Awakenings Summer Festival
Shiva Shazad is 22 years old and was born in Teheran, Iran. She moved to the Netherlands with her parents and sister during the revolution in 1980. Because of the influence of her father, who plays the violin, she developed a passion for music as a child. She has been exposed to the dance scene since the past few years and got impressed by the power of electronic music. To fulfill her growing passion, she started to perform as a DJ in the summer of 2000 and created her own musical style. In August 2001 she moved to Amsterdam to pursue her interest in music. She held a residency at Nightlife in Maastricht in 2000 and 2001 and she also played at Chemistry in Amsterdam in July 2001, together with 100%ISIS and Mr. C. Furthermore, she has performed throughout the Netherlands at clubs like: Mazzo - Paradiso Racism Beat it - Patronaat - Stalker - Mezzo Extrema Eindhoven - De Rechter - 013 Tilburg - Catchclub (resident) - Kadans - Kashmir Lounge (resident) - Manga-party at castle Hoensbroek - Getaway July - ZappClub Simplon - ADE @ More 2002 - Fullmoon Party Ruigoord October - Eurosonic / Noorderslag festival 2003 - City Parade 2003 (Belgium) - Woodstock - All is One @ Amuse - Mysteryland 2003 - Radio 3FM - "God is DJ"-Veronica TV. Also International Shiva grows in experience everyday: She already did 3 international tours to Istanbul and Ankara (Turkey) together with DJ 100%ISIS in 2002 - Amman (Jordan) - Silo Leuven (Belgium) - Frankfurt Messe 2003 - Bulgarian Tour Club Escape (Sofia) and Dramatic Theatre (Plovdiv). Currently, Shiva is working on her producing skills together with Dutch producers like Joris Voorn (X-trax, Soundarchitecture), John Consemulder (soma, x-trax, native, warner, end to end, MG) and Jozo (Soulboyz). Her love for music goes beyond one particular style and she plays any kind of music that touches her feeling from eclectic deep house, through tech-house, to warm, melodic, mystical techno.