In a world where music has become part of our daily lives, Disk Jockeys (DJs) are equally as important as artistes to the success of music and one of the most notable DJs who has taken the world by storm with his electrifying beats and infectious energy is John Summit, an American DJ who hails from Chicago, the birthplace of house music. With a deep-rooted passion for music and the innate ability to read the crowd, this Chicago-born DJ has become a household name in the global electronic music scene. John has played in renowned festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival among others. He is an international DJ and music producer who has performed in places like Bali, Indonesia, Munich, Germany, Barcelona, Spain among others.
He is not only limited to Disk Jockey-ing, he is a music producer who has released a number of songs such as “Sun Came Up” with Sofi Tukker and “Human”. His song “Human” peaked number 1 on the US Dance Radio. He is also a record executive who founded his label “Off The Grid Records” in 2022.
In this article, we will delve into the life and career of this iconic DJ and music producer, exploring his journey from the streets of Chicago to the international stages, and the impact he has made in the music industry.
John Summit Bio
John Walter Schuster who is known by his stage name of John Summit is an American DJ and music producer who hails from Chicago, Illinois. He was born on July 29, 1994 and as such, bears the Leo Zodiac sign. He is currently 29 years old. He draws his passion from his family whom are very musical. With his father being a drummer and his sister, a singer, he also considered himself a career in music by taking piano lessons. He became a very good pianist at a young age. He was exposed to house and electronic music at cultural events he attended in Chicago. He developed a huge passion for the genre and started creating his own tracks. He also resorted to YouTube to learn DJing tutorials which aided him in perfecting his craft. He is a Caucasian with German descent and hails from a Christian home hence, he is a believer. Due to his craft and talent, he has gained quite a popularity online and has amassed over 470 thousand followers on Instagram alone.
He obtained his high school diploma at a local high school in Chicago, Illinois. After high school, he sought college education at the University of Illinois, Champaign where he bagged a degree in accounting and later pursued further education at the University of Florida where he pursued a master’s degree in accounting. He juggled his DJing and his studies with him often DJing at night and studying during the day.
Parents and Sibling(s)
He was born to Mr and Mrs. Schuster in Chicago, Illinois. His father is a drummer and his mother, a worker in the public sector. His father is of German descent. His parents always supported him and encouraged him. They always knew he would make it and he always had a master’s degree to fall back on in case his career in music flops. He has not fully revealed information on all his siblings so it is not clear how many he has but he revealed via an Instagram post, information about his sister who goes by the name of Brooke. His sister is a singer.
He is yet to reveal any information regarding his love life. He is a very private man who keeps his private life from the public domain. He is very open on his social media but he is yet to post anything regarding his better half.
The amazing DJ has a stunning height of 5 feet 10 inches and has a body weight of 70 kilograms. His height and weight contribute to him having a lean build and physique.
He started his journey by creating his own tracks using FL Studio and learning DJing via YouTube tutorials. He adopted his Stage name from his grandfather, John Summitt who was also a musician. He gained local attention following the upload of his music to his YouTube. However, he rose to national and international prominence in 2020 following the release of his track, “Deep End” which he sampled vocals from Destiny Child’s Jumpin’ Jumpin’. The track received traction on TikTok , and peaked number one on the US Dance Radio Chart and Number six on the UK Dance Chart. Following the success of his song, he released a couple of hit tracks.
John has played in renowned festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival. He is an international DJ and music producer who has performed in places like Bali, Indonesia, Munich, Germany, Barcelona, Spain among others. He is also a record executive who founded his label “Off The Grid Records” in 2022.
The DJ and music producer is reportedly estimated to be worth $1 million as of 2023. He earned a significant amount of his fortune from shows, music streams, merchandize sales among others. His talent and hard work have contributed to his financial success in the industry.
|John Walter Schuster
|Date of Birth
|July 29, 1994
|5 feet 10 inches