Born (1976) and raised in The Netherlands, Erik Jan van Zanten learned about electronic music and the art of DJ-ing in the late eighties and begin nineties. His passion for this type of music began with the early house genres like: Detroit house, Chicago house, ACID house, Euro house, Hardcore, Tech house, Deep house and Techno. In the early 90s TheKoosy mainly played Techno and Dutch Hardcore and did several performances on vinyl under his previous alias "DJ EJ Ugel". In the late nineties EJ changed his name to "TheKoosy" (pronounced as TheKoasy). Nowadays TheKoosy's focus is more on the "Progressive House", "Melodic house & Techno" and of course "Techno" with a BPM range from 122 to 134.