Music is the Answer... 2nd birthday with James Zabiela on Saturday 9th February 2019
Finally we can do this properly, with artwork, full lineup (and what a lineup) and so on.
So, without further ado, please say hello our February 9th, 2nd birthday celebrations, James Zabiela.
James Zabiela Biography
James Zabiela might have taken a few years off from releasing anything, but the electronic music world is still
catching up with him anyways. The British DJ is one of dance music's premiere technical wizards, and he turns
CDJs into a bona fide instrument in a way that only a handful of DJs have ever been able to. (He's such an
expert, in fact, that he advises Pioneer on their products, and takes prototypes out for test runs.) He makes full
use of everything DJing equipment has to offer, with a complex approach that incorporates loops, effects and live
editing to create an inimitable performance he's taken across the world from the US to South America to Asia and
Now the British artist is going through something of a new beginning. After a year spent tinkering with his
technique, he re-emerges with his first-ever Balance mix CD, a legendary series that has featured influential
contributions from the likes of James Holden, Joris Voorn and Will Saul over the years. For his first release in five
years, Zabiela sought to capture the kinds of spontaneous and wonderful moments that occur when he mixes
tracks live. He spent months 'smashing stuff together,' in his words, finding brilliant blends and other eureka
moments to highlight and show off. Part of what makes his DJing so popular is that kind of close attention to what
sounds go well together. Zabiela isn't merely stringing beats together. Above all he's a musical DJ, taking care to
mix in key and finding melodies that fit with each other like pieces of a puzzle. This makes Zabiela one of
techno's most colourful, varied and vibrant selectors, with an audience that spans across genres and audiences.
Zabiela has been active since the early 2000s, with a number of mix CDs and original productions for
Renaissance. He also runs his own label, Born Electric, which has released techno and house from the likes of
Pedram, Pedestrian and Drew Hill.
We're also joined by residents Robert Clark, Brent Lawson, Paul Montague & Gary Mulholland, as well as a host of local talent upstairs.
See you on the dancefloor folks!
Music Genres: Deep/Soulful House, House, Prog House, Tech House, Techno
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