I remind myself that in order to dive into any art form, I must feel (intently), and remain sensitive to the world around me." -Jeff Izm
 

Jeff Hansen (DJ Izm) was born on Long Island, New York where music always played a big part in his growth.  Always making mix-tapes for friends on his dual cassette recorder,  in 95' he began to DJ.  Around the same time Izm also pursued his passion for performing in bands, curating events, promoting parties, and traveling.  Izm currently holds a 3.5 year Wednesday residency upstairs at the iconic Pianos in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with his 'Partysharks NYC" brand as well as moving dancefloors, hyping up dinner and brunch crowds, providing the perfect musical backdrop to any occasion at some of the most notable nightlife spots in New York City. 

Influenced by many artists, genres, and DJs, the list is endless.  DJ AM, Ztrip, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Wonder, DJ Scratch, Nightmares on Wax, Rok One, Diplo, Hollertronix, The Cure, The Smiths, Nick Cave, Jose Gonzalez, Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Leonard Cohen, Elliott Smith, David Lynch, Joy Division, New Order, NIN, Front 242, Peter Gabriel, Gang of Four, Dave Allen, ATCQ, De La Soul, NWA, Public Enemy, Mobb Deep, Mos Def, The Beatnuts, Black Moon, Sean Price, RFTW, Drake, Outkast, Eric B & Rakim, Busta Rhymes, Mary J Blige, Biggy, Jay Z, Mac Dre, Dr. Dre, Aaliyah, Missy, Massive Attack, Tricky, Slowdive, Dead Can Dance, Sade, Red House Painters, Bob Marley, Bill Laswell, Lee Scratch Perry, Prince Fari, King Tubby, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Donald Byrd, and the list goes on...