| Slam | XaCT | Klengmann
| Nathan Oye | Herton
| I-SON & SYNS
After two months of vacation we will have the pleasure to open the new season with SLAM! It is on the powerful and energetic techno of this well known British duo that we will present you the new look of our venue.
Expect great changes and surprises in pure ZODIAK style!
DOORSALE : 12€ > 1AM > 15€
ZODIAK - 10 Kaasmarkt 1000 Brussels
> 5 min from Central Station, 3 steps from Grand Place
> Min. age: +21 // LGBT+ ♥ // ZERO tolerance on harassment
> Free cloakroom & toilets
| MAIN ROOM
| Slam (Soma Records)
Slam (aka Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle) are a tour de force on the global techno circuit. Their unique, six deck, back-to-back DJ performances have seen the duo play leading clubs and festivals across the world. They are renowned for both their experience and their powerful, contemporary sound.
They are co-owners of Glasgow's Riverside Festival, and also host the legendary Maximum Pressure warehouse parties, which showcase the best emerging local talent alongside some of the most established names in international techno.
Their iconic Soma Records label boasts in excess of 600 releases, hosting Mcmillan and Meikle's own productions and many of today's most cutting-edge techno artists.
The last few years have seen some of the duo's most prolific studio output as they continue to innovate and keep things moving forward, most recently with the release of their experimental full length record Athenæum 101. In addition, Slam have also remixed tracks from the likes of Planetary Assault Systems, Clouds, Dax J, Damon Wild, Richie Hawtin, and Truncate, to name just a few.
Slam also host one of Techno's most respected weekly podcasts, Slam Radio, which has now surpassed over 300 episodes. The show allows the duo to demonstrate their conviction to creating and promoting music and vibes that provide an antidote to the mainstream by inviting fellow artists from the vibrant Techno scene, from obscure names to current trailblazers.
| Nathan Oye (Echoes _)
Most creative souls find many different ways to express themselves, and this is no truer than of the modern musician. Operating out of Brussels/Berlin with a dizzying list of projects and ventures to his name, Nathan Øye is one such individual who satisfies his artistic appetite by keeping very busy indeed.
Born and raised in the Belgian capital, Oye has long been an active figure in the city’s electronic music scene, and his lifetime devotion to the beat manifests itself in a string of notable performances, commissions and releases that complement his years of promotion and organization.
In order to satisfy his appreciation of smaller club nights, Oye has also started Echoes_ as a label showcase-focused which allows collectives of DJs and live acts to express themselves amongst likeminded company. The focus at these events is on hypnotic minimal techno & house in a reflection of the style Oye prefers to employ as a DJ.
Recently relocated to Berlin to focus more on his music production, he just released his debut EP on his own Echoes_ imprint.
Oye also works as a solo producer on projects not bound by the demands of a night club dancefloor, having been approached to compose music for contemporary dance performances to be used in video clips as well as on stage. It has provided the ideal platform for him to express his more experimental tendencies while drawing on his experience in the deepest corners of modern techno.
From jamming to composing, DJing to promoting, it’s hard to keep up with the many strings to Nathan Øye’s bow. It’s easier to trust in the quality of the work he is involved with, however, he is entertaining you on any given occasion.
| XaCT (ZODIAK / TECH ME OUT !)
Brussels-based DJ, main resident at ZODIAK since 2016. XaCT likes mixing many styles during his marathon sets.
From from heavy techno to micro house, his performances are like a road movie at top speed, in which the plot keeps you in suspense until the outcome.
| Klengmann (Blackwallrecord / ZODIAK)
Yannick was born in France in the early 80's and grew up in Geneva. In the late 90's, he got into Chicago house and listened to djs such as David Morales from New York and Carl Cox from UK. He later discovered the "Sound Of Detroit" through the cult anthem "The Aztec Mystic - Knights Of The Jaguar”, produced by Dj Rolando. A child of house music from the ninghties, Yannick owns a large collection of music whose driving force is a constant search for original sounds. His first work came to life in 2000 inspired by video games, and 2 years later he started working on Reason with his cousin during a holiday in the south of France.
In 2009 in Geneva, he launched his first professional musical project, the Teknologik label, with his long-time friends Romano & Vincent. When he then moved to Brussels in 2011, Yannick set up his own label BlackWallRecord with his friend Fabrice Wilkin with an aim to develop the local techno scene. It was around that time that 'Klengmann' the producer first entered the scene, and started sharing his own productions. In 2012 he produced his first album "Like A Puff Of Air" as well as several remixes on Teknologik and BlackWallRecord.
Klengmann’s music takes from a wide array of techno genres from dark or melancholic to happy, while some are more straightforward minimal dancefloor tracks with a groovy bass and traditional beats. In 2014 Klengmann will embark on a new suite of projects with the signing of an EP on De-Generation in Italy, and a remix on Perception Corp in Brazil.
| Herton (ZODIAK)
Born in Kinshasa, Herton came to Brussels 11 years ago.
He discovered the local scene through The Wood nightclub where he made his debut as a Dj on new years eve 2016.
After a few years digging into more alternative genres such as drum and bass, Herton sets his mind on minimal and techno, making those two genres the base of his musical aesthetic.
But it all comes to fruition in 2018 when he officially joins the programing team at ZODIAK nightclub in brussels where he also has a residency. During his sets, Herton shares a mix of mysterious moods and balanced patterns, who will projecting you to hip-pop from rock even jazz, while immersing yourself in a captivating atmosphere , that make it very hard to leave the dancefloor and keeps you going until the late morning hours !
| I-SON (Catch My Bass)
Grime ambassador from Brussels, I-SON delivers straight uk culture. He is in charge of Catch My Bass events & All About Grime radio show.
| SYNS (CatchMy Bass)