Zak aka DVS1(devious one), is one of the most prominent figures in the Minneapolis dance music landscape today. A local DJ favorite since the mid nineties, DVS1 continues to move floors with a combination of deep musical knowledge, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a vinyl collection of more than 10.000 records. As a promoter he has been responsible for putting together some of the most memorable lineups and successful events of the past 2 decades, and his advanced understanding of sound design/architecture has built a reputation of unqualified excellence for his promotion company, Hush. Zaks deep roots and his bold and uncompromising nature have won him great respect as a passionate and outspoken defender and promoter of quality music.
DVS1's range and emotional focus explains why as a DJ, Zak has garnered unique respect locally, around the Midwest, and as far reaching as Tresor in Europe(2001). A consummate performer, Zak never maps out his sets ahead of time, opting to craft sets spontaneously from within the context they are intended for. He does this the old-fashioned way-with bags of wax carefully assembled from his massive record collection. This improvisational element makes each of his sets a one-of-a-kind personal expression, never again to be repeated, in which the audience's mood and energy level always plays a notable role. [ms98-1_info from gg]