Get to know: ZØE
The Italian selector joins us once again alongside Sam Paganini, on Saturday, 19th January and we caught up her ahead of the night...
A consistent figure on Sam Paganini’s JAM imprint, ZØE is a promising artist who has shared the bill on almost all of Sam’s shows, showcasing her sound of deeply melodic yet driving techno across multiple respected dance floors worldwide.
After an intense and busy year for the flourishing producer, ZØE joins us once again alongside a close friend of the club, Sam Paganini, on 19th January. We caught up with ZØE ahead of the night to get to know more about her as a selector and which current artists on the Jam roster she’s pushing at the moment…
At the time of this interview, it’s coming up to the end of 2018. What has been a personal highlight for you over the last 12 months?
Well, it has been a great year, with great gigs and venues, probably Crobar in Buenos Aires. I really love the passion and attitude of Argentina’s ravers, there’s a positive vibe there and I love them.
You spent a part of your life as a passionate raver before delving into production and DJing. What kind of parties and artists left an impression on you and influenced the direction you're of career?
So many. First, artists like Speedy J and Chris Liebing, their project Collabs is still one of my favourites.
What do you think you would be doing now if you hadn’t pursued production and DJing?
Probably working in clubs or in the music industry. It is pretty exciting.
As a JAM resident, is there a particular talent or new signee to the label which you’re excited about?
We released already some great talents. The label is running very well and we are very happy. In January we have a new strong release (the first one) from a French duo WLDERZ, it will be the 10th so quite an achievement. And also the last one from Giacomo Renzi, a young talent from Italy is going very well.
You’ve played for us many times here at the club, what do you like about playing for a London crowd and the culture of music here in the city?
First I love London, it is probably my favourite city in the world. You can feel the music and the history walking around the city and the party people know how to have fun during a party.
Leave us with a track that has made a huge impact on your approach to techno both in the studio and behind the decks?
Emmanuel Top - Turkish Bazar Originally released on 1994 on the legendary Attack Records. This is acid at his best, and Jim Morrison’s spoken vocal fit perfect with the sound.
‘The music was new black polished chrome and came over the summer like liquid night’…a masterpiece.