Exclusive Interview: Zone+

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.

Hi Zeyad and welcome to House Music With Love. Where are we speaking to you from today?

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tell us a little bit about your background, and how you came to be a producer.

I always wanted to play every instrument in the band, so when a friend of mine introduced me to music production softwares, I fell in love and never stopped making music. Ever since I’ve been growing my sound.

Who have been your biggest supporters in your career so far?

My best friends

What have you been up to so far in 2022?

Making more music with new techniques I recently learnt

What inspires you the most when making music? How do you stay inspired?

There are many things that inspire me and not necessary any music related it can be anything from human interactions to nature , to old school R&B

You’ve released on the likes of All Day I Dream, Anjunadeep and now WTR. How does it feel releasing with such revered imprints? Do you have to pinch yourself sometimes?

Totally definitely it feels surreal and fulfilled and it was always because I love making music and never had a goal to release on any labels, its great feeling

What is the best venue you have played and why?

Every venue has its special touch but for me it’s the crowd for sure that makes the gig great, Naming a few MDLBEAST, Soundscapes, Kater Blau Berlin and All day I dream parties

If you could put on your own show anywhere in the world, where would it be and who would you have join you on the lineup?

Burning Man, with all the local DJs in our region

What is coming up next in the world of ZONE+?

A lot of new fresh music

Where is the best place to stay up to date with you?

My Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Instagram.

Thanks for chatting to us today Zeyad! Hope to see you soon. 

Thanks for the time, likewise