DJ / VJ / Producer / Remixer
About Fayyaz K
An Inside Look at the Artist
Building on his 20 years of experience working for promoters and club owners, Fayyaz continues to amaze, dropping captivating track compilations for thousands of people. Having been known to “never leave a dance floor empty,” he has become one of Calgary’s most reputable and sought-after DJs. His track record has catapulted his award-winning company, Pez Productions, into a go-to favourite for events and is now recognized as one of the most prestigious DJ companies in Calgary.
Having realized a passion for music at an early age, Fayyaz’s interest in DJing came from listening to Chris Sheppard’s Pirate Radio. Inspired by local talents Troy Allen and DJ Gemini, as well as global moguls Tiesto and Paul Van Dyk, Fayyaz worked his way into the industry from the bottom, investing time to learn the ropes.
Originally named DJ Pez, Fayyaz got his first big break on New Year’s Eve 2001 playing for a sold-out crowd of 8,000 people at the Hyatt’s Black and White NYE Gala, where 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 as one of the top three best mobile DJs in Calgary which encouraged him to start his own DJ company, Pez Productions, the following year. By 2009, Fayyaz had successfully played all of the hot spots in Calgary including: The Whiskey, Flames Central, The Palace, Habitat, The Bank, Tantra, The BMO Centre, and The Warehouse as well as Tequila, Crazy Horse, Mynt, Lucky, Coyotes, Outlaws, Cowboys, Metro, Ceili’s, TEN, and West.
2010 proved to be a new pinnacle in Fayyaz’s DJ career, landing opportunities to open for world famous DJ acts Calvin Harris, Myon and Shane 54, and Tritonal. The following year allowed Fayyaz more opening spots for global DJ acts such as Tydi, Ronski Speed, Jochen Miller, Alex Kidd, and The Noise Controllers, and powerhouse acts like Dash Berlin, Judge Jules, Stoneface and Terminal, Scot Project, and Sander van Doorn. In the years following, he continued to open for respected artists, adding Shogun, Starkillers and world-famous vocalist Nadia Ali to his repertoire.
Due to the demands of his rapidly growing company, in 2014, DJ Fayyaz decided to specialize in private parties and exclusive events. His ability to blend original with familiar has resulted in playing over 2,000 shows to date ranging from nightclubs to festivals, weddings to corporate parties, galas to concerts, school dances to graduations and more. His music selection is unrivalled, curated from a library of over 250,000 songs and ranging in genres from Top 40 to Hip Hop, House to Trance, Country to Latin, Oldies to Classics and much more; allowing him to take his listeners on a musical journey, leaving them energized and invigorated.
DJ Fayyaz is an innovator and a mix musician. He draws from his wealth of experience and cultivates a personal touch, making him notorious for his ability to produce unprecedented on-the-spot mixes. His diverse career, dedication to quality, and refined knowledge of music paired with an uncanny ability to read any crowd have allowed Fayyaz to continue to smash boundaries. DJ Fayyaz continues to spin a bright future for himself through hard work, innovation, raw talent, and a love for his Art.
“Two melodies, dancing intertwined, as if meant only for each other, created to be together, syncing beautifully as if they were one, being stronger together than apart, building energy; creating magic… the perfect mix.”
-DJ Fayyaz K