DJ DisasZt aka Daniel Fuerst-Zoffel has been involved in drum and bass culture since the mid-1990’s and now known as ’The Don’ of the Austrian scene has become an integral part of the European movement.
His Djing career, like many others, was kicked-started by his love of music, parties and vinyl. Having first hooked up with DJ Combo they bought all the records they could find and started playing at any event that would have them. By 1998 his hard work had started to pay off, his first serious bookings started coming in and he founded the legendary Bass Infection Crew along with DJ Phazes and Dom.n.k.
In 2001 DisasZt started producing with his first release ’Get it on’ making it onto the Austrian D&B compilation ’Inside Aut’. Around the same time he also launched his business as a party organiser for most of Austria’s provinces like Tyrol, Styria and Burgenland.
Then in 2002 DisasZt created his own event series called Mainframe, subheading: Vienna Drum & Bass Massive in the Viennese Wuk club. As the crowds grew Mainframe was able to move to Vienna’s biggest regular D&B venue, the 2000 capacity Arena. In 2004 he would also go on to become a resident at D.Kay’s weekly drum and bass night ’Beat It’ in the Flex club, Vienna.
2006 was a particularly important year in his career. With his subsequent business partner Andy, he launched the Zoo club; a melting pot for urban music, culture and various styles of electronic music. Since then the Mainframe clubnights with their unique flair have become an essential part of the Vienesse party scene. The following year was all about community for DisasZt, he founded the ’Basscity’ series, an event giving exclusivity to Austrian artists and Mainframe entered its sixth year, growing to become Austria’s biggest monthly blowout. Other artists to have performed alongside DisasZt include Dillinja, Cyantific, Andy C, Xample, Body & Soul, Chase & Status, Marky, Noisia, Shimon, TC, Sub Focus, Kasra, Teebee, Break Futurebound, Pendulum, John B, Craggz & Parallel Forces, Danny Byrd, Fabio, Bukem and many, many more.
In 2008 his focus shifted more towards making music and developing the characteristically dirty Austrian sound. So during the summer of that year Mainframe Recordings was launched and so far the same stellar success from his events has followed. Fronted by DisasZt, the roster has grown to include Shimon, DC Breaks, Camo & Krooked, Mutated Forms, Tenchu, MC Coppa and Ruckus Keepers. With Mainframe releases garnering support from the likes Mistajam and Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 right the way through to club DJs such as Chase & Status and Andy C there’s no doubt that these are exciting times for DJ DisasZt. With future collaborations with Shimon on his Audioporn imprint, a hectic Mainframe release schedule and a record bag full of the freshest dubplates, DisasZt never fails to get the club jumping. 2010 get ready!
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