DJ KAZAN

Seattle, United States

Biography
When you think of DJ Kazan you think of a ground-breaking top tier DJ, a 24 year career, a pioneer, trendsetter, tastemaker, charismatic crowd rocker with multiple accolades under his belt. A DJ who takes risks, is innovative and always evolving.
His art is music where there is no room for ego.

DJ Kazan’s versatility, spinning multiple genres of music such as Hip Hop, Commercial Dance & Pop, Trance, Deep House, Progressive, Electro, EDM and Bollywood shot him to the top as being one of Seattle’s premiere go to DJ’s.

Hailing from Mumbai India and living in Seattle USA his DJing career began in 1994 where he was a pioneer, being one of the first Indian DJ’s in all of North America and the first ever Indian DJ in Seattle. He is recognized for his contributions to the Seattle music scene, being one of the first Dj’s in the 90s to push genres like Hip Hop, Electronic music and Bollywood music to the masses when they were still relatively unknown and not mainstream.

Growing up in Mumbai he was influenced by the wave of 80s music and westernization that had infused the city. He moved to Seattle in the late 80s where he attended Quincy Jones’s alma matter and was introduced to a then brand new controversial genre of music called Hip Hop. It was here that he discovered turntables, breakdancing, rapping, singing and MC'ing.

In 1994 armed with 2 turntables and crates of vinyl records he had been collecting, DJ Kazan began spinning at local clubs.

In 1997 he was selected as a finalist from the millions who tried out for Indias first MTV VJ hunt along with now legendary Nikhil Chinnappa, Maria Goreti, Amrita Arora who were launched into stardom from the show.

After MTV, Kazan moved back to the US where he evolved his art of DJing. This time pushing the burgeoning Electronic music genre with music from artists like Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfeld, Paul Van Dyk.

Even though he played Bollywood in various clubs in the 90's, it wasn’t until 2000’s that he started a weekly Bollywood night at Trinity, Seattle’s Mega-club. Bollywood Paparazzi became one of the longest running Bollywood fusion nights in the country. It featuring multiple Bolly and mainstream artists, hosting celebrities and brought every kind of race rocking out in one massive venue.

He has worked alongside some notable artists and DJ’s in the music Industry in Hip Hop, Pop, European, EDM and the Bollywood scene. He has been the go to guy for celebrity events, and high profile clients. Headlining multiple festivals including Euroland 1, Euroland 2.

  • Awards & Highlights::::
    First Indian DJ in Seattle (1994)
    One of the first Indian DJ’s in North America (1994)
    Finalist MTV VJ hunt (1997)
    Winner of Most Creative DJ Award at IDJ International DJ competition (2010)
    DJ for Paul Allen (Microsoft founder)
    DJ for Playboy
    Official DJ for Seattle Fashion week (4yrs)

  • Electronic Artists/DJ's
    Laidback Luke
    John Digweed
    TyDi
    Ferry Corsten
    Darude
    Dash Berlin

  • Pop Artists/DJ’s
    Backstreet Boys
    Kanye West “Glow in the dark Tour"
    Inna
    Black Eyed Peas
    No Doubt
    Edward Maya
    Yolanda Be Cool
    BaseHunter
    Kerli

  • Bollywood Artists/Dj's
    Jay Sean
    Dr Zeus
    Raghav
    Juggy D
    Akbar Sami
    DJ Rekha
    DJ Nawed Khan
    Dj Shadow (Dubai)

  • Corporate Clients
    Playboy, Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks, Infosys, Seattle Mist to name a few

  • Clubs with residencies
    Trinity (7yrs)
    Hard Rock (2yrs)
    Ibiza (4yrs)
    Lucky Strike (2yrs)
    Last Supper (4yrs)
    Seesound Lounge (4yrs)
    Ora Ultralounge
    Toured in multiple clubs around the world.

Today DJ Kazan is still in heavy rotation. He is also the Creative Director and Artist Relations manager for various nightclubs where he does everything from Concept design of the club to artist relations with numerous top notch International musicians and DJ’s. He is also very active in mentoring the younger generation of DJ’s making sure to pass the art form properly to the future generation.

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Biography
When you think of DJ Kazan you think of a ground-breaking top tier DJ, a 24 year career, a pioneer, trendsetter, tastemaker, charismatic crowd rocker with multiple accolades under his belt. A DJ who takes risks, is innovative and always evolving.
His art is music where there is no room for ego.

DJ Kazan’s versatility, spinning multiple genres of music such as Hip Hop, Commercial Dance & Pop, Trance, Deep House, Progressive, Electro, EDM and Bollywood shot him to the top as being one of Seattle’s premiere go to DJ’s.

Hailing from Mumbai India and living in Seattle USA his DJing career began in 1994 where he was a pioneer, being one of the first Indian DJ’s in all of North America and the first ever Indian DJ in Seattle. He is recognized for his contributions to the Seattle music scene, being one of the first Dj’s in the 90s to push genres like Hip Hop, Electronic music and Bollywood music to the masses when they were still relatively unknown and not mainstream.

Growing up in Mumbai he was influenced by the wave of 80s music and westernization that had infused the city. He moved to Seattle in the late 80s where he attended Quincy Jones’s alma matter and was introduced to a then brand new controversial genre of music called Hip Hop. It was here that he discovered turntables, breakdancing, rapping, singing and MC'ing.

In 1994 armed with 2 turntables and crates of vinyl records he had been collecting, DJ Kazan began spinning at local clubs.

In 1997 he was selected as a finalist from the millions who tried out for Indias first MTV VJ hunt along with now legendary Nikhil Chinnappa, Maria Goreti, Amrita Arora who were launched into stardom from the show.

After MTV, Kazan moved back to the US where he evolved his art of DJing. This time pushing the burgeoning Electronic music genre with music from artists like Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfeld, Paul Van Dyk.

Even though he played Bollywood in various clubs in the 90's, it wasn’t until 2000’s that he started a weekly Bollywood night at Trinity, Seattle’s Mega-club. Bollywood Paparazzi became one of the longest running Bollywood fusion nights in the country. It featuring multiple Bolly and mainstream artists, hosting celebrities and brought every kind of race rocking out in one massive venue.

He has worked alongside some notable artists and DJ’s in the music Industry in Hip Hop, Pop, European, EDM and the Bollywood scene. He has been the go to guy for celebrity events, and high profile clients. Headlining multiple festivals including Euroland 1, Euroland 2.

  • Awards & Highlights::::
    First Indian DJ in Seattle (1994)
    One of the first Indian DJ’s in North America (1994)
    Finalist MTV VJ hunt (1997)
    Winner of Most Creative DJ Award at IDJ International DJ competition (2010)
    DJ for Paul Allen (Microsoft founder)
    DJ for Playboy
    Official DJ for Seattle Fashion week (4yrs)

  • Electronic Artists/DJ's
    Laidback Luke
    John Digweed
    TyDi
    Ferry Corsten
    Darude
    Dash Berlin

  • Pop Artists/DJ’s
    Backstreet Boys
    Kanye West “Glow in the dark Tour"
    Inna
    Black Eyed Peas
    No Doubt
    Edward Maya
    Yolanda Be Cool
    BaseHunter
    Kerli

  • Bollywood Artists/Dj's
    Jay Sean
    Dr Zeus
    Raghav
    Juggy D
    Akbar Sami
    DJ Rekha
    DJ Nawed Khan
    Dj Shadow (Dubai)

  • Corporate Clients
    Playboy, Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks, Infosys, Seattle Mist to name a few

  • Clubs with residencies
    Trinity (7yrs)
    Hard Rock (2yrs)
    Ibiza (4yrs)
    Lucky Strike (2yrs)
    Last Supper (4yrs)
    Seesound Lounge (4yrs)
    Ora Ultralounge
    Toured in multiple clubs around the world.

Today DJ Kazan is still in heavy rotation. He is also the Creative Director and Artist Relations manager for various nightclubs where he does everything from Concept design of the club to artist relations with numerous top notch International musicians and DJ’s. He is also very active in mentoring the younger generation of DJ’s making sure to pass the art form properly to the future generation.

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