Aren De Jong is one of the few well-rounded music manipulation artists in his hometown of Toronto. This Canadian house & electronic music talent is among the top rising producer/DJ/engineer combos in the past decade. Current and forthcoming releases on several international labels in just the past few months are keeping him busy both in and out of the studio. Experience in the city’s better-known venues have led the path for him to know how the next best music should be delivered. “Nothing short of power and quality” is one of the many ways to describe his work in DJ booths, and studios alike.
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Smooth work, technical finesse and a great ear for grooves are some ways in which one could describe the DJ that is, Aren de Jong [‘Ah-ren deh-Yung’].
He has held gigs at several hot spots including, Toronto’s System Soundbar, Waterloo’s Vault Lounge, Paradigm United’s renegade stage at WEMF 2005, Toronto’s YNot Lounge, Kung Fu Lounge & Maxine Lounge in Miami, Toronto’s Chelsea Room, Toronto’s Kool Lounge and yet many more to come. Aren’s taste in delicious house, trance and finite progressive music coupled his love for seriously groovy sounds let him energize crowds and keep people moving. Through vinyl and CD collections of tune after tune, he enjoys the rush of spinning for any size crowd and passionately seeks quality in his work and its delivery. Thanks to his training as an audio engineer, Aren has the technical know-how and motivation to take on a career in the entertainment/ music industry.
Continually striving for the next best sound, Aren also produces the same genres he spins, under the aliases: Anthill, Desonica, and Signal Six. Keep an ear out for Mr. de Jong as he systematically takes on the nightclub scene and his other future endeavours.