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Win a Copy of James Zabiela’s Balance CD


James Zabiela has mixed Balance 029, due out on 9 February, 2018 via Balance Music.

Zabiela is one of the finest going around and It has been seven years since his last official mix compilation, which has been truly missed and it seems somehow surprising that it’s only now he’s joining the Balance’s compilation selectors series as he’s a perfect fit for the series. The mix, a 58 track monster across two mixes, where he deconstructed the tracks and then blending them together again, was created through a back-and-forth process between his Pioneer DDJ-RZ and Ableton and featuring two exclusive new productions from the man himself.

He says “My mission statement to myself with this project was that I wanted to make something that was rich and textured,” he explains. “Something the listener could get lost in. Some people know me for my technical noodling but this really had to be about the music, whilst still challenging myself technically. My focus was very heavily on melody and combining songs that would have ‘conversations’ with each other.” Putting this mix together was a long, arduous process that spanned an entire year and coincided with some major incidents in Zabiela’s personal life, imbuing the mix with a sense of emotion and life. “It went from being a ‘just a simple mix CD’ to quite the cathartic exercise with the music that accompanied me. It wasn’t a quick process; neither was it pain free.”


We have three copies of James Zabiela’s Balance 029 to giveaway.

Closing Date: Wednesday 10th April


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    Grahame Farmer

    Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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