DJ BEAT a.k.a. Mr. Zuppa is one of the most experienced DJâ€™s from Latvia. His DJ skills and experience developed alongside the Latvian dance music scene itself. From the start of his DJ-ing career he has been actively promoting House and Dance music in Latvia and in the Baltic States.
Although he has started to spin vinyl in the early 90â€™s, in the very beginning of Latviaâ€™s electronic music era, DJ BEAT joined the music scene at the early age of 6. He studied at the Academy of Music, where he had mastered solfegio, piano and spend 11 years singing in “Jazepa Medinaâ€ boys choir, one of the leading choirs in the Baltic States.
Later, upon discovering such music styles as disco, house and acid jazz, DJ BEAT realized that his future would definitely be associated with music. 1990 arrived & this was the time when DJ BEAT DJâ€™d for the first time, playing on “reel to reelâ€ tape recorders in one of Rigaâ€™s discotheques called “Dâ€™Mixâ€.
Ever since, BEAT has played in such clubs as: Dâ€™Mix, Argo, Panna, Metro, OLA, Casablabca, Balsam Bar, M-808, Depo, Pulse, Nobody Writes to Colonel, C-1113, EVO Bar, O Bar, MultiClub, Bermud, Gallery NIA, Fashion, Atlantis, Moskva, Hedonia 55, as well as in different clubs and events all over Latvia and abroad. In collaboration with Rhythm Doctor (UK), DJ Fudge (FR), Raul Saarements (EST), Mixmaster AG&Raitis (LV), Tadeu Nice&Domino (LT), DJ Vidis (LT), Madis Nestor (EST), Robert Peterson (EST), Dave Storm (EST), M-Key (LT), and many more he was promoting and organizing different house music events. Besides his love of music, he has also found time to work as a producer and graphic designer.
DJ BEAT joined DJâ€™s crew “HOUSE OF LOVEâ€ with DJâ€™s: Mario, Romantixx and Jackmaster G in 2004 and became a resident DJ of Rigaâ€™s house club â€œHEDONIA 55â€. During his 4-year residency at the â€œHEDONIA 55â€, he has continued working as an events promoter, organizing House music events in various places in Latvia: Sunset Vibes, Riga Housing Authority,
Gospel in da House, Evo Dry Tune and many more. Â DJ BEAT was also involved in organizing the Baltic Beach Party, one of the biggest events in the Baltic States, and for several years he was also one of the Dance House Stage DJâ€™s, playing alongside with: DJ Gregory (FRA), Green Velvet (USA), DJ Julm (Rulers of The Deep/Julm Records),Â DJ Lauris Lee & DJ Karalius (RyRalio Records), DJ Vidis (Zip FM), DJ Da Sunlounge (Myna Music, UK), DJ Blacksoul (Blacksoul Music), DJ Lady Wax (RU), DJ-=UHU=- (LV) and moreâ€¦
From 2000 DJ BEAT is managing atmosferix.net, which was formed as internet radio, but which now is turned into record label.
DJ BEAT is mixing deep, tech, soulful house, disco, broken beats, funk, nu jazz and soul, taking the audience on a journey with a transcendent experience.