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|Birth name||Anthony Sharaz|
|Also known as||Sharaz|
|Born||Cedarville, Michigan, United States|
|Genres||Electronica, Florida breaks, breakbeat, alternative dance|
|Occupations||Disc jockey, Record producer, Remixer|
|Instruments||Synthesizer, drums, Ableton Live|
|Years active||1998–2005, 2010-present|
|Labels||Nine Four One Media|
Anthony Sharaz, known by his stage name DJ Sharaz, is a DJ and electronica producer in the Bradenton, FL area. He is originally from East Chicago, but in 1986 moved to Florida to attend College. His current company is NineFourOne Media and he holds a private pilot license.
His influences are largely soul/funk but also include: Eddie Kendricks, Isaac Hayes, Candi Staton, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Zapp, The Stylistics, O'Jays, Bill Withers, Lyrics Born, Sparlha Swa, Slave, Midnight Star, Stevie Wonder (pre-1980), Al Green, etc.
He has performed alongside acts such as Frankie Bones, Richard "Humpty" Vission, DJ Mea, Darude, DJ Rap, The Warp Brothers, The Bassbin Twins, Paul Oakenfold, DJ Baby Anne, Storm (UK), Dave London, D:Fuse, The Crystal Method, Reid Speed, and DJ Icey.
Remixes have been provided by Sharaz for Tommy Boy Records, POD Music, Kaleidoscope, DBI records, and StreetBeat Records. He has 35 records and five compact discs released under his own independent label.
In August 2009, Sharaz began releasing a bi-weekly online mixcast in MP3 downloadable format entitled "Return to Planet Boom".
In 2011, Sharaz resumed regular touring, and currently uses Ableton Live and an Akai APC40 MIDI controller, rather than CD players or turntables, as a basis for his live DJ sets. In August 2013, Sharaz released his first album in nearly nine years entitled "Been There Done That" consisting of entirely new material.
DJ SHARAZ "ILL BEHAVIOR" CD (CD-01) Released July 1, 1999 10 Track UNMIXED CD.
DJ SHARAZ - "HORIZON" CD (CD-02) Released: February 23, 2000 12 Track Mixed CD.
SHARAZ "DELIVERANCE" CD (CD-03) Released October 31, 2000 14 TRACK MIXED CD
SHARAZ "OUT OF NOWHERE" (StreetBeat Records, Inc.) Released March 20, 2001 12 TRACK MIXED CD
SHARAZ "TURN IT UP" CD (CD-04) Released June 15, 2001 13 track Mixed CD
SHARAZ "FURTHER OUT" (StreetBeat Records, Inc.) Released February 26, 2002 12 Track Mixed CD
SHARAZ "UNTIL DAWN" CD (CD-05) Release Date October 31, 2002 16 track Mixed CD
SHARAZ "RUST" DVD/CD COMBO (CD-06) Released January 30, 2005 Mix CD + Multimedia DVD/MP3s
SHARAZ "COLLECTED" (StreetBeat Records, Inc.) Released August 22, 2006 8 Track UNMIXED CD/MP3
SHARAZ "BEEN THERE DONE THAT" (CD-07) Released August 13, 2013 8 Track UNMIXED CD/MP3