Zone Magazine Issue 034 Spring / Summer 2021 – Der Würfler
Well Folks, Lots of great things happening here at Zone HQ just for you lot, so keep coming back! Well its Spring 2021, and what a strange one STILL! Even though we have not had events STILL 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 legend Peter Michael Strube aka DER WÜRFLER was born in Berlin in 1960. At the age of 13 he was playing house parties after school with a DUAL turntable and SABA tape machine!
In 1975 at the age of 15 he got his first fee for DJ’ing at a gay club, Berlin Kreuzberg, and that was it, he was hooked! Between then and now he has played in hundreds of club nights, and clubs, magazines, radio stations, live streams, TV stations, and books, the list is endless! He has even been a dancer in clubs, and many film extras.
“ The Bunker was the hardest techno club in the world. In the courtyard there was a barrack, in which the ROT KREUZ Club was located. The first KIT KAT parties took place in the ROT KREUZ Club, which I later continued as a DJ in the TURBINE. Today the KIT KAT Club is in the former Walfisch Club. Where I still play a lot of music today “
We also talk to DJ and Producer from the Scotland, Will Atkinson. While others are restrained by genre association Will Atkinson runs free, refusing to conform or be pigeon holed. Is he tech, trance, techno, electronica, progressive, experimental…..?
He is all of them – and so much more. And it’s this ambidextrous talent that has been the driving force behind Will’s vast appeal and subsequent ever-growing army of passionate fans the world over. The video for his recent single “Pat Butcher” (Beatport number 1 for 3 weeks) generated 1.6 million views in 48 hours – so to say this exciting young uber talent is on fire right now, would be something of an understatement.
Will Atkinson is an entity that congers up futuristic soundscapes for the jilted generation. Responsible for over 100 BBC Radio 1 airplays and 6 Beatport number 1s the kid that began mixing records at the age of 7 has certainly come of age.
” DJs like Judge Jules and Fergie shaped my childhood. They kickstarted my obsession. And they continue to shape me into the producer/artist I am today. They’re my heroes and always will be “
Also from the UK, with a string of releases to his name, Paul Sawyer is no stranger to the music world and has a back catalogue that consists of originals, and remixes on Pure Progressive, Black Hole Recordings, Armada, Toolroom, Steyoyoke, Dear Deer, Perfecto Black, ICONYC Music, OKO Recordings, Balkan Connection and his own Krafted Underground imprint.
Having toured the World for several years, Paul has played at many key events including Ministry of Sound, Egg London, Cream, Renaissance, Bestival, Bedrock, Airpusher (USA), B’estfest and was cited by Mixmag as ‘a DJ to look out for’, as well as one of the UK’s top residents by DJ Magazine.
” This is my first release on Paul Oakenfold’s main label, so I am extremely excited about this one. I’ve had some releases on their progressive label Perfecto Black, so to now have a release on the label that I have so many releases from way back as far as the early 90’s, is just amazing! “
We talk to German talent Marvin Dörsam, alias Emdey. With releases on Smash The House and Universal he made quiet some waves last year. Currently he is making waves with his latest release “All Or Nothing” with Curtis Richa.
” Teamwork makes the dream work, this was always my motto and I love connecting with new people and making music together. There are so many talented people out there that I could never imagine doing something solo “
We are having a get-together with Dutch hardcore artist Loek Gosen better known as Odiom. He emerged on the hardcore scene in 2018. This powerhouse act has seen a momentous rise as newcomer in the world of harder styles. After kicking off his career at Hard Island Croatia 2018 he has been rockin’ one gig after another. Leading to his first release ’Kill’ on DJ Mad Dog’s imprint ‘Dogfight Records’. With 2019 seeing him play various festivals worldwide and making a name for himself. With 2020 being the year that Odium would become a real force to be reckoned with. But sadly 2020 being a tough year for most people in the music industry Odium took the time to produce some new tracks. With his newest track “The Weekend” he is ready to take on 2021.
“My first tracks had a really dark vibe, since Odium means hate it sounded like a perfect fit back then”
We also speak to Transensation Records from Brazil, Future Avenue from Belgium, and LClub Music based in Spain. We also chat to the guys at DJ’s In Box.
New to Zone Magazine is “A Rough Guide To” series. Covering Tiesto – The Trance years this issue, with Matt Schantz.
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.
Paul & Zone Magazine Crew!