Friday, June 10: Jason Maek and Zaena


Jason Maek and Zaena perform Friday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m. on the Miller Lite Mainstage.

Greatness requires a delicate blend of ability, work ethic, and most importantly self-sacrifice. Combining their skills in music production, DJ’ing, singing, and rapping, Jason Maek and Zaena set aside their solo careers to form one of the most uniquely talented duos in electronic music.

Though walking separate paths, the careers of these two musicians have always been linked. The Chicago-based emcee quickly earned a reputation for his hard-hitting and polarizing content while the Libyan born vocalist separated herself in an industry polluted with oversexualized show ponies and one-hit wonders.

Their recently released sophomore album, ‘Fashion Week” The Visual Album’ was called, “The first great music project of the year” by Rolling Stone. It been featured in countless publications such as DJ Mag and Rolling Out, and will be the first visual album on Netflix.

Their first project, the ‘Maek Pandamonium Visual Album’, was the first visual album in electronic music history. The critically acclaimed piece was called the most impactful electronic album of 2014.


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