Chewy Lewis, aka Zach Stone, may be a new name in the techno scene but not a new face to electronic music. Also known in the drum and bass world as Zacharia, the West Coast native is well established as one of Seattle’s top djs.
After being submerged in dnb as a dj and promoter from 1996 to 2006 he found a need to break out of the box and start a new journey.
A lot of the desire for change surfaced after going to the Burning Man festival in 2005 and having a, personal, spiritual revelation that continues to drive him and his music to this day. Over the next couple years seeking out a sound that resonated with where he was at in life, he found his first love of underground music again… techno.
Because of the drastic change in musical direction he has essentially had to, humbly, start over. Studying and breaking down the sound, practicing mixing, working on production, and building up his name as a techno artist to people who appreciate the genre.
From 2007 to 2011 he primarily stayed in the studio working on his craft. He did perform with his best friend and fellow dj, Rob Noble, as the duo Bert and Chewy, playing select events such as the Photosynthesis festival, Seattle Erotic Arts festival, Hempfest, and Burning Man.
With a keen understanding of the higher state of consciousness, his music is geared towards the spiritual healing that can be attained through such an experience.
Keeping the goal of helping others through positive intent in mind at all times, his performances always try to tap into the source that connects us all.
During the day you’ll find Zach working behind the scenes as a DJ Product Specialist for Rane Corporation. This position caters to his desire to push his musical boundaries to the next level and guarantees you will see something new and different when you watch him perform.
Although he can mix on traditional turntables with his eyes closed, his current setup includes a Rane 68 mixer, two Native Instruments X1s, an F1, Korg KP3, Maschine, and Traktor being the centerpiece software.