Neil Zaken a.k.a. Zaken is a 23-year-old New York native.During his last year of studies at the University at Buffalo, Neil bought DJ equipment and began compiling mixes.His admiration for trance music sparked his interest in DJing.At first, he began using virtual DJ on his laptop and he eventually purchased a Hercules RMX midi mixer.Eventually his passion for DJ-ing became more intensified and his mixes began gaining more attention.This led to his most recent purchase, Pioneer CDJ’s and a Pioneer DJM mixer.Although he has only been mixing for a little over a year, DJ Zaken recently had the opportunity to DJ at Pacha NYC, and his goal is to become more proficient so that his mixes will eventually capture the hearts of more people.
Neil would love to take over the trance music scene in New York City.Being influenced by artists such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, and Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Sander Van Doorn Gareth Emery, Max Graham, Paul Van Syk, Sean Tyas, Guiseppe Ottaviani, and Simon Patterson, has led him to idolize these artists.His dream is to one day be able to mix in front of large crowds such as the crowds his idols get to mix in front of, and he hopes that 2011 will be a big stepping stone towards that goal. He enjoys seeing the expressions people have on their faces when dancing to the music he is mixing his favorite trance and progressive tracks.
It is clear that DJ Zaken’s short run is only the beginning of what is sure to be a long journey.His next interest is to begin producing in order to gain more knowledge of the music, and eventually create beats that will be pumping in clubs for years to come. Also the young artist has started producing so get ready to hear some BANGERS come out of this upcoming DJ!!!
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