Seth Troxler is as widely regarded for his encyclopedic knowledge of early Chicago house and minimal techno through to obscure indie rock and ambient psychedelia, as he is as a cultural commentator, art curator, restaurateur and entrepreneur. Descended from a family of cowboys and Baptist preachers, he is part African- American, part Egyptian, part Cherokee, but while his heritage is all- American his global outlook and unique way of viewing the world through the prism of contemporary music culture transcend his Mid-Western origins.
Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and raised in suburban Detroit, Seth initially learned the art of DJing from his stepfather and later working behind the counter in legendary Detroit record store Melodies & Memories. It was not until he made the brave decision to seek new beginnings in mid- 2000s Berlin that his DJ career really found its feet. Moving to Berlin fresh out of his teens, just as the minimal techno movement was kicking off, was the making of Seth and since then he has not looked back.
Since moving from Detroit to Berlin, and more recently to London, then Ibiza, Seth has established himself as one of underground electronic music’s most iconic figures, equally at home playing to the smoke-filled dancefloors of some of the world’s most discerning nightclubs as he is headlining the world’s largest festivals like Glastonbury or Tomorrowland. He has held residencies at music institutions such as DC10 (Ibiza), fabric (London) Trouw (Amsterdam), and Output (NYC), runs three record labels, owns a successful restaurant and is just about to unveil a new project that sits firmly at the intersection between futuristic electronica, contemporary art and technology.
In 2013 he was voted number one DJ in the world in Resident Advisor’s prodigious Top 100 DJs poll. In 2016 he was member of an expedition to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro lead by renowned Australian neurosurgeon Charlie Teo that raised over one million dollars for brain cancer charities.