The Goblin of IllumiNaughty presents Sunday Chill Sessions!
The 12th mix of the series comes by the label manager of Altar Records; DJ ZEN from Canada. Enjoy the journey and stay tuned…
Love ‘n Chaos !
Dj Zen is the owner of Altar Records, the chillout-progressive label based in Quebec, Canada.
Originally from France, he moved to North America in 1996 with a full CD bag.
He was determined to meet party people from there to spin the music for which his heart beat so hard: Goa Trance. Shortly after meeting organizers in Quebec, he spun in after hours, clubs and raves all around the place. He was also making backdrops to decorate places, hand painted t-shirts and always had a kiosk to sell a bunch of CDs.
After having spinning for 4 years and organizing “Natura” wonderful parties with his brother, he settled up his first music studio in 1999 using Reason 1.0 and Acid 3 to make some remixes from some well-known bands like Juno Reactor. Retired from Montreal for 3 years, he went to Costa-Rica to play music and paint backdrops with Transelastica collective. Then he had his second kid and had time to set up Sunline Records and Digitalys Studios to start to make music and artwork for illustrating CD covers for Sunline Records and also for Kagdila, Suntrip, Peak and Avigmatic Records.
In 2005 he was working on his first album entitled “Mystique” under Astral Waves acronym, learning techniques and tips from great artists such as Astrix and Nuclear Ramjet. In 2006-2007 he played a few live acts at festivals with congas (percussion) and vocalist Ina laid her voice in the background. In 2008 “Mystique” album saw the light of day, and in 2009 he created Altar Records and works officially since 2010 as label manager.
In 2011 he released his second album “Magique” and “Magnetique” saw the light of day in 2015. The plans for the future are including a new album entitled “Genesis” for 2017 and “Angelique” for 2018… and part II to follow “In Dub”, a ‘psy-dub’ album. Plus a “Astral Waves Remixes’ album for 2018, too.