Radiohead, OutKast, Nirvana, Daft Punk, Parliament/Funkadelic, Prince, M.I.A., Tupac, Pharrell, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, The Smiths, Jay-Z, Usher, PJ Harvey, Michael Jackson
Zach loves to cook and bake as well! He loves to take traditional recipes and make them with modern/hi-fi ingredients.
ZACH J'S MIXES
These are just a few samples to give you a snapshot of what we have to offer. We are always happy to customize our mixing and song selection to suit your style, and will always default to clean mixes at private events :)
Introducing DJ Zach, the polished, can-do musical afficianado with an infectious smile, and a singing voice that could launch a thousand ships, (or at least give the classic crooners a run for their money!)
Born and raised in Chicago, Zach’s life has revolved around music since he was a child. He picked up clarinet and piano in elementary school in addition to performing with his school choir. He always kept a Walkman in his bookbag and quickly became known around school as the go-to friend to swap CDs and lyric sheets with.
Voice proved to be Zach's instrument of choice during his teens, when he was voted president of his high school choir and first began writing original songs. Zach soon earned a BA in Music from St. Olaf College, where he toured nationally with the University Choir while also performing in various local rock bands and participating in campus operas and musicals.
Since college, Zach has continued to perform as a freelance vocalist in the Chicago area. He also enjoys sharing his knowledge with others by teaching voice lessons, piano lessons, general music, and songwriting/music production to elementary students. DJing became a natural next step, as he was able to showcase his sense of taste and rhythm in a way that brings people together.
Zach has always enjoyed listening to a large variety of music in his spare time. He has a passion for the history of American pop music, and incorporates this knowledge into his DJing. He loves playing classic songs just as much as he loves the modern hits, and is especially attuned to Hip-Hop/Rap, Soul/R&B, Top 40’s/Pop, EDM, Disco, and Funk.
Zach was the DJ for a party of mine and he blew the roof off! The guests all had a great time and his song selection was perfect. I’d love to work with him again!