EDMjunkies is offering EDMjunkies+ subscribers the chance to win a mini-synth custom made by Leipzig-based French/Morrocan/American producer ZOUJ, real name Adam Abdelkader Lenox, in celebration of his latest single, “Lefty,” out today on City Slang.
The single is the latest taste of Lenox’s debut mixtape, TAGAT, which is set to drop via City Slang on June 29. The mixtape follows a handful of single releases, collating them with a collection of new tracks into a complete summary of his inspired sonic world. TAGAT, which means curse in Tamazight—a language family spoken by people in the Atlas Mountains of Central Morocco—features an experimental sound palette that combines tough in-your-face percussion with silky synth lines, many of which are created with custom-made analog synthesizers, and catchy pop-style hooks. “I’m trying to make my machines sound human by emulating errors, randomness, and tempo ups-and-downs, while I’m trying my best as a human to sound like a machine,” he tells EDMjunkies. Centered around this ethos, the mixtape is a machine-driven opus full of swinging left-field electronics from a fast-rising and exciting name in the scene.
To celebrate the release of “Lefty,” a funk-filled intoxicating pop track with deft arrangement changes, Lenox has offered up three custom-made mini-synths to giveaway to EDMjunkies+ subscribers. To be in the running, subscribers need to email their full name to [email protected] with ZOUJ Giveaway in the subject line. For those who haven’t subscribed yet, you can do so HERE. The names will be assigned to a number and chosen using a random number generator and winners will be notified via email next Friday, July 2. Subscribers are eligible for one synth only.
You can stream “Lefty” in full via the player below, with the mixtape available for preorder here. Photos of the synths can also be found below.