James Zabiela

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A technical wizard and with a love of all things sci-fi, James Zabiela is at the forefront of new DJ/production talent smashing the glass ceiling of the global superstars. He's played to a room full of suited Japanese businessmen when showcasing Pioneer's latest equipment, in front of 60,000 people in South America and just about every imaginable situation in-between. From the beginnings of winning a bedroom DJ competition to Sasha personally signing James to his UK DJ agency Excession, things have skyrocketed. Armed with his fully loaded laptop, effects units, CDs and other box of tricks, James has created his own place on the scene. He holds residencies at Space-Ibiza and Pacha-New York and had successful compilations released on Renaissance as well as EPs and singles. Following the success of his previous singles, 'Robophobia' and 'Weird Science', Zabiela released his latest single 'Human' in July 2007. In February 2007, Zabiela teamed up with Nic Fanciulli to create One+One, a 2xCD mix compilation featuring stellar track selections as well as new songs produced by Zabiela and Fanciulli. With the likes of Sasha, Royksopp and Depeche Mode calling upon him for remixes, Zabiela's 2006 re-rub of "Seal Clubbing" by Charlie May vs Sasha spent several weeks at #1 in both the Beatport and DJ Download sales charts. In 2007 he was awarded the Best British DJ at the DJ Mag Best British DJ Awards. James Zabiela will release a new 4 track EP of all original material titled Perseverance EP on 10 December 2007.

- #17, DJMag’s Top 100 DJ Poll 2007.
- Best British DJ, DJMag Best British DJ Awards 2007.
- Best International DJ, Australia’s Dance Music Awards 2006.
- Best Bedroom Bedlam DJ, The Muzik Awards 2001.
- Original single, ‘Human’ hit #2 on Beatport Sales Chart.
- Remix of ‘Seal Clubbing’ by Charlie May vs Sasha hit #1 on Beatport and DJ Download.
- Original single, ‘No Pressure’ (One+One) reached #1 on Beatport Sales Chart.
- 100+ DJ Performances across the globe in 2007.

“The young James Zabiela represents the next generation of superstar DJs.”
Dennis Romeo, LA City Beat - May 2007

“One of the only DJs able to rock just about any global dance floor to its foundations whilst still pulling off mind-stretching technical trickery with gadgets that wouldn’t be out of place on the Starship Enterprise.”
DJ Mag - April 2007

“With his incredible technical skills, it seems like James is not only stretching lower limbs, but two or three sets of arms as well.”
James Kendell, DJ Mag Ibiza - July - Mid August 2006

“James Zabiela: a true deck wizard, James has spent the last few years wowing the world’s dance floors before he even considered releasing his debut solo production.”
International DJ - December 2005

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Renaissance presents James Zabiela

May 30th 23:00

James Zabiela
warm up-DJ Al Dee
After hours-Roland Privert
R'n'B Zone
DJ Vento
DJ Rapa
Pink Room
DJ Pols
DJ woW
DJ Japanis
DJ Sam
Pre-sales - 5 LVL,
Essential Shop - 3 LVL,
On Door 23:00-4:00 - 7 LVL,
4:00-8:00 - 3 LVL
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Essential Club & Propeller Productions