When a lifelong passion for sound meets 15 years of knowledge and experience, you get a talent that could only fit in a place like New York City. Zachary Vincent McCarthy (they) is a multifaceted musician with profiency in DJing, producing, mixing/recording, curation, and guitar. Zach fuses their expertise in different musical mediums to create a gratifying and memorable experience every time.
Teaching themselves how to play instruments and use Ableton as a teenager, Zach began writing music under the moniker ctyzn. The name comes from the synthesis two seemingly contrasting energies, the commotion of the city and the calm of zen, and the balance of extremes they create that one must maintain as a city dweller, a citizen. ctyzn's music is characterized by ambient, ethereal melodies contrasted by vast, powerful, bass and neck-snapping drums to create a sound that truly reflects the balance of extremes the name represents. They have taken their sound to play hundreds of gigs in several states and countries, work with a lineup of talented artists, and even participate in international artist residencies! ctyzn is a member of the collective Tase Grip.
Working as a DJ nearly every weekend since 2018, DJ Lil Boy knows his music, and has his crowds wanting to know who's spinning! DJ Lil Boy mixes a wide variety of different genres, with a focus in Hip Hop & Dance music (of all kinds) with a sprinkle of Funk. His passion and knowledge of music truly shine when he's behind the decks, mixing your favorite hits with unexpected and new songs to create an unmatched experience guaranteed to satisfy crowds and clients alike!