Zone Magazine Issue 005, August 2015 [PDF]
Well folks we are back again with another huge bumper issue as per-usual! With lots n lots going on in the world of Zone & the Electronic music scene, both in Ireland & internationally we tried to capture as much as we can for you to feast your beats on!
In our feature interviews in this issue we talk to the Italian legend that is Mauro Picotto, the first Italian DJ to tour the world putting his homeland on the global techno map spills the beans on his life and career so far.
Up next with the Hot shot Indian dynamo Arjun Vagale, who has been pushing his sound for many years, dubbed “Indian’s flagship export” and “one of the most respected modern techno pioneers” reveals the secrets to his huge worldwide success.
We have words with UK underground garage producer Ed Case who’s remixed for the likes of the Gorrilaz.
We also chat to one of Irelands upcoming and busiest female artists Emma Jai who gives us a rundown on how it all started, and what’s been happening with her career over the last few years.
Smiley faces, TB 303’s, illegal Raves, this guy was there at the beginning, Egebamyasi, from Scotland one of the “founding fathers of UK Acid House”, talks to us about the madness of it all back in the day!
We also talk with Utah Saints who have had a string of UK top ten hits and have enjoyed a massive global presence since the 1990’s.
The very capable Mr. Jerry Coughlan brings us our Ibiza Report 2015 and we also clock up some artists All-time top ten.
As if all that was not enough, we have lots more artist’s interviews, and a new spitting it real section from the one and only Lee Softley AKA Blue Amazon, with his “Spits & Spats” talking about anything & everything to do with Dance Music, you been warned!
We will of course have our regular columns from the talented and dynamic Zone crew; Declan McComiskey AKA Spooky, who will be delivering on his 20 years’ experience as a Mixing Engineer & Producer on all things techy in the studio, with his “A1-2 Audio Blog”.
Barry O’Brien aka OB who will be writing and vibing about the Irish and international bass heavy reggae vibrations, in his ‘Bazza’s Ragga Stack’ column.
Next on the list is top man Steph Fagan AKA ‘Jenko’ who’ll be covering all the old school classics from the late 80’s to the early 90’s in his “Retro review“.
The very talented journalist Adrienne Murphy who is delivering the hard hitting stories in her ‘Real World’ Column.
We have our regular reports from Germany, Miami, with along with the regular charts, reviews, and all things that beat.
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 scoops.
From Mike and myself and the whole Zone crew, we just wanted to say thanks again for your continued support, and nice one for reading and feeling our quality Mag, peace.
Paul & Mike.