03 August: Affine im Sommer feat. Zanshin & Sam Irl (Freerange / Jazz & Milk) hosted by Metropole
Zanshin is a musician, sound artist and producer of electronic music from Vienna, Austria.
The name "Zanshin" is a concept from Japanese martial arts and translates roughly as "omnidirectional attention", reflecting his many inspirations and interests - correspondingly he tries to channel his ideas mostly into three creative outlets: As Zanshin he releases music on Affine Records and disko404 and his tracks and remixes are covering a broad range from driving, polyrhythmic dancefloor affairs to experimental beatless sonic structures, sometimes massive, sometimes fragile. Zanshin appears on stage either as a live act, arranging his tracks live and providing an inspiring, challenging and powerful experience. Or as a DJ, where he simply likes to provide great music to dance to, playing modern techno/bass music and/or house music with a funk and jazz vibe. Together with his friend Daniel Kohlmeigner he releases music under the name "Ogris Debris". Their trademark sound is a mixture of vocal hooklines and inventive and vigorous house music with which they are aiming to entertain audiences with their energetic live shows.
Growing up in a small village in rural Lower Bavaria, Sam Irl learned to play the piano at an early age, later moving on to jazz, first attempts at music production and DJ-ing. The lack of an existing underground music scene in his home town provided him and his friends with a healthy need and rooted foundation to organize their own regular parties, playing eclectic music ranging from roots reggae, hip hop, broken beat to house. Since moving to Vienna over a decade ago and completing his degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Sam has been working as producer, DJ and sound engineer in the vibrant Viennese music scene. This diverse musical background and lots of record digging is a strong influence on his productions, blending sample-based MPC grooves, jazz harmonies, analogue synthesizers and dub elements.