SHAZZ MAHFUDZ (Malaysia) *House
Shazz’s DJ sets are wild musical and rhythmic journeys that go from the ethereal to the intense and everywhere in between. They tell a story that aims to connect with each dancer’s body and soul, to move his feet and touch his heart. Growing up in New York City meant music figured heavily in Shazz’s childhood, as listening to influential radio stations like WBLS-FM established a diverse frame of musical reference. In 1994 he discovered the nascent underground house scene in Kuala Lumpur, igniting his passion for DJing garage and deep house.
The late ‘90s saw Shazz cut his DJing teeth in England with numerous residencies that included Tyrant (with Craig Richards and Lee Burridge), and guest performances at DiY’s Floppy Disco and Back 2 Basics, among others. He returned to Kuala Lumpur a few years later and was promptly offered a coveted place in the opening team of Zouk KL.
As Entertainment Manager and Head Resident DJ at Zouk KL, he has been crucial in shaping the musical direction for the club. He was particularly instrumental in moulding Aristo into the admired underground house room it is today, spinning his beguiling mix of deep house, techno and disco there to the appreciative crowds that
come faithfully every week. He also continues to astound regional crowds from Singapore to Shanghai. Some of
his memorable club performances include djmag Top 100 Clubs 2015 #1 Green Valley (Brazil), Bounce (HCMC, Vietnam), Seduction (Phuket, Thailand), and Waves (Cebu, Philippines). His impeccable DJing and MCing talents have been in constant demand for such international brands as adidas China, Apple S.E. Asia, YTL Hotels
Asia, and Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia.
Shazz has diversified into “music styling”, compiling and arranging music tailored to specific locations and organisations that include Westin Hotel K.L., and YTL’s Pangkor Laut and Tanjong Jara Resorts. Music production is another area Shazz has started to delve into, having recently completed a number of remixes, including one
of “The Power Within” by Leonard Peter, featuring Michelle Weeks on vocals.
Some of Shazz’s works can be heard at: