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DJ Shaq

From Tel Aviv to South Florida without skipping a beat

That could be the introduction to D.J. Shaq, who began his career as a D.J. while turning his passion for performing into a profitable business. Influenced by Solomun, Noir, Karmon, The Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tupac, Bob Marley, Tiesto, and more, Shaq began as a performer in neighborhood bars. Back in 2009, he launched a D.J. company that grew into a lucrative operation: the company ran 12 top Tel Aviv entertainment venues. After three years as resident D.J. at the city’s Penguin Club, followed by six months at The Cat and the Dog, he moved to perform at Club Solo for three seasons. Fluent in all existing styles, he entertained at Clara, Light House, Shalvata, Litzman, Morfium, Markid, Langa, Mad, Cameo, La Gare, Bee, Leo, Mojo, Pascal, Shmone, and Lobby. His work earned him praise and recognition. Then the time came to explore other options. After stints in Washington, D.C., and Maryland in 2018, Shaq settled in South Florida, where he has been active in the music scene. Shaq’s creativity moved him to innovations of deep house music, the genre derived from Chicago’s house music, the electronic dance music rooted in the Chicago of the 1980s. Defined by a steady pulse, it mixes European synthesizer music with 1970s soul and DJ-created beats using drum machines and synthesizers. Shaq is resident D.J. at The Guitar Hotel’s Rooftop Live. He is the owner/musical director of Yalla Radio (, playing Jewish and Israeli music 24/7. Aside from the Seminole Hard Rock, some venues he enjoys in Miami-Dade include Temple Emmanuel in Miami Beach, Chabad in Aventura, and the Trump National Doral. He continues to innovate while enjoying South Florida’s “great weather and its people.”


  • The love of performing is evident.
  • DJ Shak in action.