If innovation is a necessity for any musician to evolve his or her chosen art, then look no further than DJ Shazan for an experience in house music unmatched by any of his peers in Kuala Lumpur. A pioneering figure in Kuala Lumpur’s dance scene since inception, Shazan began playing guest slots at Echo Jazz Bar, Clubhouse and Backroom, Carbon and Movement alongside local stalwarts, Jungle Jerry, DJ Gabriel and DJ Donovan ‘Funky Junky’ Tho whenever he returned from studies in Australia. KL born and bred, Shazan moved to Australia at the tender age of 13 to further his education and returned in 2005 with more than just a Masters degree in IT management but a wealth of industry experience after 8 years as a member of Western Australia’s pioneering and biggest dance music promoters Delirium Promotions. Also known as DJ Boy in Perth, Shazan also held a 5 year residency at Geisha Bar, Perth’s longest running house music institution where he developed his signature style of music incorporating disco, soul, nu jazz, techno, acid and funky jacking house that never fails to move and inspire.
Returning home to Kuala Lumpur with knowledge and personal working relationships with many of the elite members of electronic music different genres, Shazan and close friend DJ Azran formed OMP Entertainment, an event management brand that has earned an enviable amount of growing support amongst the young social elites of Malaysia’s evolving society. Since its creation in 2007, OMP Entertainment is a multi focused entertainment company with the objective of presenting annual music events and festivals that showcase world-class home grown and international talent.
In a span of 10 years of dance floor and industry experience in Australasia, Shazan has played alongside artists and luminaries such as Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Johnny Fiasco, Gene Farris, Masters at Work, Derrick May, Sasha and Digweed, Kevin Saunderson, Jeff Mills, Nick Waren, Sven Vath, DJ Sneak, Green Velvet and many others that he has long considered heroes in the world of electronic music. A self confessed perfectionist and innovator when it comes to House music, Shazan’s use of acapellas and samples along with irresistible beats and rhythms enforces his reputation in Australasia as a ‘DJ that is often imitated but never duplicated’.