By way of Italy DJ Zone made his way into the world of Hip-Hop in 1995. He quickly learnt the value of crafting melodies and creating commercially viable music, developing an affinity for the westcoast sound of that period. In 1997 DJ Zone began to DJ in clubs and parties in Italy creating a name for himself before forming rap trio Outside with two local MCâ€™s.
Outside released there first album throughout Italy in 2000 and toured throughout Europe for the next two years. In 2005 the group broke up and DJ Zone returned to tour a a guest DJ across the continent.
Through his networking at clubs and social media sites he caught the attention of Warren Gâ€™s previous G Funk Records artist Foesum. Through his relationship with Foesum, Zone linked up with many other west coast artist, eventually landing his first American placement on Bo Rocc of The Dove Shackâ€™ album “My Music, My Soul.”
In 2007 DJ Zone completed his first solo album “Tha G-Funk In Me”, which featured many West Coast pioneers such as Daz Dillinger, Kokane, Bad Azz, Shade Sheist, The Twinz, Foesum and more – the album went on to receive positive reviews across Europe and Japan.
Following the success of “Tha G-Funk In Me” Zone continued a working relationship with Kokane and in 2009 Kokane introduced DJ Zone to West Coast Hip-Hop producer J. Wells. Earlier this year J. Wells signed Zone to his Bonzi Records imprint and has been working with Zone to complete his second album “Rhythm & Passion” which is set to fearure WC, Kokane, Roscoe, Julio G, Goldie Loc, Soopafly and more. The album will also be mixed and Executive Produced by J Wells.
Check out DJ Zone at: www.myspace.com/djzoneto