakob Remix)
Tchami + Take Nulight - Fallin
Justin Martin - Back to the Jungle (Chris Lorenzo remix)
Justin Martin - Wet Cat (Redlight remix)
Idris Elba - Indirect (DJ Zinc remix)
Jay Robinson and JM - Hussle
Will Clarke & Pete Graham - Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup (It Does What It Says On The Tin)
DJ Zinc - When I Dismantle - Huntsman
Bushbaby - More (Taiki Nulight x Inkline Remix)
Chris Lorenzo - Come Down (VIP)
Taiki Nulight - Double Agent
DJ Zinc - Friday Night
Underworld - Born Slippy (DJ Zinc Bootleg)
DJ Zinc vs My Nu Leng - Untitled
DJ Zinc vs Chris Lorenzo - Grammy Elbow
My Nu Leng + Fine Art - Set It (VIP)
Preditah - Goblin Pelikann - Internal Blue Screen (Jay Robinson Remix)
Ink Project - Everything Change (Evil Nine Remix)
DJ Zinc x Holy Goof - Push It
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