Patafunk & DJ Zev
Today is a unique setup in the studio. Both of our guests, Patafunk and DJ Zev, have insane talent and hustle. And talent can go a long way, but it’s the hustle that separates these music mavens from the pack.
Patafunk is a singer/songwriter, producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist who hails from Caracas, Venezuela. Growing up, Pata was a punk rocker who lived by the ocean, which plays a major influence in his sound, which is an awesome mix of reggae, house, dance, electronic.
After achieving considerable success on the radio waves in Venezuela (his single, “Surferston feat. G2,” reached #2 on the billboard chart), he moved to New York City in 2010 to take his music career onto the international stage. We’re glad he did—since his move, he’s rocked the house at South by Southwest, Miami Art Bazzle, and NYC hotspots like Soho House, Hotel Hugo, and Le Bain.
DJ Zev is Patafunk’s executive producer and co-producer on his upcoming album High Life. Zev is a seasoned DJ, performing at events for Malibu Rum, Red Bull, and Steve Madden. He’s also gained some serious cred in the real estate world and will be featured on the upcoming season of Million Dollar Listing.
Together, these two have been hard at work on Patafunk’s highly anticipated third album, High Life, set to drop later this summer. The Brooklyn DJ duo curated one hell of a playlist for today, "Songs Across The Music Map" which we talk about over a couple matcha lattes.