Whether he's hunched over the pulsing lights of the studio or rocking a blistering drum & bass set out from the DJ booth - Zinc works through the small hours and gets up mid-afternoon. So when he had to deliver the master tapes of his killer debut solo album, Faster, at the unearthly hour of 11am, it was a shock. "It ruined me for days," he says, "I just can't deal with mornings". These sleep habits of Zinc's have crept deep into the grooves of Faster. It's jammed to the bumper with depth-charge bass, crystal-tipped breaks and memorable, mysterious night-world melodies. It's trenchantly widescreen, covering hard soul slow-jams, laid-back girl singers, itchy, scratchy drum & bass and megaton MC chaos. "I like all different kinds of music, but I didn't make the album to show that" says the producer and DJ. "I started experimenting with bpm's and it just came out that way."