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Meet Zeke Thomas, Open Format DJ and Producer -- the man Cosmopolitan Magazine calls “insanely cute and overwhelmingly talented.” As a 25-year-old entertainer with a degree in music from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Zeke’s longevity and knowledge of the music industry is both impressive and remarkable.
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The son of NBA Hall of Fame player, Isiah “Zeke” Thomas, Zeke was born in the heart of Motown, Detroit, and his urban roots heavily influence his musical passion and talent. At the early age of 14, distinguished on-air personalities, such as Guy Black, Angie Martinez and Grammy-winning Fatman Scoop became Zeke’s mentors. After observing and learning everything he could about the music industry, he worked to become the youngest assistant programmer at HOT 97.1 FM in NYC.
In 2010, the NBA Players Association named Zeke one of the official DJs for All-Star weekend. In late 2013, Zeke signed to Tommy Boy Entertainment and simultaneously launched his own label, Gorilla Records, Inc. He continues to entertain and take on high profile roles with residencies in NYC, LA, Orlando, Miami and Chicago.
Zeke has collaborated and shared the stage with numerous celebrities including: former NBA player and DJ, Dennis Rodman; America’s Next Top Model winner and drummer, CariDee English; artists Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Pitbull; and actor Wilmer Valderrama to name a few. He's been featured in many high profile media outlets, such as Good Morning America, OK! Magazine, Sirius XM Radio and more.
In addition to entertaining, Zeke utilizes his passion for music by supporting various non-profits like GlamourGals, Mary’s Court, Many Hopes and Falling Whistles. According to world renowned fashion designer Kenneth Cole,Zeke "transcends into all he believes and he supports many philanthropic causes. His clear messaging inspires music fans of all ages.”
Zeke currently resides in New York City, where he continues to make strides in the music industry as an entertainer and producer.
Now, here are Zeke's picks for the best clubs for celebrity sightings!