Immersed in the heydays of the ’90s Midwest rave scene, DVS1 (Zak Khutoretsky) has gained a highly-respected reputation for his versatile skills, infectious energy and physical power behind the decks. As a resident DJ of Berlin’s infamous Berghain / Panorama Bar, he moves the floors of the world’s most prestigious venues, crafting the art of DJing by pushing his own boundaries and sensitively reacting to the crowd’s energy.
Molded by massive sound systems composed of walls of speakers, DVS1’s vision of techno is based on the physical power of music. Zak’s pure approach to sound as a personal channel, used to capture the very moment in time, is as dedicated as his continued desire to shape the electronic scene in his hometown Minneapolis – from throwing illegal warehouse parties to owning a nightclub as well as running his own sound company for two decades.
After his first original releases on Klockworks and Transmat, he was introduced to a larger audience, allowing him to create a strong fellowship for his own imprints. HUSH showcases DVS1’s love for deep, purist techno, while Mistress Recordings reflects his wider range as a beat and rhythm addict, presenting some of his secret weapons that touch all corners of the dance floor and beyond.
With a combination of deep musical knowledge, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a vinyl collection of more than 30,000 records, DVS1 is renowned as an outspoken defender of underground’s true values that have established the American DJ, producer and label owner as a truly exceptional character of today’s contemporary electronic music scene.
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DVS1 Interview at Slam Academy