Fate has a funny way of working.
It presented the opportunity for two French DJs to meet: Jarco Weiss and Stern*.
One DJ, Stern*, had gone west to conquer the American states. The
other, Jarco Weiss, had gone east to the Land of the Rising Sun,
China. In 2008, these two diverse musicians crossed paths in Montreal,
This encounter gave birth to what we now know as WIZESTAR.
Stern* has a strong background producing electro and rock. He gives
Wizestar its heavy sound with a strong bassline and saturated beats.
Jarco Weiss adds flavor to the sound with his hip hop, world music and
other eclectic influences.
WIZESTAR began by producing different remixes and bootlegs of groups
such as Beastie Boys, Radio Radio and Omnikrom to name a few.
In 2009, after receiving positive feedback for their remixes of 2008,
the two decided to combine their very different influences and their
passion for music and began to work on their first original album.
Hailing from New York and joining WIZESTAR on their first album, the
classically trained vocalist Julia Hervish (Julie Depanneur) adds a
deep and dirty sound to the group. Her work with WIZESTAR is proof
that when musicians with diverse backgrounds come together, the result
is fresh and captivating.
WIZESTAR also works with several other MCs, such as Spoek Mathambo
(Playdoe/Sweat,x) and Induce (Casual Sax - Turntable Lab).
WIZESTAR continues to DJ around the world together as well as
individually while waiting for the release of their album in 2011.