Archive for March, 2010

Going Live with DJ Zanni

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Dallas, TX – March 15, 2010 – Dallas based company CAZM Productions is pleased to announce the much anticipated website launch of this site.

Final Cut Studio of Dallas was selected by CAZM Productions to bring a fresh perspective to their online presence for DJ Christian Zanni… and did they ever! The goal was to provide real time information with a slick and clean site for fans and listeners and Final Cut Studio nailed it! Final Cut started by assisting with DJ Christian Zanni’s logo. From then on, it was a match made in Heaven!

When asked how he felt about the new site, Zanni said “I really feel that the folks at Final Cut Studio truly took the time to embrace my vision and exceeded my expectations. They have a real creative understanding and this is one of the reasons why I chose to retain their services on this major undertaking. I look forward to the continued partnership with them.”

DJ Christian Zanni currently resides in Dallas where he holds multiple residencies. He is a seasoned musician/producer/DJ with a style that reflects the fluid sounds of progressive, deep, tech and electro house.

Contact:
Amy McKie – Publicist and Manager
CAZM Productions
(214) 802-7977
amy@cazmproductions.com
www.cazmproductions.com

Diciembre

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

01. Cubicle (Original Mix) :: Gunnar Stiller
02. Aurora (Bomb Records) – Mike Salta Remix :: David Alvarado
03. Tranzit (Original Mix) :: Dave Redline
04. Faith (Manou De Jean Remix) :: Bach & Scherl
05. Prog 100 (Original Mix – RR Edit) :: Torro Remote
06. Free Your Mind (Original Mix) :: JunkDNA
07. Destination (Original Mix) :: Kobbe and Natalino Nunes feat. Mar-C
08. Spiral Trauma feat. Jakob Rullhusen on Guitar :: Fady Ferraye
09. These Are The Days (Quivver Dub) :: Quivver
10. Kadett :: Jan van Lier
11. The Sky Above (David Alterago Remix) :: Tranzition
12. Tough Cookie (Chris Nemmo Remix) :: Jabelee Cartel
13. Fact of the Matter :: Leama & Moor
14. Changed (Gabriel and Dresden Remix) :: Ozgur Can

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U:Move Mixtape 22 Podcast

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

1. Oxia :: Sun Step
2. Pig and Dan Feat. Jaime Rossello :: Inner Vision
3. Morgan Page:: The Longest Road feat. Lissie (Deadmau5 Remix)
4. Cafe del Mar :: Energy 52 (Deadmau5 Remix)
5. Snake Sedrick :: First Lie (Solar Sun Remix)
6. Michael & Leavan :: Distant Closeness (Elfsong Remix)
7. Damian Lazarus :: Spinnin’ (Sasha Remix)
8. Diogo Ribeiro :: Kavuki (Remix)
9. Arque :: No Regret (Original Mix)
10. Andrea Doria, LXR aka Lutzenkirchen :: Beauty Of Silence (Inpetto Remix)
11. Miss Kittin & The Hacker :: Hometown
12. OrenAi :: Uncanny (Jontron Remix)

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Malfuria

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

1. Summer Wind (Soundstorm Remix) :: Hokkaido
2. 1983 (Eric Prydz Remix) :: Paolo Mojo
3. Mr. Greg :: Aris + Allis
4. Four Quarter (Grube & Hovsepian Remix) :: J-Soul
5. Changing State :: David Kaseta
6. DeLorean (Noel Sanger Remix) :: Cerf and Mitiska pres. Flux Capacitor
7. Do You Like Bass (BLENdbRANK Mix) :: Felguk
8. A Prayer Beneath (Red Eyed Sneakers Remix) :: El Greco
9. Drug Music (Toolroom) – Will Bailey’s Dirty Carnival Mix :: Mark Knight
10. Zero (Original Mix) :: Simon & Shaker
11. Thou Shalt Always Kill :: Dan Le Sac, Scroobius Pip
12. You Drive Me Crazy (Yellow Drill Remix) :: London Calling

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Absinthe Lounge Presents // DJ Christian Zanni & DJ Tracy Bollig // 03.27.2010

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Aside from the music provided by these two DJs, the evening will also serve as a photo shoot for DJ Zanni’s new website. Please bring your friends, families, coworkers, not your pets, and any living soul out this night! Make sure to bring your dancing shoes!

Tracy Bollig: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

Guest DJ Tracy Bollig (Kansas City, MO) comes to perform in Dallas for the second time. Long time friend and musical counterpart of DJ Zanni, Tracy brings a methodical and melodic approach to his sets. Inspired by the techno and tech house movement – he brings a deep and dark aural fix.

Christian Zanni: 12:00 am – 2:00 am

The resident DJ canvasses the evening with a rhythmically fused wave of nasty beats and dirty melodies intertwined on a platform of good ol’ house.

Where do we go from here?

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The life of a DJ is much different than that of a musician. I know because that’s where I started… I remember picking up a guitar back in the early 90s. Not sure why I did. Maybe it was to get chicks. Maybe it was the little creative world I could crawl into at the time. To revel in my teen angst. That seemed to be the trend. Maybe I thought I could rise up to the heights of artists like U2, REM, Pearl Jam to mention a few. I’m not sure what it was, but I do know I have always loved music and that’s why I love DJing.

DJing has brought me a different level of appreciation of music. Some say there’s no creative effort in mixing other people’s work. The truth is the art exists in making others enjoy the moment you’re channeling those tunes on the dance floor. The reality is I could sit here and over analyze everything I do, but at the end of the day the music is about us and the way we connect with one another. I think that’s what I lost when I was playing live.

At the age of 16 I was already working in a professional studio with a buddy of mine. We never planned to get to that point. We just wanted to play, have fun and write music. The great thing we shared was the chemistry, the music, the lyrics, the production. It’s hard to describe – but there was a true ebb and flow to it. I can honestly say that dream isn’t dead. I think we will have the opportunity to work on new material down the road!

The reason I say DJing is so different to me is because I don’t want the glory. I don’t want the attention – a bit contradictory writing this in a blog – seeing that blogs are somewhat of a self-propelled soap box – but anyway… I want the attention drawn to the quality of music that is constantly produced by artists that are unlikely to ever have their music played. I too hope to produce a level of quality that can be equally matched by the producers I currently support. That is the echelon of this industry. I used to think that DJs were the cream… but the reality is and after a good conversation with Chris Fortier one day – he said to make it in this business you have to be able to produce tracks to get noticed. It’s evident… you can see it in people like DeadMau5, BT, Sasha and Charlie May.

No one wants to hear crap. I do hope anyone who ever catches a set of mine can have the decency of telling me I’m having an off night or it’s simply crap. I owe it to you all to make sure that I never do that.

Can’t wait to see you all out on the dance floor soon!

My toys… and NEWEST toy!

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Some of you are wondering what set up I currently have. Aside from my MacBook Pro, which powers Traktor Pro I’m currently running my live sets through an Allen & Heath Xone:92 mixer. My sound devices consist of running everything through a Digidesign MBox2 Pro for recording in the studio and the Audio8 by Native Instruments. Studio playback is through KRK monitors and all live performances are done through JBL JRX 125 and 518S.

Well the newest addition to the technical family is the recently released midi controller Kontrol X1 made by Native Instruments. For more info on the controller please take a look at http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10458502-1.html.

The greatest thing about this instrument is that it truly provides a new level functionality to DJing. I had purchased the FaderFox DJ2 over a year ago. The micromodul has been hand engineered to work with Ableton Live and Traktor.