Interview: Tom Zanetti

The Courier sits down with Tom Zinatti...

Max Hobbs
3rd October 2018

Ahead of his new tour with K.O. Kane, we sat down with Tom Zanetti to chat everything from DJing to VKs, and why Newcastle is one of his favorite cities.


The VK Electric tour is coming to 9 cities across the UK this autumn. Do you have a favourite city in the UK to play?

Obviously, I love nothing more than playing in my hometown of Leeds, the atmosphere is always electric, and the crowd are amazing. I get goose bumps every time and it really makes me proud to be from Leeds. Newcastle is always a good one too - Geordies really know how to party!

What can people expect from your headline performance on the VK Electric tour? And what are you expecting from the crowds? 

People can expect high energy, we don’t do things half hearted. I put 110% into every party. Of course, it goes without saying you can expect some absolute bangers. It’s going to go off!!

You’re going to be playing new material at these events, what else have you got up your sleeve for us?

We have been in the studio quite a lot recently and I have space in October and the whole of November off to spend 24/7 in the studio to really concentrate on making music. So, keep your eyes peeled.

How did you and K.O Kane meet?

I used to run parties in Leeds and Kane used to DJ at parties in Leeds too, so we just ended up getting together, really bonded and had a creative vision and wanted to throw parties together. I brought him in on Sleepin is Cheatin INSOMNIA, which we host every Saturday at Mission in Leeds, and together it went from strength to strength.

You’ve had an incredible summer, what’s been your highlight?

Summer has definitely been one to remember! I have loved travelling around Europe and meeting everyone whose come out to see us. My highlight though has to be Creamfields. Each year the crowd gets bigger and bigger and blow me away with their energy.

What’s been your ultimate anthem this summer? 

Fisher - Losing It – it’s a tune! Such a tech-house anthem.  I think he’s a great artist.

How would you describe the feeling you get when you walk out on stage? 

It’s honestly one of the best feelings in the world, nothing compares to the buzz you get from the energy in the crowd and to hear the crowd sing your lyrics back to you is like nothing else.

What was it like DJing inside the Love Island villa and did you have a favourite couple?

Ha! It was mad - such a good experience. I wanted to party with them!  The Islanders went crazy and some of the cast members rushed to speak to me, but it wasn’t allowed by the producers. I wasn’t allowed to interact with them and they couldn’t interact with me. I didn’t think they knew who I was and then they started trying to pull me off the decks and dance with me. Good villa, good party!

What’s your favourite VK flavour and what would your dream flavour be? 

I’m looking forward to trying the new watermelon one and I’d like to see a cherry cola one. I bet that’d be nice.

Best record to end the night with? 

Heads Will Roll – A-Trak Remix always gets me moving.

Tom Zanetti and K.O Kane with be at the O2 Academy Newcastle on Friday 12 October. Tickets available from



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