A technical wizard and with a love of all things sci-fi, James Zabiela is at the forefront of new DJ/production talent smashing the glass ceiling of the global superstars. He’s played to a room full of suited Japanese businessmen when showcasing Pioneer’s latest equipment, in front of 60,000 people in South America and just about every imaginable situation in-between. From the beginnings of winning a bedroom DJ competition to Sasha personally signing James to his UK DJ agency Excession, things have skyrocketed.
Armed with his fully loaded laptop, effects units, CDs and other box of tricks, James has created his own place on the scene. He holds residencies at Space-Ibiza and Pacha-New York and had successful compilations released on Renaissance as well as EPs and singles. Following the success of his previous singles, ‘Robophobia’ and ‘Weird Science’, Zabiela released his latest single ‘Human’ in July 2007. In February 2007, Zabiela teamed up with Nic Fanciulli to create One One, a 2xCD mix compilation featuring stellar track selections as well as new songs produced by Zabiela and Fanciulli. With the likes of Sasha, Royksopp and Depeche Mode calling upon him for remixes, Zabiela’s 2006 re-rub of “Seal Clubbing” by Charlie May vs Sasha spent several weeks at #1 in both the Beatport and DJ Download sales charts.
In 2007 he was awarded the Best British DJ at the DJ Mag Best British DJ Awards and ranked #17 in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll. James Zabiela will release a new 4 track EP of all original material titled Perseverance EP on 10 December 2007.