James Zabiela (Born Electric) @ DJ Mag Pool Party, Delano Beach Club - Miami (20.03.)
Knowing what a great track should sound like - and the place it can be taken by warping and twisting it - is James Zabiela's forte. Layering different sounds with the combo of two Pioneer CDJ-2000s, a Pioneer RMX-1000, an EFX-1000, Korg Kaossilator, various MIDI controllers and a laptop, his hands and ears don't let up for a second, leaving any punters feet a-moving and mouth a-gap. Zabiela’s demands for such a kit wherever he spins is a reminder that he's one of the scant few DJs who's still pushing things forward. James' style is trippy, bleepy and deeply - nay, downright - groovy. Oh, and watch out for a few gnarly basslines along the way, those nasty, dirty sounds are a part of JZ's signature now. Scratches, loops, and fluttering chord changes are all par for the course in a Zabiela set.
James Zabiela (Born Electric) @ DJ Mag Pool Party - WMC 2013, Delano Beach Club - Miami (20.03.2013) by Evil Concussion on Mixcloud
" I am beginning to feel this nocturnal extistence tell on me.
It is destroying my nerve. I start at my own shadow, and am full of all sorts me horrible imaginings..."