James Zabielax Francesca Lombardo


Friday night, Shoot The Freak is injecting Miami with twice the recommended dose of sex and music. Whatever your plans are for this weekend, do not miss this killer double feature with the incredibly talented and extremely good looking, James Zabiela and the undoubtedly skilled and breathtakingly beautiful, Francesca Lombardo. Swoon! 

Francesca Lombardo

London-based DJ, Francesca Lombardo’s vocal techniques and pianist skills first surfaced under the Jackie Misfit guise. Under this alias, she DJed at various the best underground parties at clubs like Brixton Academy and The Drom in the English capital. Lombardo’s tracks have been released on labels like Lokomotiv Recordings and started her own imprint, Echolette Records with remixes from the likes of Hector picking up keen support from tastemakers including Marco Carola, Radio Slave and Loco Dice.

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Needless to say, Lombardo is one badass chick! She has been playing alongside the Rebels all over the globe, including Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Art Department, and Damian Lazarus has led to Francesca becoming a regular fixture at the worlds pristine dance temples including: DC10 (Ibiza), Fabric (London), and Panorama Bar (Berlin).

What is there to say about Crosstown Rebels? By now, you should know everything there is to know about one of contemporary house music’s most pioneering labels. According to MixMag, “a chance encounter with Damian in Miami led to her being signed to his seminal Crosstown Rebels imprint, where she finally feels at home.”

“It’s like a family, we’re so similar,” she says, although she does wish there were more girls.”

Lombardo’s Changes EP, released on Crosstown Rebels (listen below), is a blend of deep house, techno and electronica. For her next album she promises to draw heavily on her musical heritage and showcase her piano skills. Sounds super rad! Shit’s about to get real…

James Zabiela

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James Zabiela, took a certain step back from studio production to concentrate on touring for a couple of seasons. I’m happy to say he’s feeling more musical than ever and has been back at it, making dope music for the masses.

“I’m definitely more confident about my music and studio expertise”

Recently, he released a new single,  The Healing, with new label, a new direction, and a new inner-found creative confidence. Here’s the video:

The Healing is described as “deep and bold, bristling with e-motional melodies. One thing is for sure, the new track remains true to his musical ethos taking in everything from Modeselektor and Boards Of Canada to classic Warp and every other warp speed in the universe.”


Ticket Giveaway

Friday, November 8 Shoot The Freak presents:


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*Winner announced: Friday, November 8th 4pm.