Stefan ZMK

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ARTIST PROFILE

Name:

Stefan ZMK

From:

Netherlands

Living in:

Netherlands

City:

Rotterdam

Booker:

Cécile Faucillon

MUSIC STYLE


Acid, Tekno, Industrial, Mental Core, Hardtek, Hardcore, Breaks


ARTIST LINKS

Facebook - Soundcloud


About Stefan ZMK

(Obs.Cur, Hit ’n Run, Hangar, Peur Bleue, Zombie Kru, Mackitek, Symbiote)


Exploiting all electronic boundaries, Stefan travels the world to promote his mindbending, uplifting, sonic stories...

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 inspiration for his music. It's 1998 when Stefan started DJ’ing/producing and a year later he teamed up with his friends to start their unique brand of free-party: ZMK Soundsystem.

Around 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 instantly sold out. Stefan has performed at countless events all over Europe, promoting the dutch unique blend of acid, tekno, hardtek and hardcore. Over the years Stefan’s style really started to develop and the integration of different styles (breakbeats, industrial, techno, rave) became more and more evident. Stefan's mixing is precise, fast and without comprimise. And his sound is always dark, progressive, emotive and captivating. With over 17 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. From 2010 his tracks began to develop an unique mental en industrial flavour, and were picked up by all sorts of labels, such as: Obs.Cur, Hit ’n Run, Hangar, Peur Bleue, Mackitek and Symbiote. And with the rise of technology, Stefan has found the tools to incorporate all that is good in electronic music into his uplifting mindbending cross genre sets. Thus, he has gained the reputation for smoothly switching between contrasting styles, using obscure elements, turntablism, custom remixes and the freshest beats available. What was considered to be impossible, now sits waiting at his fingertips! Are you ready?



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
- Unfinished Monkey Records ‎004 2xCD 2013 with Sk!p, Ed Cox and more...
- Hit ‘n Run Music 001 12″ 2013 with Li-Z, Cursed Legion and Jacob Inhuman
- Zombie Kru 3009 12″ 2013 with ZMK Soundsystem
- Hangar 003 12" 2015 with Frixion Fanatic, The Relic & Hidden Rooms and Raoul Radical
- Mackitek HS 009 12" 2016 with Sevenum Six and Keja&Kan10

Belgian Radioshow Uur Obscuur poll 2011:
1st place: best foreign DJ 2011: Stefan ZMK
4th place: best track: Stefan ZMK "Predator" (Obs.Cur 008/2011)

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