An Inside Look at the Artist
Building on his 15 years of experience working for promoters and club owners and dropping sick track compilations for thousands of people, Fayyaz continues to astound and amaze -having been attributed to "never leaving a dancefloor empty" -he has become one of Calgary’s most reputable and sought after DJ’s. His track record has catapulted his company Pez Productions into a go-to favorite for events across the board and recognized as one of the most prestigious DJ companies in Calgary.
Having a passion for music at an early age, Fayyaz’s interest in DJing came listening to Chris Sheppard’s Pirate Radio. Being inspired by local talents Troy Allen and DJ Gemini as well as global moguls Tiesto and Paul Van Dyk, Fayyaz seamlessly worked his way into the industry, investing time to learn the ropes.
Working his way from the very bottom, Fayyaz (who started off his DJ career as DJ Pez) got his first big break on NYE 2001. After playing for a sold out crowd of 8,000 people at the Hyatt’s Black and White NYE Gala, upcoming radio station Vibe 98.5 took notice. Since then, Fayyaz has shared the stage alongside hot acts such as Nelly, Shawn Desman, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Jermaine Dupri, 112, Jagged Edge, Da Brat, Noreaga, Eve, Lil’ Flip, Keshia Chante, City High and Soul Decision.
By 2007, Fayyaz was ranked within the top 3 best mobile DJ’s in Calgary which encouraged him to start his own DJ Company in 2008. Pressing forward to 2009, Fayyaz had successfully played at all of the hot spots in Calgary, including: The Whiskey, Flames Central, Habitat, The Bank, Tantra, Mansion 355, The BMO Center, Opus, Republik, The Warehouse, Soho, Tequila, Mile One, Crazy Horse, Jimmy's, Mynt, Lucky, Tangerine, Coyotes, Outlaws, Cowboys, Aurora, Area 51, Metro, Spin, The Met, The Mix, Belgo, Ceili’s, TEN and West.
2011 started with a bang allowing Fayyaz more opening spots for Global DJ acts: Tydi, Ronski Speed, Jochen Miller and Dash Berlin and finishing off the year opening for powerhouse acts: Noise Controllers, Judge Jules, Stoneface and Terminal, Scot Project, Alex Kidd and Sander Van Doorn. In 2012, Fayyaz added artists Tritonal -for a second time and Shogun to his repertoire and carried into 2013 strong; opening for Starkillers and world famous vocalist Nadia Ali. Due to the demands of his rapidly growing company, Fayyaz switched directions in 2014/15 moving his specialty to private parties and exclusive events.
His ability to fuse original with familiar has Fayyaz pulling in over 2,000 shows to date, ranging from nightclubs to festivals, weddings to corporate parties, schools to grads, after-parties to raves and more. His music selection is unrivaled, curating from a music library of over 250,000 songs, ranging in genres from Top 40 to House, Trance to Electro, R&B to Hip Hop, Dance to Country, Latin to Reggae, Rock to Oldies and much more; leaving you energized and invigorated as he takes you on a musical journey.
An innovator and a mix musician, Fayyaz has pulled from each experience and cultivated his own personal touch, making him notorious for his innate ability to produce unprecedented on-the-spot mixes. His diverse experience and dedication to quality, paired with a refined knowledge of music, and an uncanny ability to read any crowd has allowed Fayyaz to smash boundaries previously unheard of. Fayyaz continues to spin a bright future for himself through hard work, innovation, raw talent, and a love for his craft.
Two melodies, dancing intertwined, as if meant only for each other, created to be together, beautifully syncing as if they were one, being stronger together then apart, building energy; creating magic... the perfect mix.
-DJ Fayyaz K