We had the good fortune of connecting with Zack Djurich and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zack, why did you pursue a creative career?
I never really thought there was another option. When I was really young I was drawing all the time and once I turned 10 all of that energy was redirected towards music. By the time I was 12 I was already planning on going to Berklee College of Music and I honestly didn’t even explore any other options because I was convinced it would be a waste of time. When you know, you know.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve found that people like to work with me because I strike a balance between being artsy and creative yet staying responsible. A lot of times there’s a big separation between people that are ultra creative and people that are punctual and stay on schedule. That’s the duality of being a good producer and a good engineer. Each of those job titles really inform the other and I’ve learned a lot from playing both roles across a lot of different situations. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It’s really hard to pick just one person to shoutout. I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to start my career without my parents love and support. But once I got to LA there were a series of incredibly talented people that believed in me and gave me amazing opportunities that got me where I am now. So shoutout to Mike Malchicoff, Andrew Dawson, Jordan Galvan, and John Schmidt – I can’t thank you enough.