Zak aka DVS1(devious one), is one of the most prominent figures in the Midwest/US 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 well over 10,000 records. Well we are sure they sound great on our mighty fine Ampere soundsystem. Welcome back to Antwerp..
DVS1 klockworks _ prologue USA extended set
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 floors of the world’s most prestigious and best venues crafting the art of DJ’ing through always being in the mix, pushing his limits.
DVS1‘s range and emotional focus explains why as a DJ, Zak has garnered unique respect locally, around the Midwest and now worldwide. 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 waywith 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.
As a producer, DVS1 makes music that is simple, effective and captures the feeling of the moment. His first release was charted by almost all of the heavyweights in modern techno and was described as… “stripped down & raw to the bone, the sounds DVS1 creates are that of purism & clarity, everything you need in a techno record is present. Hypnotizing electronic structures, mind bending chords and soul!”