Our passion is bridging the gap between electronic music fans and professional DJs. Founded in 2012, DJZ is committed to inventing new ways to discover, create, and share the music we love.
A unique group of DJs, engineers, designers, writers and tastemakers, we're making an interactive mobile and web experience that captures the wild and colorful energy of an electronic music festival.
DJs are the new rockstars, and we invite you to an online community grounded by the belief that creativity is always a remix, and that anybody can be a DJ. So put on your headphones and join our ever-growing EDM family.
Amit Werber is a Cooper Union graduate who loves to nerd out on anything from movies to politics to typography. Raised in Israel, she learned to speak English mostly from watching Beverly Hills 90210. Amit couldn't live another day without tahini, and the one album she'd bring with her to a desert island is Jimi Hendrix's "Electric Ladyland".”
Andy Chimicles is a music producer, DJ, and total tech dude. Therefore, he is never without his iphone or computer. In his music career filled with turntables, guitars, and production toys, Andy has produced over two days worth of original tunes. Born in Florida, Andy’s first job was stocking shelves in a deli, and his favorite food is pizza, because he says it’s got all the food groups. If he isn’t making music, Andy can be found practicing yoga or sleeping, which he says is his favorite way to relax.
SF based iOS hacker, Devin Chalmers, hails from Juneau, Alaska, but was born in Marshall, Minnesota. He was a freelance detective at age 5, before turning in the magnifying glass for a paper route at age 8. Devin is a huge fan of the television series Community and started an online underground newspaper at his high school before the word “blog” had been coined. He can play the following instruments: violin, flute, trombone, alto sax, tenor sax, contra-bass, clarinet, timpani, chimes and the banjo. In his spare time, Devin likes to write long love letters to pretty girls. Look out ladies.
Acoustics, sound design, and everything music tech is how Gina Collecchia would describe herself. Born and raised in Chicago, Gina’s love for music runs DEEP. Her favorite album in the entire world is the Rolling Stones “Exile on Main Street”. Besides being a music wacko, Gina is an author (of a book on the fundamentals of musical acoustics and the fast Fourier transform algorithm. Say that ten times fast.), the former captain and only member of her high school golf team, and a self proclaimed pool shark thanks to the free pool hall at Reed College. Get it, girl.
Hannah Fouasnon’s bio had to be revised 4 times because she is too awesome to include everything in such a small space. Engineer, entrepreneur, SF transplant, former marine parasitology researcher, the list goes on. Hannah loves Brian Eno’s album “Here Come the Warm Jets”, grew up in the south, but doesn’t have an accent, loves to bicycle in the sunshine, and owns a jar of stingray parts and tuna fish eye balls that she has had since high school. She also loves to sleep.
Ilias Karim is an innovative mobile music app developer & designer. In 2012 he created SoundCrate, a mobile SoundCloud player that puts the "playa" back in "SoundCloud player."
A Composer, DJ, and Music Instructor from NYC, Jake Lamante’s first job was a dishwasher in upstate NY at the age of 12. He asserts he's part dog, eats chicken bones and learned to properly hug at Burning Man. He claims to have an acute sense of smell, which could be credited to his alleged dog genes. This Brooklyn native can be found most Friday nights in the studio tweaking his sound and eating jerk chicken with rice n’ peas and plantains, but he asks that you please don’t show up without beer.
Although her name translates to “righteous beauty,” this stop-motion animating, woodblock-carving comic fan is no delicate flower. Masami Kubo's Russian finger filet skills have been known to incite shock and awe in the faces of bar patrons in her hometown of Seattle, WA. On her days off, Masami can be found watching action movies with gratuitous violence and eating rice balls full of mac'n'cheese.
Born in San Francisco, Oliver Raleigh Mains enjoys video games, sandwiches, and movies about time travel. Once a shrimp de-veiner at a Phở restaurant, this life-long musician is now a producer with a flair for mashups and remixes. With Star Trek serving as the basis of his ethical and spiritual awareness, a highlight of Ollie's formative years was meeting George Takei, who told the 5 year old Mains, "You are really are... the next generation".
Born in Chengdu, China, Qian Qian is a self-taught design geek that loves music. When asked what his favorite album in the world was he said that he was still looking for it. Feel free to send him suggestions. Qian’s first job ever was as a Senior Designer at Ogilvy Beijing and he was only 6 years old. (the 6 years old part is a lie.) He loves the outdoors, is an Instagram aficionado, and once went over board into the Hudson River. Brrr.
Seth Goldstein started his entrepreneurial career at age 7 selling kites on Cape Cod, and grew up in Boston where he inherited a deep love for the Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots (which he has brainwashed his wife and two sons into). If Seth could only eat one food for the rest of his life, it would be a slice of Pizza and a Coke from Joe’s on 6th and Bleecker. Happiness is riding his bike up and over Mt Tam out to Point Reyes, listening to Sonny Rollins’ “Way Out West.”
Ex iBanker. Yale Philosophy. Techno + Tech enthusiast. Surfer. Hailing from London, Michael Simpson is a recent resident of San Francisco. His favorite album is Justice “Cross” although it was impossibly difficult for him to pick just one. He thinks the Pink Panther is pretty righteous and eating chicken is the best thing ever. He also loves to karaoke to anything and everything Justin Bieber. Really.