M-Zone has to be the most influential underground hard trance DJ of the nineties…. and seen as “hard trance” only came about in the nineties – people are right to refer to him as “the godfather of hard trance”
it was M-Zones banging, uplifting + uptempo beats that caught Mark Eg’s ear in the mid nineties and made Mark EG become one of the most recognised hard trance DJ’s around the world. Now they have both played all over the world and have many followers and I’m sure always will….. M-Zones music will live forever. M-Zone started his career late in 1991 at the now legendary Doncaster Warehouse. He steadily built in reputation and skill, quickly becoming known for his upfront style. Originally playing Italian Piano-House, M-Zone began playing Trance and hard house a few years later, and was soon well known as a figure of some influence within the UK (And quite possibly the European) Hard Trance and Hard House scene. Indeed, as he became established as the main resident (And unofficial manager to some extent) of Doncaster Warehouse, he began to book the DJ’s that were making the records he played, the big names of European Hard Trance. The years 1994 and 1995 were big years for M-Zone, not only did he begin Residencies at Dizstruxshon and Uprising (Two of the Norths biggest raves), he also introduced the UK to Bonzai Records, by booking they’re first UK Live performance at the Warehouse, and later bringing Up and Coming German Hard Trance DJ Timo Maas to play in the UK for the first time at the warehouse.
Toward the end of 1995, he also founded his UK44 Records collective (Which included labels UK44, Forever Forward, Teach Yourself Techno and DW Records). The first releases on each label were immediate hits and UK44, Forever Forward and Teach Yourself Techno became important labels in the UK Hard Trance scene for the next couple of years.
It was at this time that M-Zone was becoming the DJ he is today, playing across the UK, Europe and Canada, spreading his style across our planet, each time returning with something new, and more importantly Different. Since then, The UK44 record label has ceased to exist, the warehouse closed and M-Zone has launched a new project, Warning Records. He continues to be one of the foremost DJ’s in the Hard Trance circuit and has been responsible for progressing the scene to the extent its at today, always seeming to stay one step ahead of today’s commercial scene. Whatever may happen in the future, M-Zone will no doubt remain a name to watch…..
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