DJ Jeizer has an inspiring journey in which small opportunities led him to his true path and passion
By Srishti Kapoor
Jeissen Jose Zerpa Bolivar is known by his stage name DJ Jeizer or simply Jeizer, he is a disc jockey and producer of different musical styles. His musical career began in 1998 in Venezuela (Caracas), where he lived during most of his childhood and youth. At the starting of his career, he began working on the Island of Margarita Venezuela as a DJ at the Hotel Pueblo Caribe. From that moment he realized that he was made for social and public life as he loved being surrounded by people from different languages and nationalities. This inspired him to follow his passion for music. In 2004, when 27-years old he had the opportunity to go to the Netherlands where he started learning Dutch and cooking at restaurants. Sooner he established a professional career as Chef Kok. He cooked in Spanish, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Italian, and French restaurants. Learning more and more made him realize that he could also produce music while cooking. He got the opportunity to participate in different events such as Dance Festival Breda Outdoor, finishing 2nd in the competition of Talent Stage. In December of 2018, Jeizer had the privilege of being at Yokuboclub presents a special We Rule Ibiza event with the Zaira Muños Organization. It was a beautiful experience for him to be in Ibiza. In the year 2019, he was hired by Europa FM in Tenerife. He has now released many singles and remixes with Axel Lopez. In 2017, he released his first song Take the Risk, signed by Streamin Music, the singles that had great reception both in Europe and in Venezuela. He then released multiple songs with Axel Lopez titled Thundercloud, Come Back to Me (The Remixes), The Closed Control, You Ready and Life Goes On. He has worked with multiple record labels such as Streamin Music in Holland, record label at Gelgica MF Records, Discografico at Gelgica MF Records, and Addicting Records label in Spain. In July 2020, he will be releasing a new song titled “Tranqi” with the record label, Addicting Records. For this he has signed with three new talents from Toronto, the singer Teria Morada, and the singer, songwriter and producer Rub Amaya Venezolano and signing by Axel & Venezuelan Jeizer.
Do you find it difficult to have such a broad range of international markets? Does your music differ in style depending on the country or even a city?
For me, as a DJ / Music Producer, I am always listening to all the different musical genres and I stay up to date with the music. In my case, as a producer, I try to bring my own sound and add it to what is on the market. I am always doing something different from others.
In your biography, you have mentioned that you had a love for music ever since you were a child. But why DJ? Why have you decided to be a DJ instead of a pianist or guitar player in a band?
It was really that vision for me, seeing directly while growing up as a DJ I had many musician friends around me but in the end, I decided to be behind the plates and entertain people with my music.
You are playing and listening to Urbano, Latin House, Commercial House, and Electro House. Do you ever see yourself growing in other music genres like Hip-Hop or RnB or even techno?
The truth is that music is always evolving every day. We see many musical genres and the truth is that I am currently working with other alternative genres to give the music a magic touch. Also, I try to give my own music the best melody and connection with the public.
Right now, there is one of the biggest world challenges that humanity is facing. How do you feel about the current situation with Coronavirus? How did that affect you?
Internationally, it is something that caused us many problems and delays, but we always continue to work from home with all the corresponding precautions. The truth is that at the moment I have no income so far in the Netherlands, there are no activities as a DJ. I wish if I could just start giving my people the best of my music.
Where do you see yourself in the next 2-3 years? What are your upcoming biggest projects?
My vision is to sign the main record labels and to be able to play at the best festivals in the world, this is achieved with perseverance, a positive mind, and hard work. I am happy to have the privilege of being here with you and give the testimony of my life as a DJ producer.
What advice would you give to the younger generation with the same passion? What would you suggest to young DJs on how to become successful?
The best advice I can give you is to never stop dreaming and when you have difficulty following the path you have chosen, continue it because every day is a learning experience for you. Always keep your eyes aiming up and do not forget something very important “Humility” this you should never lose, it is the fundamental basis of success. I am happy to give you the strength and desire to fight, I also have a lot to do. Keep going and never forget that it is good to wait.