She started in classical music at age 7 playing violin that she pursued for many years, until one day Zita's friends invited her to attend the Winter Music Conference in Miami. This is where she met UK based DJ D:Folt, who encouraged her to follow a passion that she clearly held close to her heart, and to dive into the electronic music scene. Zita learned her basics on vinyl from Brian Boncher then continued playing on other mediums. A try turned into a passion and the rest is history. Her musical influences include: Depeche Mode, old school hypnotic progressive, then Maceo Plex, Steffi, Nick Warren, Simon Shackleton, Ben Klock, Adam Beyer, Nicole Moudaber, to name a few, as well as the sounds of Burning Man Festival. The result is a deep tech, minimalistic sound produced by thecurrent and forward thinking musician that you hear today, Zita Molnar.
Zita recently established Zettabyte Records, a record label and publishing company focused on various genres of techno and minimal music and co-founded MNML:FUN, a San Francisco based techno collective.
One can listen to her music on the San Francisco club scene, on 92.5 and 99.9FM in Chicago (Dance Factory Radio) and on iTunes (Sound and Machine - the Podcast).
When Zita is not performing or creating music, she likes to capture nightlife, street art, and special events via photography.
Notable past performances: Playing side by side Tiefschwarz, Carlo Lio, Harvey McKay, Popof, Peter Bailey, Martinez Brothers, David Hohme, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela, Matt Lange, Avanti, Distrikt. Residencies at Sound Bar, Enclave, Leg Room in Chicago. Festivals and raves across the US, including Burning Man. Nightclubs including: Monarch, The End Up, Mighty, Monroe, Harlot, Vessel, Supper Club, Crobar, Spy Bar, Vision, Drink, Climax, Drink, Good Bar, Ontourage, The Las Vegas Palm's Place, and Houston's Rich's.
More about Zita's background.
Born and raised in Hungary. Moved to the USA when she was 14. In Hungary she attended a music specialty elementary school where music theory, choir, recorder plus an additional instrument was a requirement on a daily bases. Her classical training was later focused only on violin once she attended high school. Local string quartets, symphonies, theater, Chamber Music International Music Festival in Prague, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra were just some of the activities she was doing.
To her parents encouragement, when she was not attending music rehearsals or lessons, she attended North Park University then later University of Illinois at Chicago. After spending many years in Chicago, Zita moved to San Francisco where she currently resides.
Being a huge fan of dance music, it was only matter of time to try the other (non-classical) side of music. She often says, that whoever thinks that working the turntables is easy, first try it. It takes just as much of an effort to do a good set, as to be able to perform a good Bach Sonata. And then Bach didn't even have to worry about making people dance.