DJ Dossier

DJ Tranzit on His Alter Ego, New CD, World Travels, and the Current Oversaturation of EDM

The future 's looking pretty damn bright for Steven Chung, which is probably why he's wearing those Von Zipper shades in the picture above.

Over the next 72 hours alone, the 31-year-old house music maestro (who performs as DJ Tranzit) will open for EDM wunderkind DallasK this evening at Wild Knight, hold a gigantic release party for his latest mix CD tomorrow night at Madison Event Center, and then stage his regular Switch Sundays gig at the Dollhouse. Chung also has an EP coming out on German EDM label Plasmapool Entertainment, some potential gigs around the world might take place in the coming months, and he's going to be teaching a few courses for SCC's renowned DJ program this fall. Whew.

Chung found some time is his busy schedule (which also includes creating a monthly podcast and spinning on 101.5 Jamz) to talk to Up on the Sun about his career, the future of house music, and his feelings about the EDM world.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.