Mister Zero is a DJ/producer from New Jersey. Their first forays into DJ culture were the mixtapes and remixes that they started making on cassette while they were in their teens. They experimented with cutting and rearranging music at the same time that they began to discover the culture of dance music. Mister Zero moved to Massachusetts in 1998 and ran a series of seasonal and weekly parties over the past ten years with their DJ partner, Steamy Brown and various other guests performers. After a stint in Boston studying audio engineering and production, they find themselves back playing seasonal parties that focus on the community spirit on the dancefloor. Mister Zero’s parties attract diverse crowds that include performance artists, live drummers, flaggers, as well as serious musicians and old school house heads.
DJing is more than playing great records for people or creating a fun party, it is about creating community that reflects our culture. We need to hear it, dance to it, and in times of joy or crisis we turn to music to lift us up.
Mister Zero mixes music for listeners in and out of the clubs, and is using the platform to explore the history of the music and its pioneers. They are grateful to those who have so graciously created the foundation and keep the music alive for the next generation — David Mancuso, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles, Danny Tenaglia, Danny Krivit, Francois K, Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, and Susan Morabito.
I can tell you one thing, I don’t hear many DJs that will drop a soulful track and then drop techno. Honestly, I think that is what sets me apart. I have an appreciation for a lot of music, I don’t just like to stick to one genre. It’s all about the journey.