Stefan ZMK

“Expect a set without comprimise, that will send shivers through any underground die-hard” – Zodiak Commune
 
‘Exploiting all electronic boundaries, Stefan travels the world to promote his mindbending, uplifting, sonic stories’
 
Belgian Radioshow Uur Obscuur poll 2011:
1st place: best foreign DJ 2011: Stefan ZMK
4th place: best track played at UurObscuur: Stefan ZMK “Predator” (Obs.Cur 008/2011)
 
DJ/Producer/Promoter since 1998. Too young to enter the clubs, Stefan did so anyway. Scouting all the mainstream electronic scenes at an age of 15, Stefan absorbed all the styles he could find. At age 16 he discovered the dutch free-party scene and it was here where Stefan found the ultimate setting for his music.

It’s 1998 when Stefan started DJing/producing and a year later he teamed up with his friends to start their unique brand of free-party: ZMK Soundsystem. In 2000 Stefan was already a notorious vinyl collector and he was one of the members to start the ZMK record label, which contributed even more to ZMK’s european succes. Stefan’s tracks were featured on the first 2 EP’s, which sold out within several months. Stefan has performed at countless free-parties all over Holland and Europe, promoting the dutch unique brand of acid, hardtek and hardcore.

Over the years Stefan has not forgotten his roots, and the integration of different styles (breakbeats, electro, techno, rave) became more and more evident. While his style really started to develop, his number of solo-bookings at clubs and parties exploded, including most mayor venues in Holland and touring through Europe regulary. With over 15 years of experience, he is considered to be the most booked dutch DJ of the free-party movement.

But his development does not stop there. With the rise of Ableton Live and Traktor Scratch, Stefan has found the tools to incorporate all that is good in electronic music into his mindbendig sets. Mixing obscure elements, custom remixes with the freshest beats available, digital and analog. What was considered to be impossible, now sits waiting at his fingertips! Are you ready?

“My mixing is about creating deep atmosphere mixed with uplifting energy. The styles i like to fuse are Acidcore, Hardtechno, Mental hardcore, Industrial, IDM/Breaks and a hint of Rave. To enhance the fusion i create my own custom edits of old tracks and the occasional mashups.”

 

Gear:

  • 2 (or 3) technics Sl 1200′s
  • mixer
  • Macbook Pro with Traktor Scratch Pro 2
  • Novation Dicer Midicontrollers
  • Korg Nano Kontrol Midicontroller

Discography

  • ZMK 001 12″ 2000 with ZMK Soundsystem
  • ZMK 002 12″ 2001 with ZMK Soundsystem
  • Symbiote 001 2×12″ 2010 with Dissolvement, Phantomlab and Win
  • Obs.Cur 008 12″ 2011 with Sifres
  • Peur Bleue 011 12″ 2012 solo release
  • Zombie Kru 3008 12″ 2012 with ZMK Soundsystem
  • Mackitek HS 003 12″ 2012 with Mr. Gasmask, Sifres and Keja
  • Mackitek HS 005 12″ 2012 with Sevenum Six and Keja&Kan10
  • Hit ‘n Run Music 001 12″ 2013 with Li-Z, Cursed Legion and Jacob Inhuman
  • Zombie Kru 3009 12″ 2013 with ZMK Soundsystem