08. James Zabiela
Where: Resistance Reflector
There’s an interesting paradox at play in James Zabiela‘s DJing. He is, on the one hand, a futurist, a DJ who embraces the latest technology and shows others its infinite possibilities. When Pioneer are deciding which features to include on their latest mixer, they call Zabiela.
But viewed from another angle, Zabiela is thoroughly old school. His brand of performative DJing, a style that’s largely fallen out of favour among house and techno DJs, has its roots in ’80s hip-hop. He buys vinyl, and, by using the CDJ’s pitch control and platter, he still wants to emulate the thrills and spills of mixing on turntables.
The legendary DJ will perform as part of the Resistance on Sunday and we’re expecting a large crowd for his set.