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Zone Magazine Issue 041 – Anthony Pappa –

Zone Magazine Issue 041 – Anthony Pappa –


Well Folks, Lots of great things happening here at Zone HQ just for you lot, so keep coming back! Well its Summer 2024, and we have a whopper packed issue with the regulars, and lots of interviews! Just to let you guys know, we are back to bio-monthly now!

In our feature interviews in this issue we talk to cover artist and Australian Legend ANTHONY PAPPA. Australia’s Anthony Pappa is considered one of the nation’s biggest electronic music exports. From launching his illustrious career in his hometown of Melbourne to rising to the top of the global DJ elites, Anthony’s journey has been a personal and infectious ride, a ‘love letter’ to his fans and the music he has devoted himself to for over 30 years. He has been instrumental over the last 30 years in the contributing to the electronic music industry, crafting mix compilation albums for series such as – Global Underground, Renaissance, Balance, Platipus Records, and DJ Magazine, with over 100 releases credited under various guises, selling over 500 000 records, singles and compilations, Anthony has consistently raised the bar in Progressive House and electronic music globally, earning his revered status amongst fans and DJs alike.

” I’ve played at loads of amazing clubs and festivals around the world but if l really have to choose one it would have to be Stereo in Montreal, Canada “

From the Netherlands we speak to the one and only hardstyle massive SHOWTEK. After 12 Years, Legendary Multi-platinum Duo Showtek Return to Their Hardstyle Roots with the Massive 15-track Studio Album “360 Blue,” Featuring Zany, DJ Isaac, Sub Zero Project, Steve Aoki, Wildstylez, Radical Redemption, and more. Out Now on SKINK. Veteran Dutch DJ/producer-duo Showtek unveils their massive new album 360 Blue, which continues their “360” concept, started in late 2023, and sees the duo returning to their hardstyle roots with the 15-track body of work.

From the UK we also speak to Acid House Pioneer EGEBAMYASI. Egebamyasi is a musician who is often recognized as one of the founding fathers of UK Acid House music. Mr Egg’s musical journey began as a bass guitarist in punk bands. In 1984, he went on to form the group Egebamyasi. Mr Egg is a seasoned hardware producer and an indomitable force behind the pulsating rhythms and mind bending 3egg3 lines that define the genregg. Beakthrough camegg during their tour of Holland in 1990 when they were discovered at the renowned venue “Milky Way” in Amsterdam.

” The sound that went on to be acid was a new fresh unusual individual sound back in the 80’s and early 90’s. Fresh to the people doing it and the people who were listening to it. In my opionion its an underground sound and should stay there “

From the USA we speak to the massive duo SAVAGE & SHE. Very few artists have made the impact that Savage & SHē have made on the music scene, Savage & She are not just DJ’s,known for their deep, infectious dance grooves and feel-good atmosphere they are an experience combining turntables, percussion, vocals and other unique instruments to create an eclectic hybrid experience With a devotion their craft, Sharing a passion for audio Savage & SHē are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Their Artistry.

” Our most memorable show from last year would be Universo Parallelo in Brazil. Performing for more then 12,000ppl was a first and an overwhelmingly emotional experience “

Hailling from Spain we speak to JERRY DANDRIGE. Jerry Dandrige is a Madrilenian living in Barcelona since 2008, this multifaceted musician, music producer and of course DJ, is full of endless surprises. The same as a Spanish concert guitar makes for you, like a dizzying vinyl set with multiple subgenres highlighting techno, as its calling card. An inveterate music lover, he has been influenced by the most diverse and diverse electronic styles since the beginning of the 90’s. Chicago house, Techno and Electro in all its aspects…30 years of career go a long way; from many residences and he has shared the bill with world-class DJ’s.

Also from the USA we speak to DJ HOORAA. Hailing from Appleton, WI and growing up on mostly rock and hip hop, DJ Hooraa discovered the world of EDM after returning from a deployment in 2010. It was then that he was inspired by the likes of Hardwell, Skrillex, Avicii, Dada Life, Armin Van Buuren, Bad Boy Bill, etc. After spending a few years in the community and experiencing the culture, he started spinning at Appleton’s OB’s Brau Haus in February of 2014 after being invited to an open deck night.

Also from the UK we speak to SONAS. The musical project of UK based musician, producer, DJ and live performer John Ricketts, SONAS moves away from his previous incarnation, into a more diverse musical world. With over a decade’s worth of production and performing experience behind him, SONAS draws in elements of ambient electronica, as well as more club orientated sounds. SONAS uses elements of Ambient and Classical with techno and progressive house music to create an emotional and reflective soundtrack.

And again UK based Mat McGovern, has a chat with us. Better known as his musical alter ego MSOLNUSIC has been making waves in the scene in the North-East of the UK and beyond in the last few years. Whether it’s his energy-packed DJ sets or his productions, garnering releases on, among others, Separate Souls, Deep Compact and now his new release Keep On, out now on Digital Lounge, he’s a busy guy! We managed to pin him down and get the lowdown on what’s going on with Msolnusic.

Another artist from the UK in this issue is SARA GARVEY aka Comfy Bellais the crop of an organic musical adventure which began in vocals and songwriting and evolved to DJ-ing and producing. From starting as a teen hip hop free style vocalist on the northern UK scene, known for being able to spit vocal hooks off the top of her head in any environment whilst studying to be a contemporary dancer to rapidly getting signed to BMG Publishing for her writing & vocal skills, going on to work with Flood (U2, Nine Inch Nails) to nearly being signed to Dr Dre’s label Interscope co-writing a song with Chris Martin / Youth / MJCole and more to world touring & writing with Nightmares on Wax for a near decade.

” I love anything outdoors. I feel you can play anything you like and it’s a different more open experience. So yes love festivals. My favs that I’ve played are Lost Village and We Out Here, both in the UK “

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. 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 Crew!

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