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04.04 Fri JAMES ZABIELA (UK) w/ Sirmo + StereA Event description

To write about James Zabiela’s performace feels like as if we wrote that Obama became the vice mayor of Pogány city, or that C. Ronaldo will sign to Bicsérd’s football club. It’s a bit surreal, but very delightful. To be honest, last summer, when we were sill constructing the Amper Klub, we never would have guessed that one day James Zabiela will be behind the decks in the place.

But that is what’s going to happen on the 4th of April!!

James Zabiela held his first party on the 7th of August, 1979 – although, only for his family: he was born that day in Southampton. And his fate was already sealed, since his father owned a record shop. His carreer started there, in his father’s record shop, where he liked to spend time when he was young, and as he grew older it became clear to him that he wanted to be surrounded by music during his entire life.

Since than he became respected around the world as a star who is exceptionally well trained in all aspects of electronic music. He is a producer, labelhead, creative pioneer, dj and most of all, a lover of all that is music. His early sets consist mainly of breakbeat and house, from where he moved towards tech house. And now, he still has all of these elements, but he added to the list, well, everything else. Bass music can just as well be heared from him as vocal snippets that noone knows where he collected. But this is only half of the picture. The other half is that he is the master of every kind of equipment that is able to produce or process music. Wether it’s a turntable or cd player or Ableton or a host of midi controllers… or all these at once, he can utilise every bit of function the hardware is capable of.

The Amper Klub’s PIONEER Nexus set has had it’s fair share of training, but undoubtedly this will be the night where they will sweat the most. Don’t worry, they will be in good hands. James Zabiela worked as a consultant at PIONEER, helping them develope their new line of professional dj gear, so it’s hard to find anyone, who knows his way around the players more than him. But this doesn’t mean that he only uses PIOs. He basically uses anything if he is in the mood for it, so his performaces are always interesting even if you are only watching. But thanks to the Funktion One sound system, this will not be the case.

Zabiela is among the few, who can create a certain mood during his performaces, and his unique sryle makes his sets to be more than the sum of all the tracks played. “This is not what I was expecting at all, but I like it” – as you can read in one of the comments for his latest release, The Hearing, but it may as well be a sum of his dj sets. Noone knows what he’s going to play but certinaly we will like it.

If you want to have glimpse into the music he likes, check out the mix he did for Resident Advisor, or his Boiler Room set, or any release at his label Born Electric, or everything on his soundcloud – or you can post your favourite Zabiela track/remix to the event’s wall.

So: #JamesZabiela #AmperKlub #april4 #congratsifyouhavesomethingbettertodo

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