Aaron Kuppin AKA DJ Raid Zero
Aaron Kuppin aka Raid Zero is an established DJ on the West Coast who brings 10+ years of experience to every lesson.
He has performed at every major night club in San Francisco - including Ruby Skye, Temple, DNA Lounge, Audio Discotech - and at SoCal's Exchange LA.
Aaron’s advanced technical skills, and intimate knowledge of wide array of equipment and set-ups, separate him from a lot of other DJs on the scene. Moreover, Aaron possesses an easy demeanor, and has a keen sense of how to communicate his knowledge to anyone who wants to learn.
Favorite genre? House & Techno // Jersey Club, hard to answer because I love all style of music.
Biggest Influences? A-Trak & Laidback Luke
Festival - Burning Man // NV
Your DJ Story
How did you first get interested in becoming a DJ?
My older sister and older cousin were both bay area DJ's in the late 90's and early 2000's - I always thought it was so cool how they blended records together.
What aspects of being a DJ do you enjoy the most?
Being connected on the same wave length & sharing an intimate experience with the dance floor.
Favorite DJ story?
Doing a 3.5Hr opening set for Dash Berlin @ August Hall in SF (Formerly Ruby Skye) - the show was completely sold out.
Having the honor to play in such a prestigious venue was incredible.
- I'll never forget that night.
What is the most important element an aspiring DJ should know to get started?
Basic song structure - bars, beats, & phrases.
If you could go back in time and give one piece of advice to your beginner DJ self, what would it be?
The importance of learning industry standard equipment.