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Toxxic Zad is a multi-genre DJ and producer from Switzerland. He's musical activity resides in a lot of band projects and underground collaborations among the worldwide community of rave parties and alternative clubbing.
Zad's been working on a lot of different projects : from Power Metal to Psychedelic Trance and more.
"My goal in music is not to build a serious carreer or release like fourty studio albums. My goal is to be able to express myself freely with music no matter how. I can't be a DJ, live performer, guitarist and drummer at the same time and in the same place, or... not yet, but I can surely sell my fucking soul to music and unleash the furnace inside me. Or something like that. You know ?" ("Le 20 Minutes", 2010)
Zad started playing drums and percussion when he was nine. He spent three years in his folk-rock band "Flower Spirit" playing percussions and writing songs about damn hippies. Then, he started learning guitar and left Flower Spirit for The Big Guitar Band in Geneva, Switzerland. After four years of success in the Big Band, he left to start a solo career as "Zadrock". After four months locked in his home composing and recording demos, he's been put through a recording studio in Geneva. The deal was to work as a studio guitarist so he can use the studio to record his first album. Two years and unfortunately no album later, Zad leaves the studio to be part of a progressive power metal project in his native scandinavia. Three albums and an european tour later, Zad had to leave the project because of his son's birth. Then he setteled again in Geneva and integrated a hard rock band that moved from California. The band split up three years later and this event pushed Zad to the electronic scene.
Zad discovered the world of electronic music for the first time through a member of his family who was some sort of huge fan of global electronic music. He started producing experimental stuff with Apple loops on his dad's Mac when he was a kid. A year later, he decided to go deeper into producing electronic music by putting together his talent for instruments and his thirst of technologies.
Today, Toxxic Zad works with a lot of different bands, DJs and producers throughout Switzerland and Europe but also different festivals as a musician, organizer or simple enthousiast.