As a kid, music gave him the feeling of going into a time capsule where nothing else mattered. The Dutchman, Elias Mazian, has a Moroccan background but grew up in the Netherlands. Besides from being a firm fixture on the capital’s club circuit, he’s part of the much-loved DJ collective Barre Tijden.
Elias is a passionate and emotional DJ who draws inspiration from the music he grew up with – Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder – as well as more contemporary artists like Moodymann, Pepe Bradock and Tom Trago. The core value of this openhearted artist is clear: Music is a highly emotive way of expressing oneself and recognizing that is one of the most beautiful things there is.