Zander Van der Gjik
|Zander Van der Gjik|
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27 April 1991
Error creating thumbnail: File missingBelhavian
Error creating thumbnail: File missingWestonarian
Imperial Provisa University|
|Occupation||Producer • Musician • DJ|
|Years active||2012 - present|
Centurion, Westonaria (1991 - 1999)|
Dakos, Belhavia (1999 - present)
|Net worth||$75.8 million URD|
|Relatives||Zander van Voort (third cousin)|
Zander Van der Gjik (born April 27, 1991), is commonly known by his stage name Zander Gikway, is a Belhavian-Westonarian who is a DJ, producer, and drummer. He is best known for his single "Magician", produced with Marten Sternberg, which was successful in numerous countries in 2014-15 and jumpstarted his musical career. He is popular in the Belhavian, Nijdelandish, and Aisling music and popular cultural scenes.
2012: Early career
Awards and nominations
Van der Gjik's mother is Belhavian and he was born in Westonaria, granting him dual citizenship in both countries. When he was 8 years old, his parents, who worked for Roth Industries, were relocated to Dakos, Belhavia for their new employment.
Van der Gjik grew up most of his adolescent life in Belhavia; however, he and his parents were wealthy enough to visit Westonoaria often, with the rising musician telling Fate in 2013 that "I feel like a global citizen, you know? I grew up in Belhavia [...] I was born in and visited Westonaria a lot...I'm kinda a national mutt...no country to really call my own."
In 2014, his collaboration with Marten Sternberg on their hit single "Magician" propelled their joint claims to fame and launched their musical careers, with the pair becoming a new staple on the music scenes in Taveria, Lusankya, and especially in Skandera. He and Sternberg have become best friends and are frequent collaborators on new music endeavors.