Triza is a Halifax, Virginia native who had family that exposed him at a very young age to various Genres of music. Triza accredits his love for music production to his uncle who was a DJ. Triza first began practicing on his uncle’s turntables as a teenager and got his first gig, DJing at his high schools prom. It was at this point that he got the bug and soon after began learning and observing everything he could about the art of DJing and eventually fell in love with the entire hip-hop culture.
His dream’s in music were first realized at age 17 when Dipset placed one of his beats that sky rocketed oversees and earned Triza a reputation as one of the industry’s hottest up and coming young producers. Inspiring to get out of a small town, Triza decided to move to Atlanta and to attend Clark Atlanta University, where he majored in Mass Media Arts. This proved to be a very smart move for his music career and not so much for his education plans when he landed his first internship with Ludacris’s label “Disturbing the Peace Records”. His career focus quickly shifted from academia to music and Triza left college in order to pursue his dream. For the next year he literally lived at the studio, eating and sleeping music and perfecting his craft.
Creating an experience where partygoers get up from their VIP sections and back on the dance floor is the goal of Atlanta-based dj, DJ Triza. Triza, no stranger to the music world, is virtually light years away from mixing tracks as a hobby during his teenage years in his hometown, Halifax, Va. Today, he is signed as a producer with Rico Love, a renowned singer-songwriter, rapper and producer. After a few years of getting his feet wet in the producing world, earning credits with artists such as Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston, Triza is pushing towards the forefront and putting a face to his music through dj’ing.
With musical influencers like producers Pharrell Williams and Timbaland, Triza has found his own sound and likes to describe it as, “Unorthodox, bounce and minimal”. Listeners taking a dive into his tracks can expect to hear crazy drum patterns and sound selections, paired with a heavy intertwining of EDM, Baltimore club, and bounce music in a juxtaposition with genres like R&B.
“It was a natural transition for me to go from dj’ing as an artist and making beats. I feel like it was the next step,” says Triza. “Having a mentor helped me hone my craft and helped me figure what to keep and what not to keep to find my sound,” he added. “I’ve surrounded myself with a lot of people who’ve done it—Bryan-Michael Cox, Usher, Rico Love—and it has kind of taught me what makes a hit and what doesn’t.”
Coming full circle from bored, self-taught, small town kid infatuated with creating a different sound, to a musical hit-maker, Triza is surely on his way to getting listeners up and out and in tune with what’s coming next.