Zak Joshua returns with ‘The Book Of Love’ homage to the 1992 UK rave of the same name and the fifth release on his own NEMESIS92 imprint. The Book Of Love was an outdoor rave promoted by Zak’s father and Amnesia House that took place two weeks after Zak was born in 1992. 50,000 ravers danced for hours at Northampton’s Brayfield Stadium to acts including Carl Cox, The Prodigy and Fabio & Grooverider, and the party apparently went down in history as one of the biggest and best of the early-90s.
With such a personal connection to the rave, Zak went back digging for footage of the rave, and a recording of one of the MC intros and subsequent crowd reaction formed the basis of the track. The resulting track ‘The Book Of Love’ is soulful with an ethereal vocal floating over 4/4 beats and a hooky piano line.
UK-based artist Zak first broke through on the electronic music scene when his debut solo track ‘Figure It Out’ was uploaded to tastemaker YouTube channel Selected. It has since gone on to accrue over 5 million views with a subsequent official release updated with new vocals and a fresh sonic polish in 2019. This set the wheels in motion for a re-evaluation of Zak’s goals as an artist, and a renewed ambition to make his mark on the dance scene at large.
His recent releases range from the vocal house stylings of ‘I Don't Wanna Wait’ and ‘Let's Take It Back’ (both released on House Essential Records) to the melancholic lo-fi sounds of ‘Let The Light In’. The latter received heavy support from Martin Garrix, featuring as the first track on his online radio show and across a number of his personal playlists.
In 2020 Zak launched his own label NEMESIS92, named after his father’s rave promotion outfit.