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About Zone Magazine

Zone Magazine Was Born In 1994, In Depths Of The Irish Underground Dance Music Scene, And Brought To Life Through Paul Newhouse, And Numerous Friends And Acquaintances.

Due To The Very High Printing Costs At The Time They Were Unable To Publish The Magazine And It Lay Gathering Dust Until Paul Newhouse Decided, In 2014, To Reintroduce Zone Magazine To The Global Dance Music Scene.

Paul’s Creative Vision And Enthusiasm, Coupled With Zone’s Magazine’s Fantastic Creative Irish & Global Contributors, Has Created A Positive Dynamic Partnership, Whose Aim Is To Represent The Worldwide Underground & Commercial Dance Music Industry.

We Pride Ourselves On Being Approachable And Open To All Music Related Ideas, Proposals, Partnerships, Promotions And Advertising.

Zone Magazine Is Published Online And In Printed Glossy Hard Copies.


Paul & Zone Crew


Paul Newhouse - Owner / Publisher - Journalist / Creative - DJ / Producer - Label Boss

Owner @ Redbox Records & Zone Magazine. DJ/Producer.

Paul Newhouse has grown to become an international DJ in a relatively short time span. His interest in the DJ world began when he moved from his hometown of Dublin to live in Germany at the early age of 17 in 1990. Paul was blown away by their underground dance scene and spent many hours studying DJ’s such as Paul Van Dyk, Roland, Tanith and Moby. The two-year experience in Germany led him to purchase his first set of decks in 1993 at the age of 21.

1994 Paul proceeded to setup his own music magazine; Zone Magazine, his intention was to publish a dance music magazine in Ireland, but at the time, after a year working on the project, “dance” music was a grey area for a lot of people, and securing finance for this was very difficult, so the project had to stop.

In 1995 Paul secured his first ever gig at “The Asylum”, one of Dublin’s first and most famous underground clubs, after previously just playing at private parties. Playing at “The Asylum”, on the top floor, for approximately 6 months before progressing to Radio where he secured a spot on Kiss FM in 1997.

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Thorsten Benders - Netherlands - Journalist / video & magazine

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John Ricketts - UK - Music Director - Journalist / Music Reviews - Charts - DJ / Producer

Producer, DJ, Sound designer and composer John Ricketts has been creating music in a multitude of styles for nearly 2 decades. From ambient electronica and techno under his SONAS alias, to disco and house as Probably Shouldn’t, there are few genres that John is not akin to dabbling in.

With releases on labels such as Toastclub Recordings, Krafted, Hydrogen, Drum Recordings, Re-Loved, and Solid State Disco to name a few, and having remixed the likes of Cut La Roc, Novablood, Josh Marco his releases have been played to dancefloors across the globe.

As a DJ/live act, he has played at clubs and festivals across the UK and Europe including Ministry of Sound, Egg London and Pacha. Combined with his expertise on music production and the history of dance music he brings to the team a knowledge and understanding of what makes a great piece of music.


Pete Van Payne { R.I.P 2023 } - Germany - Journalist - DJ - Radio Presenter - Label Boss

Pete van Payne started DJing in 1980 at the age of 11. Electronic music was his obsession since the very first beginning of the style.

In 1983 he began working with 3 turntables and was influenced mostly by the style of Carl Cox. The basic techniques of 3 decks mixing were quickly adapted and he began to develop his own style of spinning. Years of touring through the clubs in Germany passed by.

In January 2009 he met Alex Flemming, the founder of the sound of Techno community and finally became the second head of soundoftechno community.

In February 2010 he finally founded the record label Sound of Techno Record and began producing his own tracks.

In early 2011 he founded the new Label Techno Emporium Records followed by the Techno Emporium Community.

Another big step in development was to become CEO of the Thunders Club House Radio-station and beginning of international cooperations with other stations.


Paul Sawyer - UK - Journalist - DJ / Producer - Radio Presenter - Label Boss

Paul Sawyer brought his Krafted brand to BBC Radio 1 in 2021 with a six month residency as well as some of the artists signed to his label. 2022 sees Paul return to Radio 1 with another six month residency and multiple plays on BBC Music Introducing.

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, Perfecto, Toolroom, Steyoyoke, Dear Deer, OKO Recordings, Balkan Connection, TrybesOf, Mango Alley, ICONYC Music 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 (LA), 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.

His monthly show ‘Textures’ has been broadcast for over 2.5 years to date and he has a long list of guest appearances on shows including Mark Knight’s Toolroom Radio, Judge Jules Global Warm Up, Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Music Show, Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Radio, Wally Lopez’s Insomnia Radio Show and Solarstone’s Pure Trance Radio. Textures is available to hear via DI.FM, Proton Radio, Subcode and Soundcloud.


Mark Neenan - UK - Music Reviews - Charts - DJ / Producer - Label Boss

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