This week in the Artist Spotlight we have our dude DeeJay Zom. He has always listened to house music even before it became mainstream. When DeeJayZom was younger he used to go to the clubs a lot which inspired him to become a DJ. He landed his first gig in a bar called Mollys located on the NIU campus in Dekalb,IL. His career started to take off after he was offered a Friday night residency at Mollys. DeeJayZom became more well known an started to meet new people that were in the music industry. Read the interview we did with Zom to learn a little more about him.
What made you want to start DJing/producing?
I used to race Motocross semi professional working on my AMA Pro Card. I raced competitively from when i was 6 years old till i was 21. To make a long story short, i got into a bad accident while i was practicing in the off season which made my career come to halt. After i was injured and realized that was the end of racing competitively, i always loved electronic music so i wanted to learn how to dj.
Who is your biggest influence(s)?
Deadmau5 was on of my first influences. Now i have a lot of people in the industry that influence me. I cant thank (United2Nite) Erik Johnson and Bobby De Maria Enough without them2 i really wouldn’t have what i do today. They had and still have a big influence on my DJ career.
Whats you’re favorite record of all time?
Ohh man i have a lot… Fedde Le Grand Feat Mr. V – Back & Forth (Original Mix )
What was your favorite party of all time that you have played?
Proof Chicago, One night was so insane I don’t even remember the event.
Who is your favorite artist to collaborate with?
Who do you want to collaborate with in the future?
What’s the most embarrassing thing thats happened to you at a show?
Power Cord got unplugged on the CDJs and it cut the music.. LOL
What do you like to do when you’re not working on music/DJing?
Motocross, Pools, Golf, Snowcross, Truck Racing.
What is your opinion on the current EDM scene?
I think its bigger than ever and its only going to get bigger, which is good and bad. With that being said there is always going to be the pros and cons with anything. you just have to take the good with the bad.
What do you think will be the next big thing in EDM?
The United2Nite Crew
What do you think about all these “frauds” in the EDM scene using ghost producers, buying likes and purchasing their own tracks on Beatport?
I do not think its right at all but that is a con of the EDM scene getting bigger and bigger.