“The ANXtrumentals are the instrumental version of the album ANX – (Dark Time Sunshine) produced by Zavala. This album also includes additional exclusive remix/re-edits of tracks.
Chicago-based Zavala has emerged over the past few years as one of the most instantly recognizable producers in independent hip hop. Raised on the outskirts of the Windy City, the multi-instrumentalist Zavala has been building dense beats for 15 years with a vast arsenal of vintage synths, analog effects pedals and a fluid incorporation of disparate genres.
In 2009, Zavala teamed with Pacific Northwest emcee Onry Ozzborn of Grayskul fame to form Dark Time Sunshine and release their debut EP Believeyoume, followed by 2010’s critically-heralded Vessel full-length and the tour-only Cornucopia. These moody, richly-textured releases combined the sinister with the melodic and placed Zavala firmly alongside Factor and Blue Sky Black Death in the pantheon of Fake Four Inc. production royalty. Around the same time, Fieldwerk Recordings, a Chicago label co-founded by Zavala, put out the vinyl-only split LP Canciones Modernas. This joint effort with PNS of the Molemen saw Zavala’s left-field boom bap brilliantly paired with world music. As Zavala’s name continued to grow, The Dark Time Sunshine Vessel Instrumentals were released in 2011 via Fake Four and Fieldwerk.”