Zane Tate is a North Carolina-based music producer who mixes instrumental Hip Hop with Downtempo and Nu Jazz sounds. With hints of House and Latin Jazz, Zane’s most recent single, “El Tiempo Es Circular,” features silky vocals from singer / songwriter Aline Esquivel, and a driving bass line from renowned Jazz and Fusion bassist Alex Bershadsky.
Zane Tate released his debut album, Boom Bap Sunrise: Rural Sounds Vol. 1, in 2007. Properly Chilled said of the CD: “A blend of downtempo textures and broken beat kicks infused with the finest instrumental hip-hop, this album is up any music gourmet’s alley.”
Since then Zane has written for and published the successful music web site, Leisure Lab (also the name of his record label), interviewing artists such as Nicolay and Phonte of the Foreign Exchange, Lady Alma, Mark de Clive-Lowe, and eLZhi of Slum Village.
In December of 2009, Zane returned to producing music with the release of Not of this World, a mix of inspired instrumental Hip Hop alongside dark and moody Downtempo. And two years later, Zane Tate made his Deep House debut with the soulful Escapism EP on Stilnovo Music.
Zane released the trip hop / chillout single “The Last Resort” in early 2012, while the summer of 2012 saw the release of Zane Tate’s “El Tiempo Es Circular (feat. Aline Esquivel and Alex Bershadsky)” a song for Nu Jazz and House fans alike.
While new music is in the works, Zane continues to write about various forms of electronic dance music for Leisure Lab, and the intersection of music and faith at uplftmnt.com.
Zane donates ten percent of CD sales to the World Food Program.