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qzen

DJ, Vocalist, enthusiast / San Francisco, California, USA
MUSIC: 80s, Acid House, Drum n' Bass, Electro, Electro-breaks, Electro-house, Jungle, Tech House, Techno
AFFILIATION: Moxie, Fistfight, Groundscore

BOOKING CONTACT:
http://www.qzen.dj
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BIOGRAPHY
After cutting her teeth on San Francisco's underground music scene throughout the 1990s with photography, graphic/web design, and event promotion, Qzen commenced her DJ career as the decade closed. With a nod to the classics, she's delved deep into the forefront of future music, allowing crowd reaction to direct--but not dictate--her selection.

In her six years of experience, Qzen's skills as a DJ have taken her to Canada and Mexico, as well numerous cities in the US. In the early '00s, she expanded her repertoire from her drum & bass roots to a hybrid of tech-house, electro, and techno, shirking genre to incorporate countless party-jams-waiting-to-be-played.

Qzen spent many years investing in drum & bass culture with the female-run production collective Groundscore and their internationally recognized weekly, Eklektic. Since 1997, the ladies of Groundscore have pushed the music far and wide: in addition to producing one of the longest running drum & bass weeklies in San Francisco's history, they have orchestrated various one-off events--including a handful in Miami during the Winter Music Conference--featuring top headliners such as Kemistry & Storm, Andy C, and Grooverider. After a two-year hiatus, Groundscore is back, bringing San Francisco more quality events guaranteed to have that sought-after vibe to underground venues and high-profile clubs alike.

2004 saw success with another project: The Invisibles, a live "electro-punk" band comprised of Qzen on synth/vocals, Alex Posell (a.k.a. renowned producer/DJ Abstract) on drums/production, and vocalist/keyboardist Kimi Recor. After the release of the "BlahBlahBlah EP" on DJ Hell's International Deejay Gigolo label, the group continued to receive great response to their live shows before geographic circumstances created their current hiatus. Also in 2004, Qzen's vocal collaboration with techno producer John Tejada, entitled "Sweat (On the Walls)," was released on Poker Flat; the record ranked number one for two months straight in Germany's Groove Magazine and continues to get play worldwide.

2005 has been hot for Qzen, with the release of three more singles with Tejada, "Paranoia," available on his own label, Palette Recordings, "Sucre" forthcoming on Palette, and a remix of Christopher Just's "Disco Dancer" out now on the aforementioned Gigolo. She's launched a new party, Moxie, and in conjunction, has a weekly radio show, Moxie Musik, with Bryan James on westaddradio.com (airs live Sundays 9-11PM from San Francisco). She was recently asked to join forces with Fistfight, local label and ladies to be reckoned with, and had the opportunity to rock the SF Love Parade on two floats. She works as the iTunes Music Store's Dance & Electronic Music Programmer and continues to DJ regularly. With her passion for deep, technical, versatile music and a talent for moving the audience, Qzen's DJ sets are not to be missed.


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