NUDE030: Gaston Zani
To say Gaston Zani is to speak about one of the most promising and acclaimed Techno artists in the world nowadays. One of the fortunate ones that has managed to sing on Intec Digital, label owned by Carl Cox, figure more than respected in the electronic music scene, which implies that everything that has his approval must not only pass strict quality controls but must have a certain innovative, disruptive and original character that captures and does not let his attention escape.
Gaston ended 2019 on TOP #40 “Best Sellers 2019: Techno” on Beatport, the most important digital store of electronic music in the world, with his track “Unruly (Original Mix)” released on Uno Karem’s Agile Recordings. Where others flee, this artist of Argentine roots and Spanish up-growing enters the search for innovation willing to explore each and every corner, a risky attitude that is directly reflected in his style and in the wide amount of Genres within the Techno that It is capable of covering, proof of it are his releases on Intec Digital, Noir Music, Suara, Tronic, Phobiq, Toolroom, Bitten, Agile or Analytic Trail. It is very common to see Gaston constantly collaborating with artists such as Uto Karem, Matt Sassari, Filterheadz, Loco & Jam, Metodi Hristov, among many other world-renowned artists.
Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A very raw/industrial/vocal set with my personal touch.
What’s your personal favorite track on it?
I love every single track on this set, but if I have to pick one I would say my track called “Something 4 Your Mind” as I consider it has my own personality and character printed on it.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
With no doubt, the special ingredients are strong Kicks and Basslines. I always try to make a good balance between RAW and Industrial Techno, mixing it with something close to Mainstream if that works, but I also love adding some known vocal samples and get people excited when they listen to them.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
It was just before the COVID-19 lock-down in February 2020 at Elrow Carnival at Fabrik Madrid alongside a huge line-up headed by Paco Osuna. I will always remember that gig was massive!
What have you got coming up?
From the DJ side, all my gigs have been canceled or postponed… I had some festivals in Spain, and club parties in France, Tunisia, Argentina, Chile, Peru that I have lost but I hope this situation gets better soon I will be able to announce something good in the future… Regarding my productions, I have just released on Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave and UMEK’s 1605, and the upcoming ones will be on Sian’s Octopus, Andres Campo & Eats Everything’s EI8HT, and my own label we(R)aw, so I am really exited about It!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Firstly I would like to thank everyone who supports me, label owners, promoters, agencies, and all the people who come to see me when performing in a club or festival, people who listen and buy my music, and all the team working behind me. without them, It wouldn’t be possible. And this time I would also like to thanks so much Grahame Farmer for giving me the opportunity to be featured on DT/NUDE, it is such an honor for me!
And for those who are spending time to read this article and listen to the podcast THANK YOU ALL and I really hope you like the music and enjoy my set. Wishing to see you soon on the dance floor!
01 – Coyu – Carola At Monegros 2004, 12pm (Original Mix) [Suara]
02 – I Am Bam – The One (Original Mix) [suara]
03 – Uto Karem, Gaston Zani – Mind Capture (Original Mix) 
04 – Giovanni Carozza, JNO – Need To Listen (Original Mix) [Suara]
05 – Gaston Zani – Sound Barrier (Original Mix) [EI8HT]
06 – Gaston Zani – Something 4 Your Mind (Original Mix) [EI8HT]
07 – Filterheadz – Motivation (Original Mix) [Agile Recordings]
08 – Gaston Zani – The Way We Like To Raw (Original Mix) [EI8HT]
09 – Kaya DJ, Kemal Vatansever – Symptom (Original Mix) [Say What?]
10 – Gaston Zani – ID
11 – Gaston Zani – Beat The Silence (Original Mix) [Octopus]
12 – Uto Karem & Gaston Zani – Perfection (Original Mix) [We Are The Brave] 13 – SRVD – Black On Black (Gaston Zani Remix)
14 – Embargo – Embargo (Club Mix)