Raw at Jiro KL presents Eric Volta (DE) & Zig Zach (SG) on 2 February. Cosmic, psychedelic and extraordinary, Eric Volta’s music is as far out as the man behind it. The architect responsible for one of 2013’s biggest records – ‘Love Your Illusion’ has a unique story to tell. One that is backed with years of hard work and a humbling attitude that has invited people and circumstances into his journey that has led to this moment.
In literature a ‘volta’ is the moment in a sonnet when everything changes – where the writer turns full circle, switching viewpoint. Without intention, this is the path Volta has naturally chosen to walk and in doing so, has created onto himself something quite unique.
Volta is often looked at as someone who thinks outside the box. He is a native Londoner who grew up travelling, spending the first 20 years of his life wandering through Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. His varied upbringing and multi cultured exposure helped to fuel his diverse artistic and musical curiosity.
Not one for shameless self-promotion, he had a clever approach and spent his first 2 years of djing around London asking to remain anonymous on line-ups. It was with this attitude that he was invited to be a resident for one of London’s most respected underground Sunday daytime parties – lo*kee. He joins lo*kee for a few shows hosting room 3 at Fabric, London.
It’s this very nature of no self-promotion and relying on the strength of his productions, that Volta made his production debut on Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird by climbing out of the demo pile through a Soundcloud submission, saying that he merely wanted to send Von Stroke a track that he would just like to play.
It is with this frame of mind that Volta has sought out to build musical relationships with other producers and musicians. Having an ‘open door’ attitude to allowing himself to meet and have jams with many musicians in his Berlin studio.
Diving into the depths of his conscious and sub-conscious mind is what Volta is all about. Pushing his endurance in the studio to reach a state of mind that is fragile and void of inhibition. The results are productions that are honest, clever, elegant, grand and yet understated in their achievement.
Professional Muay Thai fighter by day; DJ by night. Zig Zach, better known for his Muay Thai fighting skills as a contestant on the international hit reality TV series, “The Contender Asia”, started DJing as a hobby that quickly turned into a second career.
His bookings have grown from strength to strength, he is regularly playing in Singapore for top venues like The Vault, Ku De Ta, Tanjong Beach Club and Lucha Loco, and in Bali at the prestigious W Hotel, Metis Restaurant, Cocoon Beach Club & Maria Magdalena.
He is known for his versatility and talent to adapt his music to suit different venues without ever compromising his style: Deep house, nu-disco, tech-house, minimal with a dash of techno. From chilled out sunset sessions to the late night after party, his sets will take you on a journey.
Zig Zach has warmed up for international acts such as Felix Da Housecat, James Talk, Dinky (Visionquest/Cocoon) Oliver Deutschmann (Resident:Panorama Bar), UK Legend Seb Fontaine, US House Legend Marshall Jefferson, Ashley Casselle , Dale Anderson, Amnesia Ibiza’s residents: Les Schmitz and Mar-T, & Burning Man Festival’s Benjamin Alexander.
His mixtapes have reached thousands of international listeners as they were selected and featured on popular radio stations like Sweat Lodge Radio (Berlin), Innervisions Radio (UK) & Proton Radio (US). A fighter to look out for in the ring and a DJ to check out when he's behind the decks!
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