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Zoltan Kontes: Profile + Interview

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Zoltan Kontes: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Inspiration: Amsterdam

Passion: Gets me in trouble sometimes

Strength: I need it to make it in this music industry.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

A speck in the universe.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I can’t picture myself doing anything else and I happen to be somewhat good at it.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

There wasn’t a specific moment. It was more like, the deeper I got involved in it, the more I wanted to do it. And this is still evolving today.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Simon Ears, Nick Hynes from Bran Van 3000, Martin Villeneuve and Etienne Ozborne are some of the people that deeply inspired and motivated me when I first started making music.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I guess I didn’t really take advantage of some of the opportunities that were handed to me when I first taking this music thing seriously. In the end thought, it doesn’t really matter because I’ve never been more confident in what I do before than I am now.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I’m going to focus on my new project “Return of the Jaded” with Simon Sheppard and Chris Girard. We make this tech-infused-deep-house-garage music that has so far gotten us some pretty cool releases and opportunities. We are currently planning a mini UK tour. Our 2 year goal is to move to Amsterdam and live the dream!

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Live the life that will make you happy and don’t settle for less.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

No, I’m jaded :p


Zoltan Kontes: Profile


Full name

Zoltan Kontes



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Baia Mare, Romania

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Transylvanian Hungarian

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

I make music and I DJ. I also work part time in healthcare :)

How long have you been doing it?

Oufff, I think I first messed around with a music software in ’97 on a software called Magix Music Maker. But, I only seriously started DJ’ing and producing around 2006. And, I released my first solo track “Recycle This” in 2008 on Groove Syndicate Records. I don’t even think you can buy that track anymore.

Fav Song

They are just so many songs that I love but currently I’m digging Drunky Daniels - Bump It In Yo Stereo (Solc Remix). This track is a killer on the dance floor.

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Lately I’ve been inspired by Disclosure, A$AP Rocky and Gorgon City. However, Wehbba has consistently impressed me over the past few years.

Fav Movie

Terminator 2

Fav Actor/Actress

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Fav Clothing brand

To be honest, I’m always down to find new up-and-coming brands. Jaded London is pretty rad though.

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer/Dancer/choreographer

Eeek! I’m horrible with names…sorry.

Fav Sport to watch

Not baseball.

Fav Sport to play





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