TEKA.underground Level Two = SABB & ZENBI
Opening Sounds By Chris Nitti
Round Two of TEKA.underground sees the much anticipated return of SABB to the Lima DJ booth. Few DJs or producers inspire an entire genre with their style alone. SABB (Sabri Kastrati) has single handedly done just that. Hailing from the capitol of Kosovo, Prishtina, his Deep-Techy-Tribal-Hypnotic
▶ SABB - kosovo
sk supreme records, noir music, great stuff
You can find many of Sabb's releases on some of the most respected and major underground electronic labels such as Audiomatique Recordings, Noir Music, Great Stuff Recordings, Defected, Toolroom Records, Cr2, Definitive, MBF, Connaisseur, Stealth Rec, Monique Musique, Nervous just to name a few.
The last few months have been very busy for Sabb, seeing him remixing artists like Pleasurekraft, Wally Lopez, Chris Lake, Carlo Lio, Saeed Younan, Wehbba, Gary Beck, Supernova and Hector Couto, to name a few. Only a year after beginning his production career, Sabb's first record release, "Dead Corps," landed immediately on top 100 Beatport charts and was released on his own label, SK Supreme Records, as did his last 2 Original Releases. "Nasty Girl" released on Great Stuff Recordings jumped to #8 on the Tech House Charts and his "Cowbell Talk" released on his own imprint SK Supreme Records reached #32 and had several plays by Tanzmann & Squillace, Marco Carola, Luciano, Wally Lopez and many more. He also peaked twice at #2 on the Beatport Deep House Charts with "Sax On Wax" and his Summer of 2010 hit, "Ballkanika." The "Ballkanika" release also featured a remix by Mendo (which peaked at #3 on Beatport Tech House Charts) and has been licensed for Toolroom Knights and mixed by Mark Knight.
Whether in a beach party in the United States or in a nightclub in Europe, Sabb's versatile DJ sets are fueled by spontaneous and subtle nuances, specifically aimed at the venue and crowd at the moment.
▶ ZENBI - dc
great stuff, toolroom records, zenbi recordings
ZENBI’s signature ‘Good & Beautiful’ sound [Zenbi translates as Good and Beautiful in Japanese] has evolved into an infectious blend of sexy house, tech house, latin, and tribal grooves.
On the road, ZENBI has packed crowds from Boston to Budapest, Milan to Miami, and performed at major dance music festivals including BPM, Miami Music Week, Winter Music Conference, Groove Cruise, SodaPop Milano, and ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). At home, Zenbi holds monthly residencies at two of the premier house clubs in the US: Lima in Washington DC and Rumor in Philadelphia – where he shares a rotation with the likes of Chus & Ceballos, Morgan Page, Saeed Younan, and Oscar G. In addition, ZENBI is a resident of electronic music event production company AOE, where he has performed at large scale events with acts including Aviici, Alesso, Bingo Players, etc.
The past year has brought a whirlwind of success for ZENBI’s studio works, which have caught the ears of a Who's Who list of labels including Skint, Hotfingers, Great Stuff, Twisted, Vendetta, Disc Doctor, Low Kik, SK Supreme, among others. A handful of ZENBI releases have graced the Beatport Top Ten – including Stefano Noferini’s remix of Double Trouble, which claimed the number one position on the Tech House charts for over a month.
ZENBI’S releases have received massive support from an ever-increasing list of talented producers including Moby, Mark Knight, Marco Carola, Stefano Noferini, Roger Sanchez, Umek, Danny Tenaglia, Wally Lopez, David Herrero, Erick Morillo, Dubfire, Paco Osuna, David Penn, Satoshi Tomiie, and Uner (to name a few!).
▶ CHRIS NITTI - dc
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