Born in Cairo, Egypt. Karim Zidan began his career with the mindset to bring out Egypt's potential for greatness in the world of electronic music. After five years on guitar, Zidan made the transition from acoustic strings to the wonders of house music.
The 20 year-old has only been DJing for 4 years. He first bought a Pioneer CDJ set just after his 16th birthday, then grew bored with it and progressed to the wonders of electronic live acts on Ableton Live along with the Maschine and several midi controllers.
Now residing in Toronto, Canada and juggling between the wonders of house and techno as well as developing a love for deep house, Zidan's sets incorporate many complex elements that create his unique sound. As time has gone by, his sets have begun to include minimalistic elements that show the growth and maturity of his selection. Along with his evolving sets, Zidan focused his ever-growing thirst for knowledge and experience to the vast field of music production.
As of 2010, after doing several guest mixes on Proton Radio, Zidan started “The Journey”, a radio show exclusively on InsomniaFM, where he showcases his mixing skills while providing a melodic journey full of the latest and greatest tunes of the moment. Soon afterward he began the "And After Light There Was House" series on Ensonic Radio that has hosted the likes of Avicii, Pleasurekraft, Tomcraft, Manuel De La Mare, Jesse Fex, Stefano Noferini, Rainer Weichold, Jay Lumen, Dosem, DJ Hal, Heartik, Denis A and Luigi Rocca.
2011 has proven to be the best year for Zidan, who harnessed his love for Deep Tech House and created “From the Deep” on westradio.gr, which quickly became a favorite on the station by proving guests such as Paulo Mojo, Noir, John Acquaviva, Tapesh, Timo Garcia, Coyu & Pleasurekraft. Along with these radioshows, Zidan has begun to earn his reputation in the city of Montreal performing at several prominent locations.
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