"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!"
This quotation by actor Milton Berle perfectly describes the life of Dominik Pfannhauser aka Deez Cutz. Born and raised in the Austrian city of Linz, he discovered very early that he has a musical vein. With only four years of age, his aunt taught him how to play the flute and the piano. These two achievements should emphasize themselves as huge milestones in the further life of Pfannhauser. At first he only impressed his parents with his music, but when he was in high school his talent put his life on a certain path.
Because at the age of 14 he discovered another passion, DJing. It all started with a Hercules DJ Control MP3, a cheap 2-channel DJ controller and a version of Virtual DJ. But despite his very weak equipment and the lack of possibilities he somehow managed to create tracks, that a lot of people liked. When he discovered the joy he gets by animating people with his music, Pfannhauser wanted to be a DJ. But due to his young age, it was nearly impossible for him to work at a club, so he decided to go another way and after several rejections because of his age, he was accepted at the ambitious internet radio project "Globalbase-FM". There he got to know a lot of other DJs, which helped him to improve his own skills very well. But after two years of streaming his music to up to a thousand people online 2 times a week, he decided to quit and his passion seemed to be forgotten.
Until 2014 when he started studying Sports-, Culture- and Eventmanagement at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein, Tyrol. He moved to the beautiful little city in the north of one of the most beautiful states that Austria has to offer. There he met Julian Kühnel, better known as Daveedo. Kühnel has already been an established DJ and when he found out about Pfannhauser's past, he wanted him to accompany himself at a gig on stage. That was a huge turning point in the life of Pfannhauser, because when he did his set in front of audience he experienced again, why he once loved to be a DJ. After that gig, a lot of students took notice of Pfannhauser and he decided to invest in a Pioneer DJ Controller. He got booked for several gigs in 2014 and 2015 and managed to establish himself in the DJ-scene of Kufstein.
During his study, he also met Jakob Traxler and the first thing they discovered to have in common, was their love for music. So they decided to found a music label, named "Rigorous Records". Their plan was to help unknown musicians to gain more popularity by advertising their music but also getting them a lot of gigs, so they can gain a foothold. So right now, Pfannhauser is not only full time student and DJ but also founder of a label and responsible for booking and recruiting of new artists.
The music he listens to privately has a huge variety, reaching from Hip Hop to R'n'B, Trap, Pop, 60s - 2000s, EDM, House, Electronic... Even though his personal focus is definitely laid on hip-hop, he is capable of playing all styles, earlier mentioned, live. It always depends on the event's needs.
Trivia: The name "Deez Cutz" is inspired by a YouTube video.
Pfannhauser himself is also a very sought host. His references are several events in Kufstein and the 2015 Dreiländergiro, a bicycle race with 3000 participants.