Ever since Seb first discovered electronic music in 1994, he has evolved right through many elements of the underground scene.
He has forged a strong house and techno sound since establishing himself as a resident at Fuse, however, echoes of a more raw sound still permeates his music to devastating effect.
A true raver himself, he has a natural affinity with the dance floor, which he uses intelligently to build a connection, and then taking the crowd deep into his own sound and space.
His Labels F&Z and Seven Dials, gain huge support from the house & techno scene, as have his own releases, and remixes on labels such as Fuse, Play It Say It, Edible, Four Thirty-Two, ORIGINS, Rawax, & Kaos Theory. Being a firm crowd favourite at Fuse events has seen him play at some of the worlds most renowned clubs, and gain residency at Amnesia Ibiza with Fuse & Hyte.
2020 so far sees Seb Zito pushing his Seven Dials brand further, a new release on Hot Creations, and a debut album dropping later this year…
Balance Selections Q+A
My last 3 releases:
Seb Zito – Nut in my Mouth [Hot Creations]
Seb Zito – UKG G [Seven Dials]
Frankel & Harper – Dread [Council Work]
What music did you listen too as a child?
I Listened to pretty much everything, my parents would play Bob Marley, Prince, The Who, Genesis, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson etc…. I also got into bands like Oasis, and Ocean Colour Scene.
When was the first time that you realized that you liked electronic music?
Pirate radio back in the day was my introduction to electronic music. Stations like Kool FM, Mission FM, Freek FM, Ice FM, were all stations I listened to as a kid.
When was the first time you saw a DJ in a club?
Funny enough I was chatting to an old friend and one of the first raves was a Slammin’ Vinyl night at Bagleys, I wasn’t really into Jungle but it was one of very few clubs I could get into.
Which producers/artists/acts inspire you?
As producers I think Four Tet, and Ricardo Villalobos are up there as the best in terms of sound. For DJ’s Pedro has always impressed me, and I also love his classical take on his Fabric mix. DJ EZ, and Fonti from Heartless Crew were my idols growing up in London and they still impress me to this day whenever I hear them play. I also really love the originators of Grime, Wiley, D Double, Kano, Ghetts etc. The foundations they set for the new wave of UK artists is incredible and they all still sound the best to me when it comes to lyrical ability.
What was the last album that you downloaded/bought?
The release was J Hus- Big Conspiracy. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d enjoy it because his style of rapping on this album was a little too simple for my liking but the simplicity of it is what I actually love, it’s so catchy and easy to listen to, and it works perfectly.
What is your current production and DJ set up like?
My setup is pretty simple: it consists of an iMac, Sound card and speakers, I have a little bit of hardware, few drum machines, my fave synth is the E-MU dance planet, but I pretty much work through Ableton, and Native Instruments.
What releases do you have on the horizon?
Many EP’s out on my own imprint Seven Dials, the next one is out next week with the amazing vocalist Alex Mills. Then a release on Wow. There is also a Fuse release in the making, and an album which, has been delayed due to recent events. I’ve been sitting on this album for over a year now, so I can’t wait for it to come out.
Where can we hear you perform?
Hahahaha… Who knows????? I will do a few live streams but for me I don’t think we should buy into this way of performing. Dance music is for human interaction, to meet, touch, dance, sweat, share drinks with, two’s on a fag, meet your future partner. This is life and how we should all interact. We can’t let this be the new norm and as DJ’s we can’t play into this way of life otherwise we’d destroy what we’ve created.
Tell us more about the podcast you made for Balance?
So I did this set playing a lot of music that I don’t necessarily get to play out as much as I’d like to. It explores the faster aspect of my sound, mixing many genres and that little bit more harder. Expect lots of breaks and big bass lines.
The top track in my DJ wallet currently is:
To many to mention but artists like Ollie Rant, Josh Hvaal, Chrissy are all making great music.
Ollie Rant – Only a Few
If I could recommend only one of my tracks for you to listen to it would be:
Seb Zito – Burnaby
If I could recommend only one track for you to listen to it would be:
Koffee – Toast
The last movie I watched that I really liked:
Honestly couldn’t tell you, never truly take in films these days, more background noise on the telly.
My favourite TV show:
Balance Selections 131: Seb Zito
1. T.H.I.N.G. (Original Mix)
2. Showdown (Original Mix)
3. Ollie Rant – Tonysbox
4. Zachary – Stop Tellin Me
5. Main Phase – This 1
6. Push (Original Mix)
7. Senate – Pugilist Dub
8. Like a Fantasy (Original Mix)
9. Anunaku – Forgotten Tales
10. Your Love (Original Mix)
12. Monster Cock (Original Mix)
13. Got Myself Together (Dnd Remix)
14. Better Days (Original Mix)
15. Boikafé – Ultima Cancion
16. Waze (Original Mix)
17. Gabrielle Revisited feat. D.D.B (Qualifide Instrumental)
18. Work It (Original Mix)
19. One Tribe – What Have You Done (Is This All) (Tribestrumental)
20. Pulp Fiction (Original Mix)
21. Renegade Snares (Foul Play VIP Mix)