Danger & Love in Paradise

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Love & Danger in Paradise is an amalgamation of ZF’s cultural fascinations. Inspired by likes of Vice City, Drive and Giorgio Moroder, for our annual themed compilation project, we sought out artists that create and craft neo-nostalgic sounds.

A retro musical direction drove the selection process, pulling tracks from italo-disco and indie dance genres. Each of the twelve hand-picked artists added a distinctive sonic uniqueness to the album. Cosmic, groovy and melodic club-ready works, all designed to timewarp the aural sense.

This curated collection musters up visions of midnight road trips, neon-lit city wanderings and dark disco discotheques, because in reality – what hath night to do with sleep?


1. Frederick Hendrick – Plantsoen
2. Bingo Wode – Distraction 
3. Parfum Ko’ – Le Son de la Discothèque
4. Vanity Project – Glue 
5. TBM – Lazar 
6. Alex Aguayo – Don’t Let Go
7. SMIB – Stargaze Love
8. Lennart – A Nyte
9. Nitetales – Buddy the Hustler
10. Hanzo & Yaman – Pranky 
11. Tevatea – Atua Valley
12. Fabio Me Llaman Soltero – Gato Aniquilador

2020 has been an incredibly difficult year around the globe. Akin to previous releases, proceeds from this release will be donated to a charitable cause, specifically, the WHO coronavirus relief fund. The contributions will go towards helping doctors and medical staff across the world, assisting them in battling the pandemic.

Meet the Artists

Bingo Wode

The word Paradise – what does it mean to you?
Paradise for me is an (un)achievable state of mind where, in that moment, there are no ailments, inconveniences or consequences. It is often thought of as an idyllic place, to be found, and is associated with sunshine and beauty, but Paradise, I think, is more complex than that.

Paradise is something bespoke to the beholder, and not necessarily a physical place, but an experience, an experience of weightlessness where each of our perceived imperfections of the physical world are forgotten, and where pursuit of pleasure is the only agendum.

In that way, Paradise is quite hedonistic, a trait it shares with dance music, and unsurprisingly, I think many people, including myself, experience our ‘Paradise’ on the dance floor, where we can escape the terror of everyday life and forget all of its vices, encounter euphoria, tolerance and community and feel part of something greater.

SC: https://soundcloud.com/bingowode
IG: https://www.instagram.com/bingowode
FB: https://www.facebook.com/bingowode

Parfum Ko

The word Paradise – what does it mean to you?
For me, paradise is a place where I will go if I am a gentleman and make good music!

Favourite retro movie and why?
In the spirit of the 80’s, I was influenced by a French movie called ‘Tchao Pantin‘. This film shows a very particular atmosphere of Paris, dark and punk. And the movie soundtrack is great!

Who or what inspires you to make nostalgic sounds?
90% of my playlist is composed of nostalgic tracks, so I guess I’m a nostalgic man who composes nostalgic music.

SC: https://soundcloud.com/parfumkolonya
IG: https://www.instagram.com/strktur


The word Paradise – what does it mean to you?
Good music, good beer and good company

Favourite retro movie and why?
Has to be Scarface due to it being so similar to GTA Vice City which has one of the greatest soundtracks ever and which played a huge part in my music taste today.

Who or what inspires you to make nostalgic sounds?
It could be anything, usually when I’m listening to any sort of music i’ll hear something that gives me an idea and I’ll have to go try it out.

SC: https://soundcloud.com/the_bigman


The word Paradise – what does it mean to you?
Family, friends, beach, music and food. Not having to stress about anything

Favourite retro movie and why?
Drive; of recent times. Love the way it was shot and of course the soundtrack. Transformers the movie is a close second. Love the soundtrack too!

Who or what inspires you to make nostalgic sounds?
I’m an 80s kids so the sound of a kick drum and synthesizers are so natural to me. I reflect on periods of my life and the emotions that stirs when I write music. Sometimes my tracks are purely made for the club while others are for more laidback listening

SC: https://soundcloud.com/nitetales

Fabio Me Llaman Soltero 

The word Paradise – what does it mean to you?
One liter of tanning oil & guatemalan ancestral drink Muñeco (or cusha) on the rocks.

Favourite retro movie and why?
Cinema Paradiso, i love italian films with great sound design, in this case was the king Ennio Morricone.

Who or what inspires you to make nostalgic sounds?
In my case, i had a really nice childhood surrounded by latin pop influences (Mid/late 80’s), for me it was the golden era of latin suave power with artists like Emmanuel, Menudo, Los Chicos and even Magneto.

SC: https://soundcloud.com/fabiomellamansoltero
IG: https://www.instagram.com/riveiby


The word Paradise – what does it mean to you?
Paradise reminds me of a place in the Universe where positive energy and biodiversity comes together and is concentrated in magical peaceful to co-exist, illuminated by cosmic colors.

There are similar places on Earth, like the Coral Sea which surrounds the island where I live. The Lagoon of New Caledonia is classified as World Heritage because it’s a real paradise.

Favourite retro movie and why?
I’m a fan of ’80s thriller movies so I have some favorite movies in my pocket. But in this context I will tell you “Jaws” without hesitation. This cult film caused quite a stir when it was released and even more so in the Pacific Islands.

Steven Spielberg is a genius. He has managed to frighten several generations with his own cocktail. The characters are well written, Jaws ‘attacks are so scary, and John Williams’ music is perfect. A good movie to watch with friends for a special “retro” evening.

Who or what inspires you to make nostalgic sounds?
I’ve loved electronic music since the 2000s. I’m from the “post 90” generation, so I didn’t experience the “electronic boom”. Immersing myself in this rich musical culture today is my way of reliving those times.

I am fascinated by French artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Daft Punk and Vitalic. To create my music, I take inspiration from Damon Jee and Darlyn Vlys. I like their music, Dark disco and Indie Dance. They bring together old and new generations. It’s a breath of fresh air!

SC: https://soundcloud.com/tevatea
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tevatea.officiel
IG: https://www.instagram.com/tev.atea


The word Paradise – what does it mean to you?
A place where you can live with your all of your family members and best friends. Where you can do anything you want. And a place without stress and the hurry of modern day society.

Favourite retro movie and why?
My favourite retro movie must be Back To The Future. Because of all the amazing 80s vibes, the time machine and of course Marty Mcfly Nikes.

Who or what inspires you to make nostalgic sounds?
Great disco artist like Koto, Patrick Cowley, The flirts, Divine and Bobby Orlando. But also newer artists like Skatebard, David Vunk, Tjade and Biesmans.

SC: https://soundcloud.com/lennartroelofsen
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lennart.roelofsen
IG: https://www.instagram.com/lennartroelofsen

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