Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and raised in suburban Detroit, Seth learnt the art of DJing initially from his stepfather (then a college radio DJ) and later from working, at only 16, behind the counter in legendary Detroit record store ‘Melodies & Memories’. It wasn’t until Seth made the decision to explore new horizons in the mid-2000s, moving to Berlin fresh out of his teens (after debuting at Panorama Bar at just 18 years old), that his DJ career really took off.
Since the move from Detroit to Berlin, then settling in London for a number of years, and now with his time divided between Ibiza and Los Angeles, Seth has established himself as one of the world biggest DJs (voted the world’s number one DJ in scene bible Resident Advisor and gracing the front cover of Mixmag three times). He’s equally at home playing to the smoke-filled dance floors of some of the world’s most discerning nightclubs, such as fabric (London), Nordstern (Basel), The Lux (Lisbon) or Blitz (Munich), as he is headlining the world’s largest festivals, like Glastonbury, Movement, Roskilde or Sonar.
“I live to work on projects and build ideas that sit at the point where art, commerce, and ideas meet. For me, this idea of creation is really the essence of life.”
Seth is a DJ who jumps around in sounds, style, and color. Some sets of Seth are just not for me, while others are downright amazing. This is the primary reason why I like and respect him as a DJ. He is willing to press the boundaries of what a DJ is and doesn’t stick to a genre. If I compared it to food, he is like a word-class chef vs. just a guy who knows how to smoke a brisket. Not that I don’t love a good brisket…. but I think you get the idea.
As I titled this week’s Music Monday post, Seth Troxler Classic DJ set. This was a set that he recorded for the Legend Danny Tenaglia’s 60th birthday and true to description. It is a classic set and a damn good one at that. I hope you enjoy.