About the concept:
Here is the one hundred and eleventh instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.
The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.
So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers. or released on a label (and its sublabels. and creates a nice mix from it.
Find links to all instalments at our overview. Today we present you Achat’ mix of stuff produced by Znzl.
Achat is a DJ and producer based in Berlin.
Due to his urban origins in Frankfurt and Stuttgart, he has been influenced by the city life and has therefore quickly become enthusiastic about technical and electronic music and the respective scene.
Since his father also had a successful career as a DJ at a young age, he quickly developed a taste for his own sound production and compositions.
Over the years he evolved a unique experimental sound, evoked through dark percussions, wild Hi-Hats and diverse arrangements, inspired by brute industrial techno and Berlin Breakbeat Parties.
Producer and familiar with turntables since his early teenage years, Znzl took inspiration from many genres to forge his techno.
Insatiable and eternally unsatisfied, he is always looking for new paths, creating a unique vibe, be it in intimistic venues or big warehouses. In a constant connection with the people, one will often see him jumping behind the decks, taking them on a journey from dark shamanic soundscapes to blissful moments of happiness.
Willing to help the others, he created and curated Level 32 podcasts pushing new talents to the front of the scene. He also took part in the creation and development of labels such as Wrongnotes, Messe Noire until he funded Demian Records with NN and Soundness Properties.
With a third EP released early 2020, the imprint intends to lay the fondations of a new genre, at the crossroads of cinematic and industrial techno. One of the field of expression of Znzl, whose productions had been in the line of sight of Ancient Methods, I Hate Models, Perc, Tommy Four Seven, to name only a few.
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“Achat plays Znzl”
Achat About His Choice:
I decided to play French Artist Znzl in this ABC plays XYZ Episode, since he takes much inspiration out of his work and thinks that this guy is massively underrated.
Also, after receiving tips on mixing and sounddesign by Znzl, Achat wanted to give something back with this Set.
01. Znzl – Indigo Shades
02. Znzl – Abject Weaponry
03. Znzl – The Missing Channel
04. Znzl – Subrays Of Density
05. Znzl – Forgotten Shores
06. Znzl – Wetiko
07. Znzl – It Was All Written
08. Znzl – Excavate
09. Znzl – Mainframe Core
10. Znzl – Surgical Strike
11. Znzl – Fun Facts About Space
12. Znzl – Pathfinder
13. Znzl – Vacuum Inner Self
14. Znzl – Range Of Realities
15. Znzl – Jalil 4
16. Mudsmok – Aftermath (Znzl Remix)
17. Ho99o9 – Face Tatt (Znzl Edit)
Znzl’s “Zero-Point Energy EP” on Routine Records
She Saw The Future EP” on Demian Records
compilation “Surge Of Power II” w/ Znzl track on Märked
compilation “Al-Ibtihal” w/ Znzl track on Rhadâb
Znzl’ remix of DRIADA’s “Travushka”