Goose bumps, anyone?
Since Dejan can consciously use his senses, he has absorbed various multicultural music genres like a dry sponge. Son of Serbian immigrants but born and raised in Switzerland, he was used to be between the power of various cultural influences. His mother in particular passed a bottomless sense for rhythm and groove on to him, constantly inspiring the upcoming vinyl spinner with her rebellious taste for the Flower Power movement of the 60ies and 70ies. As an exceptionally gifted dancer, she treated her offspring with the most diverse music styles available at that time – from folk to Serbian music all the way to the genius Jimmy Hendrix.
This multicultural range is still a sensible part in all of his DJ sets. And exactly this commitment to musical diversity makes Dejan nowadays a unique character in the night life circus. He takes listeners and ravers on an experimental, deep sound trip. His manifold sets arrange all kinds of sound bites: Spherical tones, hypnotic voices, old school trumpets, clangorous hi-hats, funky pianos, rocking guitar samples and dirty bass lines mix up to an unique groove pattern.
International Disco Fox
But let’s start from the beginning. After rocking first at birthday parties, entertaining friends in smoke-filled basements, his true entry into the DJ scene was no other place then the legendary zurich-based Dachkantine. «In this cultural cabaret of my hometown I’ve learned many valuable lessons about DJing. One morning, I was in the right spot at the right time – my first set in front of a huge after hour crowd. Incredible intense emotions, unforgettable.»
Today, Dejan is an integral part of the Swiss night life movement, regularly feeding hungry club cats and party tigers with the latest tunes. He’s regularly headliner for the biggest clubs in Zurich like Alte Börse, HIVE, Friedas Büxe or the legendary Zukunft. But also in Basel, Geneva and St. Gallen there’s no way around his sets.
As a resident DJ for the nationally and internationally well-known, zurich-based event label Cityfox, he’s been in constant touch with international DJ stars like Philipp (M.A.N.D.Y), Lee Curtiss or Mike Shannon. Valuable contacts that have been tearing down walls for his international DJ career. Dejan is not only an accepted, party-proof DJ and dance floor magnet in Switzerland. His reputation is constantly spreading, having gigs from Berlin, Vienna, Barcelona, Brussels, Moscow to New York.
Empathic Vinyl Entertainer
Over the years Dejan has learned how to entertain the masses with originality and the right dose of empathy. From hard techno sets to more sexy-sounding, beat nicking strokes for girls – Dejan works with his audience, for the dance floor, for the ambience. «By the time all hands are up in the air, everyone is screaming and the sweat is starting to drop of the ceiling – the goose bumps atmosphere becomes tangible. Exactly these intense moments fully charge my party batteries.»