NO ZU are an 8-piece, body-music extravaganza dug up from deep within the Melbourne underground dance world. Otherworldly group vocals, wild horns, housey synths, deep groove basslines and Latin percussion are the ingredients that make up their acclaimed and art-damaged sound.

The high energy moods of no-wave, boogie, dub, disco and salsa manifest into NO ZU’s very own ‘heat beat’. They are inescapably antipodean in outlook and feeling, yet are particularly global and universal in influence.

Each NO ZU show, whether at a local/international music festival or at a smokey basement club, always threatens to manifest into an unbridled, sweat-fest of a mutant dance party where distinctions between performer and audience disappear and the heat beat possesses all.


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