When it comes to deep, ethereal iterations of electronic music, ZONE+ is a bag full of tricks. Following an impressive run of career releases on the likes of Anjunadeep, All Day I Dream and Akbal over the past few years, the hotly-tipped Bahraini DJ and producer now announces his long awaited debut on MDLBEAST’s WTR imprint, with the unveiling of his remarkable new single, Forever.
Landing on the burgeoning Saudi label for his eagerly anticipated inaugural outing, the exquisite single-sided package represents an incredible showcase in dynamic, organic house music from one of the most exciting, in-form producers in electronic music today. A strikingly nuanced cut, replete with polyphonic textures, multifaceted rhythms and a chugging groove that bolsters the record across its eight-minute duration, ZONE+ delivers in spades once again, penetrating the soul with his warm tones and exemplary use of timbre.
— Hey Zeyad, what’s up? How are you today?
Hey all great, how are you?
— What’s life like in Bahrain right now?
It’s easy, chill, people are warm and friendly, great food.
— Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m a DJ/producer from Bahrain, founder of soundscapes events, Electric Dreams record label, have released on All Day I Dream, Anjunadeep and now WTR.
— How did you get into the world of music?
Music was always a big part of my life and I’m sure for everyone it’s therapeutic as it should be. with our network from our early soundscapes event started to get noticed by big labels and the and the rest is history
— We’ve got your amazing new release ‘Forever’ on repeat. Can you talk to us more about this record?
I was watching one of my anime shows, next thing I know I’m sitting down making music. It’s a very personal moment that can’t really be explained as its a natural thing
— Going back to your early partying days, can you tell us when you fell in love with electronic music?
When the DJ locks the groove and looks like a master of puppets in a good way and the energy of the room is at the highest level
— What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
Playing the music that I make and watching the reaction and the smiles of the crowd. Priceless.
— And what do you struggle with the most?
Trying to be the best at what I make and making sound great which will always be a struggle as it makes me always want to learn and grow
— Looking forwards, do you have any specific goals or objectives you would like to achieve this year?
Traveling and playing at places I haven’t been before , Canada , South America , India
— Finally, do you have any other projects coming up soon that you’d like to share with us?
An EP in October on Saisons (Kora label)
ZONE+ – Forever is out now via WTR.