Having been influenced by the sultry latin beats of South America, Raoul Zerna's musical roots can be traced back to his hometown of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Now residing in the growing dance music epicenter of Los Angeles, Zerna has become a very influential producer/DJ within the House music scene. Still early in his years, Zerna has accumulated over 50 releases and has performed throughout North America, Europe and South America, from the dance floors of Colombia to Spain. In his career, Zerna has shared the stage with some of today's most renowned dance artists, such as DJ Sneak, Bad Boy Bill, Tall Paul, DJ Dan, Eddie Amador, and DJ Keoki, amongst many others.
Raoul Zerna started his musical journey at the age of 14. when he got his big break from a local radio station. Having only begun deejaying four months prior, Zerna entered the station's DJ contest, winning 2nd place over 200 other contestants nationwide. Not only was the DJ contest aired lived by the station, it was also broadcasted from one of LA's premier nightclubs, "The Dome", witnessed by an audience of 2500.
Zerna's love for the hard and funky sounds of house and techno music drove him to start his own record label and production company, Tech-Asylum Recordings, becoming an outlet for featuring his favorite sounds. His single on Tech-Asylum, "Ecuador y Todo el Mundo", was rated the number 1 tune by the legendary Carl Cox in Muzik Magazine (UK) and was also featured on various compilations including, "Future Sound of Ibiza", mixed by Tall Paul, and was licensed to Duty Free Recordings (UK). Zerna's original production of Richard Vission's "Never let me down" on System Recordings, hit number 1 on the Billboard Club Play/Dance charts for 3 consecutive weeks. His recent singles have received recognition and support from the likes of Roger Sanchez, Rhythm Masters, and Carl Cox.
Always looking to bring his music to the music masses, Zerna draws more than just audiences from the underground dance circuit. "Whether I perform in the states or overseas, I love to see a variety of cultures congregating on the dance floor, dancing and breaking a sweat to the music I play," he explains. "It proves to me that music is universal and transcends cultural barriers, and that's one of the biggest satisfactions I get out of being a DJ and producer."
Producing techno, tech-house, latin-influenced beats and funky disco-grooves for labels worldwide, Raoul Zerna will be seen producing the freshest sounds in dance music and beyond for years to come. Look out for his new productions and remixes on Nocturnal Recordings (UK), Apple Jaxx (UK), Dirty Fabric, and on his label Tech-Asylum Recordings.