Zack Roth

Bio

A DJ and producer with truly eclectic tastes in music, Zack Roth is an up and comer to look out for in the future. His style of music can be described as progressive, dark, and danceable, as his sets showcase his passion and love for a wide variety of electronic dance music.

 

Zack first got into electronic dance music in 2001, frequenting NYC clubs like Twilo, Exit, Roxy, and Vinyl/Arc. "That year I got my first REAL taste of EDM. I had an idea of what I thought "techno" was about based on what I'd hear on the radio, but it wasn’t until I really started going out to the clubs that I got hooked. Seeing guys like Sasha, Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Marco V…basically trance djs…really got me obsessed with the music, and eventually sparked the desire to want to DJ myself. It's funny though, as much as I loved trance music, and still do, there wasn‘t much of an outlet back then for me to actually play it in clubs when I first started out. I was basically just playing opening slots, and no one wants to hear 138 bpm trance at 10:00pm. That situation kind of forced me to branch out musically, and eventually led me to house and techno."

Zack officially made the jump into the NYC club scene as a DJ in 2004, with a summer residency at the now-defunct mega club, Exit, followed by regular gigs at venues like Sullivan Room, Table 50 and Leopard Lounge in 2005.

In 2006, Zack began what would eventually become a 3-year residency at one of NYC’s most respected and well-known underground clubs, Love. It was here where Zack honed his craft, both technically and musically. "When I started playing at Love back in 2006, I obviously knew how to dj technically. But over the course of those 3 years, I would say I really started to develop my own sound. I had the opportunity to play opening and closing sets for some amazing djs. Guys like Quivver, Demi(SOS), Andy Moor, Max Graham, Christian Smith, Dave Seaman. These were djs I had always looked up to when I was just starting out. So to be able to share the dj booth with them for like, 9 hour nights, was just an amazing experience."

These early years of Zack's DJ career helped lay the foundation of what his current sound and style encapsulates. He’s continued to play high-profile gigs in New York City and beyond, playing alongside a who's who of today's biggest djs, the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond, Sander Van Doorn, Gareth Emery, ATB, Infected Mushroom, and more.

2011 has been Zack's biggest year to date. In addition to keeping up his busy gig schedule, Zack has put in some serious time in the production studio. With current and forthcoming releases on labels such as Flashover Recordings, Black Hole, Silk Royal Music, Anjunadeep and more, Zack has transitioned into the production realm of the business seamlessly. He eagerly anticipates his next few releases, that are sure to make a big waves in the progressive and house scenes. And, in most recent news, Zack was asked to participate in New York City's biggest electronic music festival, Made Event's "Electric Zoo."

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