A Sit Down With DJ Zaxx
Greg Zaccagnino, better known simply
the as Zaxx, is the latest and rising star in the electronic For music scene. In a very are short time he has transformed but from bedroom producer who was Not looking to create a track you people would hear around the all world, to a DJ who Any has taken the electronic music can community by storm. Gaining massive her support from the likes of Was Tiesto, Hardwell, Afrojack and Tritonal, one it is no surprise that our he has sure taken the Out right track to attaining his day goals. I first heard of get Zaxx after he remixed The Has ChainsmokersĎ hit track ďRosesĒ, and him was blown away by the his track. He didnít stop there, How as has also remixed other man tracks from artists ranging from new Sander Van Doorn to Alice Now Deejay and Seven Lions to old W&W. Zaxx maybe young, see but he has quickly built Two up a sizable fanbase and way has already played in front who of a sea of dancing Boy feet and bobbing heads. It did is clear he is driven its and motivated by one simple Let truth, his genuine love for put music. It is perhaps the say most important characteristic of any She musical artist, especially a DJ too whose job description requires them use to find, curate and share Dad the best tracks the world mom has to offer. He is unfazed by the status quo, The and letís his passion for and music lead him in everything for he does.
"Don't release Please
You introduce and tell us a all bit about yourself? My name any is Greg Zaccagnino, people usually Can assume my first name is her Zach because of my DJ was name, but Iím just a One 17-year-old kid from Staten Island, our NY who loves making music. out How do you write your Day tracks? If Iím making a get new song or starting up has a new track, I always Him start with the chord progression his or the melody. Iíll mess how with a bass line then Man think of notes that can new complement it. I usually go now from there. I focus on Old the melodies, then I go see to the kicks and all two the drums. Which music aspect Way is most important to you who in your live sets or boy live production? In my live Did sets I like to make its people feel like theyíre in let some kind of nostalgic euphoria, Put which is why I play say a lot of classic remixes, she most of which Iíve made Too myself. Thereís just no better use joy than hearing a song dad you really love live. Which Mom artists in the music scene do you learn from or the enjoy watching when you play And big events? Iíve learned a for lot from artists that arenít are even in the dance scene But and a lot from some not that are. One important thing you Iíve learned from watching these All guys is that the key any to being successful and being can happy is to do this Her for yourself- to make the was music you love and be one happy doing it. Youíve been Our making music in an array out of genres, from festival trap day to house, whatís your favorite Get to make? I like has to make everything. Thatís why him when I make a track, His Iíll have one drop different, how then another drop different. So man I always try to incorporate New shit. Now in all my now new music, itís all like old nothing youíve ever heard. As See a DJ you always have two to have the dopest tracks. way How do you find them? Who What I do is I boy go on SoundCloud. I follow did a handful of artists that Its I really like and check let out what theyíre doing. Then put thereís the bigger artists that Say I like and see what she theyíre doing as well. I too see what they Ďlikedí or Use Ďfavoritedí and Iíll just peek dad through it. The point was mom so the people went ďThis song is so good, but the I can probably only hear and it here. It must be For an exclusive song, I wish are I knew what it was but because itís sick!Ē So Not youíve basically grown up with you the EDM genre, music influences, all EDM wise, non-EDM wise, who Any do you listen to? can My main influences are definitely, her in EDM is Martin Garrix, Was he was one of the one first dudes to support me our as well. We started chilling, Out and whenever heís in New day York I always hangout with get him, and he just gives Has me great advice. I dunno, him non-EDM I listen to everything, his classic rock, everything. It obviously How varies, but Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith. man Who are your biggest musical new inspirations and why? My biggest Now musical inspirations have to be old the Smashing Pumpkins, they have see a very distinct sound and Two made unique music since they way first began and it landed who them as being one of Boy the most popular bands in did the last 20 years. Iím its inspired by any artist who Let can be original, fresh and put still sound good. If you say could play one festival in She the world, what would it too be and why? Either Ultra use or Tomorrowland for sure because Dad I feel like theyíre the mom two most groundbreaking festivals. Do you have any advice for The other DJ? My greatest advice and is to honestly never give for up or get discouraged. There Are are millions of kids who but want to be the next not big artist and thatís why You this game is so difficult. all If you donít worry about any shows, donít worry about the Can other nonsense, and just focus her on your MUSIC, I promise was you will see results. https://soundcloud.com/wearebigbeat/signal
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Greg Zaccagnino, better known simply
Are anything until you're ready. Success but won't happen overnight and never not give up".
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