Electrocuting Beats into Music with Glaze
Photo Courtesy: Gil Glaze

Electrocuting Beats into Music with Glaze

Gil Glaze is a well-known Swiss DJ and producer who has made a significant impact on the electronic music world. He was born and brought up in Zurich, where his parents were South African, and this experience greatly influenced his musical career. His early education at the Zurich International School set the stage for his future in music, which UCLA summer courses in music, DJing, producing, and radio broadcasting further cultivated. 

Glaze’s love of music took him to the Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Conversations with well-known classmates including Maggie Rogers, Fletcher, and Justin Jesso characterized his time at NYU. Glaze developed his DJ abilities during college parties while a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, which eventually landed him a residency with Tao Group Hospitality in New York. Internships at Primary Wave and Atlantic Records significantly advanced his professional development by giving him priceless industry experience. 

Starting to DJ at well-known Zurich nightclubs like Encore, Diagonal, Indochine, and Kaufleuten between 2009 and 2016, Gil Glaze’s career started to take form. He started his “Breeze,” an event series, at this time, and it eventually developed into a record label devoted to finding and developing up-and-coming artists. This first stage of his career made him well-known in Zurich’s local music scene. 

2016 saw Glaze relocate to the United States, where his career took off. He started opening for highly regarded performers like David Guetta, Marshmello, Tiësto, Kygo, and Martin Garrix while playing for Tao Group Hospitality at numerous locations around the nation. His notoriety was further cemented by his appearances at well-known occasions including Jamie Foxx’s birthday and the Super Bowl afterparty. 

2018 was a pivotal year in Glaze’s career when The Chainsmokers’ management took notice of his remix of “Young”. This resulted in Columbia Records’ official reworking of their hit song “Honest,” which has been streamed millions of times. Glaze was thus invited to open for The Chainsmokers on their Australian tour and to continue working with them on their European tour in 2022. 

Official remixes for Robin Schulz, Kelly Clarkson, and Faozia are among Gil Glaze’s repertoire; his original works have been released on prominent labels including Spinnin’ Records, Tiësto’s Musical Freedom, and Martin Garrix’s STMPD Records. He began a global tour opening for Afrojack in 2024 after signing with Wall Records for management. He further cemented his place in the global music scene by landing an eight-show residency at XS Nightclub at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Glaze has played at the Djakarta Warehouse Project, Ultra Miami, Ultra Tokyo, Ultra South Africa, Ultra Europe, and Tomorrowland Winter, among other of the most renowned music events in the globe. Dynamic sets that enthrall audiences all throughout the world have defined his appearances.

Glaze studied music production while an undergraduate and earned a master’s degree in hospitality and tourism while juggling his musical career and academic goals. His goal is to work in hospitality in Zurich, perhaps opening a restaurant or nightclub. Glaze is a golfer, tennis player, cyclist, and swimmer when not playing music. He also is on the board of Swiss Vets for Pets, a charity that helps people who cannot pay for their pets’ veterinarian care. For Swiss International Airlines, he also put up a mix that demonstrated his adaptability and wide appeal. 

Gil Glaze’s rise to fame as a DJ and producer worldwide from a teenage music lover in Zurich is evidence of his skill, commitment, and love of music. His capacity to emote with listeners through his songs and his humanitarian endeavors highlight his diverse impact both inside and outside of the music industry.

Published by: Nelly Chavez

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