15 Apr Warp Academy Featured Member: Johnny Zana
It is truly inspiring to see our incredible community at Warp Academy grow on a daily basis. We love teaching and sharing knowledge with members of all skill levels. It always excites us to see aspiring musicians flourish and we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of your success stories with the community.
- Name: Johnny Zana
- AKA: Johnny Antezana
- Age: 40
- Location: San Diego, California
- Producing for: 4 years
- Past Vespers & Warp Academy Classes: Synthesis 101, Audio Weapons 3.0, Vespers VIP Coaching, Pimp My Track
- Genre: Progressive House & Trance
- Influences: Paul Van Dyk, Above and Beyond, Ferry Corsten, BT
- Musical goals: To produce memorable melodic tunes that will stand the test of time
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/johnnyzana
- Beatport: Beatport
- Official Site: http://www.JohnnyZana.com
Johnny Zana is Johnny Antezana. His music journey began in 1989 in Providence, Rhode Island, where he studied under numerous talents and perfected his technical skills as a new DJ in the local scene. Experimenting with Trance, Progressive, and House Music in the years following, he expanded his search to encapsulate his true style. He found himself performing in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and South America and the music took on its own life from there.
A staple in the San Diego Electronic Music scene. Johnny Zana is known for providing quality opening sets for top global acts such as Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, Myon & Shane, Gabriel & Dresden, Cosmic Gate, Tritonal, Super8 & Tab, tyDi, Norin & Rad, EDX, Tom Colontonio, Marco V, Aly & Fila, HeatBeat, and numerous other events yet to come. His current world of music has no pause button.
In 2014 Johnny took part in Vespers VIP Coaching Program (which was transformed into the Vespers and Warp Academy course Pimp My Track). In this program Johnny submitted his track “JetSet” to be remixed by Vespers and results were nothing short of spectacular.
Below you can watch a clip from the course that shows Vespers working inside of Massive to develop some of the bass sounds in the tune.