Noa beach club – Zrće Croatia 03.07.2014
James Zabiela Croatia Zrce beach Island Pag Novalja – Noa beach club
Two years ago, James Zabiela popped his Balearic cherry by warming up for Sasha at the place the island calls Inside At Space. Wowing the crowd – and We Love boss Darren Hughes – with two hours of snappy, synth-fixated, breakbeat action – it was a defining moment in his DJ career. Two years later, he’s now the club’s new bi-weekly resident. It’s official. Now “that’s” what I call progression.
James’ career so far has been stratospheric to say the least. After winning Muzik Magazine’s Bedroom Bedlam competition with a string of well-placed mix tapes in 2000, he went on to win the award for Best Bedroom Bedlam DJ at The Muzik Awards one year later. Swiftly snapped up by Sasha’s Excession agency a few weeks later, he spent the next year taking on Eastern Europe, Australia, South America and the US of A (“more fanatical than anywhere else in the world”) while still finding time to record well-received CDs for Groovetech, Hooj and unleash a string of fine remixes along the way. Royksopp, Virgin Souls and End Recordings artist Dave Breannan have all been under the Zabiela scalpel – and more are on their way. (Fact Two: Sunday Best boss Rob Da Bank declared Jay-Z’s work on ‘Remind Me’ to be his favourite re-rub of the year… aside from the factor five on Salinas Beach that one time of course.)