Saad Ayub is Trance DJ and Producer based in Toronto, Canada. Starting his musical career at the age of 18, Saad was an influencer in the dance music scene in his home country of Bangladesh. He worked with event organizers, promoters, and other DJs to build a dance music following where one had never existed. Known for his 8-hour shows, Saad helped build the groundwork for what is now the dance music scene in Bangladesh. His distinctive pulsating progressive sound landed him headlining gigs and opened the opportunity for him to be the resident DJ for Minstry of Sound UK’s World Tours in Bangladesh.Since moving to Toronto, Saad has shifted focus to musical production while still throwing down a beat-heavy party every now and then. 2013 was a breakthrough year for Saad as he found himself on stage alongside the very people who have inspired him along the way – Ummet Ozcan, Orjan Nilsen, Jerome Isma-Ae, and more. His down- to-earth and genuine character helps keep his head in the game, which is certainly reflected in his productions and mixes. His debut single, “St. Martin” was released on Red Zone Recordings along with his collaboration “Catharsis” with fellow artist and good friend, Baranov. Nearing the 50th episode, Saad’s weekly radio show, Tranced Podcast, is broadcasted internationally, increasing his global reach and showcasing his talents as a Producer and DJ.Saad’s confidence keeps him in control of that groove he has so quintessentially captured as a performer. With high- energy stage performance and unbelievable talent to match, Saad Ayub is a name you’ll hear more of in 2014.