Matteo Sedazzari

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.
andrew weathrall zani 1.j

Andy Weatherall and I didn't always see eye to eye until around 1992 when I climbed onto the decks at “Bagley’s Studio's", whilst he was playing. Something then just clicked with us and he agreed to do an interview. An ideal time to speak to Andy as he was leaving the Boys Own fanzine and embarking on various projects.
Saturday, 14 January 2012 16:54

Deep Joy - Archive Interview : From PEOM

deep joy zani 3.


PEOM was always optimistic that live music in the UK would reign again; in a way we were right

Deep Joy the Beautiful Song If any of you read PEOM No 2, you would have noticed that Willie the Wolf stated 1990 will be the year of the band.
Saturday, 14 January 2012 16:48

Danny Rampling - Archive Interview : From PEOM

danny rampling zani 6.1988 was an important year in terms of music and fashion, there was an exciting counter culture emerging, called "Acid House", following in the tradition of Mods of the mid 60's, the hippies of the late 60's and the punks of the 70's, England was buzzing again and there was a media frenzy.

Fashion in the mid 80's, was very conservative and not really saying anything. Then there was a slight flirt with 70's fashion, and all of sudden people were dressing down, jeans, trainers, smiley tee-shirts and bandannas, topped with yells of "acid!" Getting drunk was now not the done thing, there was a new drug in town called Ecstasy; "American House wives choice." And by God, they were good.
Saturday, 14 January 2012 16:46

Dizzie Hites -Archive Interview -From PEOM



dizzie hites zani 1In the winter of 1989, Rap, was not seen as mainstream music and was  still low on radio play lists. However artists like Bomb the Bass with Neneh Cherry with the evocative Buffalo Stance ,  and Mark Moore of S-express were helping to develop the UK urban sound.
In 1988, obscure records were surfacing and doing the rounds on the decks in Acid House/Balearic clubs. Would I find Love by Dizzie Hites was one such record, which  was being played on a regular basis at the clubs which I was frequenting.
 
/oasis  the split  alan mcgee speaks exclusively to zani 6.j


ZANI – It’s just half past midnight and news is slowly slipping through about the Oasis split

Alan McGee  -  It’s like the stones or something,  it is probably because they have been through so much, they just thought they were never going to call it a day.  But I think that the times we are living in, there seems to be a change in consciousness whether they feel it or not, whether it seems to be happening
Thursday, 22 December 2011 13:54

Shout To The Top By Dennis Munday

shout to the top the jam dennis munday zani 3
Dennis Munday’s Paul Weller biography is reminiscent of a Jam seven-inch single. A new song by The Jam was not just another record from the hit parade. It was an event, kids would bunk off school, and workers would phone in sick, just to purchase the newest release from Woking’s finest.
/steve marriott small faces zani 5

There is a strong argument that the best way for the guitarist to learn their favourite song is to play along to the record. However having a useful reference book nearby can only improve their chances.
Thursday, 22 December 2011 10:33

Sometimes In The Morning Simon Wells

simon wells something in the morning matteo sedazzari zani 3

Being a fan of any musical genre, should be a reference point for inspiration. For me, even before I became a teenager and donned my first parka, I could see the power of music had, and it how it can capture an emotion that can enthral and enlighten you.  And it wasn’t The Pistols, The Clash, Blondie not even The Jam, which filled me with ardour. No in fact it was the musical film Grease, from the opener by Frankie Valli to the reprise of Grease, I realised music is a way of life. Moreover to find an album by someone who understands the true passion of music and not driven by greed, resentment and infatuation is so refreshing.

Follow ZANI on Facebook

Follow ZANI on Twitter

 

About Us

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..

 

What We Do

ZANI is an independent online magazine for readers interested in contemporary culture, covering Music, Film & TV, Sport, Art amongst other cultural topics. Relevant to modern times ZANI is a dynamic website and a flagship for creative movement and thinking wherever our readers live in the world.