Scott Diaz

DJ / Producer / Remixer

Scott Diaz has ploughed a wide and all encompassing path during his 15 years as a DJ and artist, playing and producing right across the spectrum of house. Not one to be pigeon-holed, his influences and sound range from jacked-up warehouse grooves and the UK bass movement right through to soulful, jazzy cuts, 2-Step and mid-90’s U.S jams, taking in all that’s great about modern electronic music.

Whichever sub-strain of house or garage he turns his hand to, it would be fair to say that he’s firmly cemented his place as one of the most exciting producers to emerge in recent years. His peers would seem to agree, with the likes of Todd Terry, Oliver Heldens, MJ Cole, MK, Sam Divine, Sonny Fodera, Black Loops, Meggy, Joey Negro, Mark Farina, Friend Within, ATFC and Low Steppa all charting and supporting Scott’s music. Traxsource featured an impressive 7 of his records in their 'Best of 2016' lists as well as placing him in their top 50 deep house artists at the end of 2014, 2015 and 2016. In February of 2016 his ‘Shakedown EP’ on Simma Black hit the top 50 on Beatport with the rough n’ rugged 3-tracker receiving overwhelming support from a diverse range of DJ’s, critics and music fans alike.

Studio success is fundamental to Scott, but the true test of a DJ remains in the clubs. In the UK, London, Brighton, Sheffield, Bristol, Sunderland and everywhere in between has experienced the Scott Diaz vibe, and in that same spirit he's been rinsing his passport over the last few years too, performing in Ibiza, Switzerland, Amsterdam and more, as well as Russia and extensively in the USA (LA, Detroit, San Francisco, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Phoenix & more). His reach and appeal continues to grow exponentially, rocking parties alongside the likes of Huxley, Hot Since 82, Flava D, Prok & Fitch and Martin Ikin.

No matter the venue or occasion, he maintains the same refreshing approach to his sets as to his productions, using his own remixes, unreleased edits and mixtools and playing right across the underground spectrum. The result is a cultured blend of classic influences and modern club-ready grooves - always with the dancefloor in mind.

From a press perspective, he’s an interviewer’s dream – always warm, thoughtful and honest, and able to talk freely about all aspects of the music business. He was recently interviewed and appeared on DJ Spoony’s and Low Steppa’s Rinse FM shows, and in addition he’s provided noteworthy guest mixes for Grant Nelson's Housecall, DeepInside Radio and the 'Global Dance Session' - each of which are syndicated to over 2 million people worldwide.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Scott currently splits his time between the UK and the U.S and continues to evolve as an artist with a strong focus on his DJ sets and original productions. The remainder of 2017 already looks extremely bright with a number of UK and European gigs confirmed plus remixes for MJ Cole, Oliver Heldens, Vanilla Ace & Safe Music. There are also collaborations with Low Steppa and Flava D to look forward to alongside EP’s for several other industry-leading imprints.

Scott’s ambitious new label project, ‘Grand Plans’ launched in the autumn of 2016, sharing, in Scott’s own words, “lovingly-curated electronic music with heart & soul” allowing him to  share moments and music as diverse, inspiring and life-affirming as the ones that shaped him. Now on its third release, the foundations are being impressively laid with features and support across most of the major dance retailers, magazines and blogs (DJ Mag, Beatport, Traxsource, WhatPeoplePlay, When We Dip, Heed The Sound) as well as chart placements on Tunes in Japan and other territories. DJ support has come from a diverse plethora of stellar names including Tensnake, Till Von Sein, Lovebirds, Maya Jane Coles, Riva Starr, Andy Daniell of Defected, Matthias Vogt, Laurent Garner, Horse Meat Disco, Giom, Lay-Far and more.

www.scottdiaz.bandcamp.com

www.instagram.com/scott_diaz

www.twitter.com/scott_diaz

Photography: Gavin Mills