We are extremely excited to bring James Zabiela to Reset. in Cape Town on 27th April 2018 together with the support of BenchPress and local artists.
Balance / Bedrock Records / Toolroom Records
James Zabiela might have taken a few years off from releasing anything, but the electronic music world is still catching up with him anyways. The British DJ is one of dance music's premiere technical wizards, and he turns CDJs into a bona fide instrument in a way that only a handful of DJs have ever been able to. (He's such an expert, in fact, that he advises Pioneer on their products, and takes prototypes out for test runs.) He makes full use of everything DJing equipment has to offer, with a complex approach that incorporates loops, effects and live editing to create an inimitable performance he's taken across the world from the US to South America to Asia and Europe.
Now the British artist is going through something of a new beginning. After a year spent tinkering with his technique, he re-emerges with his first-ever Balance mix CD, a legendary series that has featured influential contributions from the likes of James Holden, Joris Voorn and Will Saul over the years. For his first release in five years, Zabiela sought to capture the kinds of spontaneous and wonderful moments that occur when he mixes tracks live. He spent months "smashing stuff together," in his words, finding brilliant blends and other eureka moments to highlight and show off. Part of what makes his DJing so popular is that kind of close attention to what sounds go well together. Zabiela isn't merely stringing beats together. Above all he's a musical DJ, taking care to mix in key and finding melodies that fit with each other like pieces of a puzzle. This makes Zabiela one of techno's most colourful, varied and vibrant selectors, with an audience that spans across genres and audiences.
Zabiela has been active since the early 2000s, with a number of mix CDs and original productions for Renaissance. He also runs his own label, Born Electric, which has released techno and house from the likes of Pedram, Pedestrian and Drew Hill.
Flexual Records / Tone Artistry Records / David Gresham Records / Renosanz Records / Terminator Records / Sony Records / Universal Records / Soul Candi
South African DJ/Producer DJ BenchPress aka Mark Stent, “The World’s Strongest DJ” is as known for his uplifting and magnetic energy as he is for his physique as the result of a background in competitive bodybuilding.
As an internationally touring BenchPress has travelled the globe. He has toured Mozambique, Zambia, Mauritius, Namibia, and Zimbabwe and Botswana. BenchPress has performed with some of the biggest and greatest techno artists including Loco & Jam, D-Unity, Matt Sassari, Rin Costa, Jay Lumen, Eats Everything, Nick Fanciulli and Black Coffee.
Making his international debut at the F1 Grand Prix Opening Parties in Bahrain, he has since created epic and unforgettable sets at the Cocoon Lounge Bahrain, Kadoc in Portugal, Z Club in Bahrain, The Mass Club in London and The Escape Club in Wales. He
Playing MIXES That make the hairs on your arms stand up and your body move uncontrollably, mark takes you on an epic journey with his fresh and funky Beats, allowing you to taste a little something from all over the world; past, present and future soundbites.
The ultimate party host and music curator, he effortlessly delivers many styles of music Techno. Fusing worldwide sounds and creating music that can transport you to a sun-soaked beach in the farthest corners of the planet, or a dance-floor deep in a downtown urban jungle, Mark can make the speakers seem to swelter, sweat and ooze bass.
An essential name headlining South African festivals such as Ultra South Africa, Octopia, H20, Aquafest and Colourfest.
This event will also focus on giving back to the community by supporting and contributing much needed financial assistance to The Cradle of Hope.
There will also be a variety of meet and greets and will announce in the next week.
We will keep you updated on live ticket links shortly.
This will be one event that will blow Capetonians minds away...
SUPPORTING LINE UP
TO BE RELEASED OVER COMING WEEKS
Presold tickets is limited and door will be controlled to ensure maximum comfort for all.
BPA - Reset. - We Are Pulse
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON QUICKET
DOOR BEFORE 12AM: R100
DOOR AFTER 12AM: R150.00
NO UNDER 18’S, RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED, NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES