New Music Critique: Zarbo

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Contact: alex@stargatesound.com

Web: linktr.ee/zarbo

Seeking: Label, Film/TV
Style: Pop, Electronic Pop, Pop-Rock

Newly remixed recordings by Alexander Zarbo are polished, updated and remastered versions of songs recorded in the‘80s with his Toronto-based bands, giving the tunes a modern-electro sheen. Both “Correction In Direction,” with its driving beat and cavernous reverb, and “Get Up And Dance” with its insistent pace and call-and-response vocal command to club-goers are solid examples of the form, well-mixed. And it certainly helps that Zarbo’s voice can sometimes seem like Sting and sometimes like English Beat/Duran Duran. Zarbo ditches the club scene on “Save Your Money,” delivering electro-pop/hip-hop flavors and social commentary. These tunes could enliven the right film/TV project.