Zone Magazine Issue 025 – Quivver

Well Folks, back again with a huge issue! With so much happening in the world of Electronic music, across the world, we endeavour to capture as much as we can for you to feast your ears & eyes on! Lots of great things happening here at Zone HQ just for you lot, so keep coming back!

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In our featureinterviews in this issue we talk to cover legend QUIVVER. Multi talented DJ, producer and vocalist John Graham began his production career in the early 1990s and is best known as Quivver and his DnB alias Skanna, with other monikers including Space Manoeuvres, Stoneproof and Tilt. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most versatile and consistent DJs and producers, he launched his new imprint ‘Controlled Substance’ back in 2017 as a test bed for his darker, more experimental productions. 

” Radiohead, Massive Attack & Depeche Mode are probably my three biggest musical influences. As far as producers, The Prodigy, Metalheads and BT were my biggest influences when i started producing in the early 90’s “


We also talk to House Music Star DJ and Producer JESSE SAUNDERS. As the acapella goes: “In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove, and from this groove came the groove of all grooves”. Is a great track which has legendary status but is factually untrue as in the beginning there was a man with great vision and drive called Jesse Saunders in Chicago, USA and he had the groove and the wherewithal to write, produce, perform, mix and release the first ever house record in 1984 called ‘On & On’ on his own label ‘Jes Say Records’. 

” The original house heads were the people that laid the foundation for this generation in terms of loving and feeling the music so deeply that it took over your spirit. This is nothing new, it’s just more people attending with that same feeling. The one thing that I think was the best of it all was that there was no social media. So people came only to dance and sweat, not pose.. “

Jesse Saunders

We speak to House God, from the UK, GRAEME PARK at LONG LIVE HOUSE @ Yamamori Tengu, Dublin. The story of DJ Graeme Park really mirrors the story of the evolution of dance music and club culture itself. Graeme found himself working in a Nottingham record shop called Selectadisc in the early 1980s, when the very first house records began to filter through from Chicago, Detroit and New York. When the shop’s owner opened a nightclub, it was only natural he should turn to Graeme to select the discs. Determined to showcase this new style of music, his reputation as a house pioneer soon brought him to the attention of Mike Pickering at the Haçienda in Manchester, who asked him to cover for him while he went on holiday in 1988. Simply put, there was no-one else in the country who could do the job. 

” For 35 years I’ve been DJ’ing and I do the same thing. I have an idea in my head what I would like to do but as soon as you get club and see the crowd that can sometimes change so I will basically be making it up as we go along “

Graeme Park

From Spain we speak to rising star LORRAINE ROAR. Spanish born Lorraine Roar, now based in London, is making steady progress throughout the underground scene she has immersed herself in since 2016. Her debut EP “Endless Road” released on DJP Label, it was swiftly followed up by a second EP on Famara Records “Kingdom”. These two released set in motion a rise to where she is now, and cemented her distinctive melodic sound with anyone who heard it. Lorraine’s sound is pure emotion, bringing authentic breathtaking melodies to the most powerful basslines and drums, wrapping the audience in a sublime energetic atmosphere, that unleashes the movement of your body while intoxicating your heart and mind.

“I was always interested on the musical creative process and dreamt about making my own sound. I think creating music was like a need for me, something I had inside and needed to bring out”

Lorraine Roar

From the UK we speak to BOOMBASTICS SOUNDS. Boombastic Sounds is a live show to discover new music from all genres. They accept submissions from all skill levels as well as hosting the bigger artists in the industry. Well here at Zone we interviewed the guys to get the lowdown behind the increasingly popular show Boombastic Sounds.

“Together we host a weekly live stream called Boombastic Sounds dedicated to finding and pushing new talent from all genres of music from every skill level.
We encourage healthy discussion and critique in the live chat as well as giving our own thoughts on the music that has been submitted to the show”

Bombastic Sounds

From Ireland we speak to DEAN SHERRY and STEFF FAGAN AKA Jenko at the LONG LIVE HOUSE event @ Yamamori Tengu, Dublin.

We also have a special indepth look at ARTICLE 13 from H. Meyer. Things will change – The Internet as you know it will soon be history. Cologne/Germany – Usually you get other things from me here in zone mag. Usually I write reviews of parties or report from music fair and so on. But this time I feel responsible to cover a more political subject. This affects everyone who uses the internet and especially every artist, musician, DJ, journalist, youtuber and other people who create content for the internet. And everyone who just uses the internet will be affected. And it´s even worse than I thought it could be when I first heard of it. The Internet as you know it will change. And this change will not be a change to the better. Freedom of the web is in danger.

 We check out whats happening in clubland: Iain Taylor checks out the STATE OF THE SCENE in a new regular feature. This issue its IBIZA. Gavin Duffy checks out LONG LIVE HOUSE @ Yamamori Tengu, Dublin. Thorsten Benders checks out Wonderful Days @ Bootshaus in Germany.

Adding to all this we have of course BEST SETS ON THE NET with Hugo MaCann. Aaron French brings us ONES-TO-WATCH again this issue.

As if all that was not enough of course we have our regular reviews and charts from the talented and dynamic Zone crew. Also this issue we continue Zone Magazine’s FREE exclusive DJ Mix series and we also have our FREE gifts from Funktion Loops, 2 sample packs each issue, all you need to do is purchase our cool publication!

As usual we would like to thank all of our very many talented contributors and friends who provide so much content, love and support for what we are doing, they are listed on the left hand column on this page if you want to contact them directly with the latest news. From myself and the whole Zone crew, we just wanted to say thanks again for your continued support, peace.

Paul & Zone Magazine Crew!

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