Tuesday, 01 March 2016 16:16

Peter Hooton of The Farm Natters to ZANI

“Liverpool was an industrial town, a poor town. The people fought hard for what they wanted to achieve and there was a hunger there, and that hunger has remained with the musicians.”
Pete Best Original Beatle
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Thursday, 22 October 2015 16:05

Manchester Band Space Monkeys Converse to ZANI

Back in the Atmosphere: Manchester band Space Monkeys talk Tony Wilson, influences and LP, The Daddy of them All.
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Pump Up The Volume is a three part history on the development of electronic dance music.
Published in Video of the Week


1990 documentary about dance music culture, particularly that happening in Ibiza in and around Cafe Del Mar.
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Thursday, 02 July 2015 17:51

Black Grape Forum London 26th June 2015

It is a summer’s night in Kentish Town north west and there is an edging vibe in the air as the pubs outside the iconic Forum, once known as The Town and Country Club,
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Sunday, 31 May 2015 15:16

Shaun Ryder talks to ZANI

Salford, Greater Manchester, before it became the central home of the BBC, had been a part of England viewed as hostile, deprived, industrial as well as being hugely creative; spawning some major artists and bands that have not only been
successful but also have been highly influential,
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The documentary was originally shown on ITV's World In Action current affairs series and was produced by Granada Television. If you weren't there its defiantly worth the watch.
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Monday, 07 April 2014 16:57

Frankie Knuckles Remembered

FRANKIE KNUCKLES 1.

There are ONLY two words, other than the words themselves, which mean House Music … and those two words are … FRANKIE KNUCKLES.

I first read those two words in a New York Record store in 1987, when I was attending the New Music Seminar, looking for tracks to sign to my 'Urban' label. An up and coming DJ by the name of Paul Oakenfold and myself, were in Vinyl Mania on a midweek early afternoon, listening to
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The Style Council  Modernism A New Decade Paul Weller Mick Talbot ZANI 1.jpg

It is easy to dismiss Weller’s final and rejected album for Polydor, Modernism: A New Decade.  Recorded in 1989 and finally released in 1998, but by then the moment had gone.  Modernism certainly witnessed a huge change in musical direction for Weller, the usual Soul, Pop, Funk and Jazz sound of The Style Council had been replaced by House Music,
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Saturday, 14 January 2012 17:01

A Rock Steady Banter with Dean Thatcher


When ZANI was Positive Energy Of Madness, (PEOM) and we were a club fanzine, Dean Thatcher was a reader first, then a contributor. ZANI/PEOM and Dean became friends, and we could be seen together dancing on speakers or falling off stages. But I doubt if you are interested in our days of nostalgia. The fact remains that Dean was a good DJ, and in days of acid house and the aftermath, became a crowd puller, along with the likes of Danny Rampling, Andy Weatherall, Phil Perry and Steve Proctor, not just down to his choice of music; his stance with The Smiths “How Soon is Now” at Flying was legendary and truly supported the pioneer days of Acid House.
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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

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