Zone Magazine Issue 028 – Iconyc TV
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! WOW! What a bumper issue we have for you guys!!
In our feature interviews in this issue we talk to cover feature ICONYC TV. In this modern age, standing out from the crowd is vitally important. ICONYC has, from its inception, been a label of high repute so it will come as no surprise they are about to embark on the next phase of their development with a visual medium to further enhance the label. ICONYC TV will be broadcast in partnership with Red Bull, Denon DJ, Akai, and others, and will no doubt become the blueprint for music TV moving forward. Featuring DJ sets from a cross section of talented artists including interviews and footage of their incredible locations, ICONYC TV is the next step dance music’s development. We sat down with ICONYC label head, John Johnson and a group of the DJs featured in season one, Darren Emerson, Umek and Paul Sawyer to find out more.
“Filming in a water tank located on castle grounds was something completely new to me. In my career, I’ve played in some crazy venues, but this really was something unique ” – UMEK
We also talk to the due from NYC John Creamer & Noam Rubinstien AKA UP ALL NIGHT. UpAllNight was formed New Years 2018. The project has been generating excitement and interest ever since. Their debut release this past Winter “La Dolce Vita”, charted Top 10 in both the House & Progressive House charts on Beatport followed by the #1 melodic house stormer, “Way Out” (Eyedillic Records) and their recent acclaimed late Summer remix of DJ favorite, “4 Eva” (AEye Records). UpAllNight are just getting started.
” So we formed UpAllNight in early 2018. We had met each other at a gig a year or so beforehand and since then, we have been churning out projects ” – Up All Night
We speak to the Spanish House man himself FRANCO DE MULERO. Balearic born Dj & music producer Franco De Mulero also known as Ibitaly or Kings of Groove has been a DJ and music producer for more than two decade. House music is at the heart of everything he does, but it comes in many different shapes, styles and sizes and Franco is not afraid to showcase it all at the same time. Is a well-known figure in Ibiza who has played for many years in clubs like Pacha, Amnesia, Space, Privilege to name a few and where he maintained a world-class residency for 6 years at ex – El Divino, Ibiza.
” One of the best countries that I really enjoy playing is in Colombia, the crowd is very grateful on the dance floor, the parties have always been amazing, and he people there are pure love “– Franco De Mulero
From East Germany we speak to JULIANE WOLF. Juliane Wolf started DJing with vinyl in 2008 and played in nearly every bigger city in Germany in clubs like Golden Gate or Suicide Circus in Berlin, but also other places like France and the Netherlands. Besides DJ’ing she discovered the world of producing and synths. This has led to many releases and remixes on labels such as Manual Music / MNL, Cinematique, Modern Agenda, Stripped Digital and many others. She also did a remix for Nick Warren which will soon be released on his label Soundgarden.
” I am really looking forward to the coming releases, especially the remix I did for Nick Warren and Nicolas Rada on Nick’s label Soundgarden. It was a pleasure to remix such a great artist who I really look up to “– Juliane Wolf
From the Argentina we talk to MARIO PUCCIO. Mario Puccio is a Musician, Producer & DJ. As a child he began studying music and listening & studying artists such as Beethoven, Bach and Piazzolla, among others. At seven years old he had his first presentation giving a piano concerto. Studing Music was what occupied most of his time. Years later was recognized by prestigious Argentine musicians as one of the best academic organists in the country.
” I discovered electronic music in the 90s. I come from classical music studios and I saw this as something little ‘produced’, which, of course, was wrong “– Mario Puccio
From AUS we talk to DOUBLE TOUCH. Classical Pianist & Composer Van Anh Nguyen and DJ, Drummer & Producer Mark Olsen, AKA Double Touch, blend their two worlds together to form a unique dreamy mix of live acoustic and electronic sounds. Originally being musicians before diving into the Electronic world, the duo love to add in live elements in their production and live sets. They have releases on All Day I Dream, Buddha Bar, ASTRX, and set for a release on TrybesOF (December 2019).
” When I first went to clubs playing House Music, I fell in love instantly with the beats and realised I wanted to be the guy playing the music in those clubs. I would then write beats during the week and then bring them on CD to the DJs I knew at the clubs for them to play “– Double Touch
We speak to Music Is The Answers’ main man ROBERT CLARK from Scotland. With gigs under his belt in Aberdeen and Stirling, he decided to set up his own night ‘Music is the Answer’ in 2016. Playing with the likes of Danny Howells, BOg, John Graham aka Quivver, James Zabiela, the upcoming Nick Warren/Steve Parry alldayer, and 1 other as yet unanounced gig, it appears Robert is steering MitA in the right direction.
” Next up on November 2nd, we host the final leg of Anthony Pappa’s European tour, to say we’re honoured is an understatement. Then February 29th we celebrate our 3rd birthday with 2 of Seladors finest, thats all I’m saying on that one. Then our summer gigs, one of which we’re already working on. It’s set to blow everything we’ve done out of the water “– Robert Clark
From Ireland we have a chat to rising artist RIIPLEY. David Bohan AKA Riipley is a producer and DJ who comes from County Longford in Ireland. He has been making music for several years now and his productions can be described as a fusion of elements from several genres such as techno, trance, progressive and ambient.
” Another big road block for young guys especially in Ireland is that there are alot of cliques in the music scene here, it’s very hard for someone to get gigs or exposure “– Riipley
Joining us from England we chat to DEEPDOWNDIRTY label boss Maya. Music has always featured in her life, from the classical music she learned to play at a young age, to the music she listened to at every possible opportunity: The Beatles, Searchers, Kinks and many other 60s bands. It was later that her musical tastes led to listening to pirate radio stations when she fell in love with jungle. The rave scene, which is where for the first time in her life she felt as though she belonged.
We check out whats happening in clubland: Megan Williams checks out IMAGINE FESTIVAL in the USA.
Adding to all this we have of course BEST SETS ON THE NET with Hugo MaCann. 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 Function 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.