LATEST ISSUE Zone Magazine Issue 033 -| JAN JOHNSTON |-
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Zone Magazine Issue 033
WHATS INSIDE THIS ISSUE?
Well Folks, lots of great things happening here at Zone HQ just for you lot, so keep coming back! Well its Winter 2021, and what a strange one! Even though we have not had events to cover, we have a packed issue with all the regulars, and lots of interviews!
In our feature interviews in this issue we talk to cover legendess vocalist and producer JAN JOHNSTON. A name that for Trance and Progressive fans simply means quality. Starting out in the early ‘90s with short-lived pop band JJ, her fortunes took an upward sweep working firstly with the King of Trance, BT on his ECSM album, and then Australian powerhouse Anthony Pappa (as Freefall) on breakthrough release ‘Skydive’.
Signings to Perfecto, Universal and more has spread the Jan Johnson gospel and showcased not only her vocal talents, but also her song writing abilities. Soundtrack syncs and contributions to Grammy Award nominated albums as well as 4 solo albums and countless singles has kept this doyen of the scene at the top of her profession.
We also talk to House Music Star DJ and Producer from the USA, GAVIN HARDKISS. Back in 90’s San Francisco; Scott, Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss helped pioneer the American Underground/EDM/Rave scene with their club nights, warehouse parties and groundbreaking record label. They forged a new direction for dance music with a string of vinyl releases culminating in the seminal compilation Delusions Of Grandeur.
Hardkiss are an original DJ band. For many of their fans, Delusions of Grandeur was the first time they encountered electronic dance music. The Rave scene was raging and Hardkiss DJs, Gavin, Robbie & Scott were hitting multiple cities every weekend, introducing a new generation to their psychedelic funk techno sound collages. It was unclassified music. Before there were genres, there was Hardkiss.
Zone Magazine for me is a trusted magazine about our dance scene which as a publication is few and far between these days whilst, keeping that underground feel with its interesting, informative content…definitely has my full support.
– Lisa Lashes