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Calgary-born DJ Tonedef (Adrien Dhanraj) was always a lover of music from an early age, constantly having music of all genres around him, whether it was chillin’ in his bedroom or running at the local b-ball courts.
Influenced by a wide range of music including hip hop, hardcore rap, reggae, soca, soul, disco, jazz, RnB, pop and even classical, Tonedef’s musical taste is one that is truly diverse. In 1997, DJ Tonedef came across the Calgary pioneer, DJ Rice spinning at the now legendary Night Gallery. The sound that DJ Rice was playing was one that Tonedef had never heard before. This sound was House music. Inspired by this new sound, along with the Latin flavours of a recent trip to Mexico, and his musical influences of the past, Tonedef began emersing himself in House music.
In 2002 he bought his first turntables and mixer, and began to build his massive vinyl collection. Over time he gradually developed his skills on the decks and hasn’t looked back since. DJ Tonedef’s sound is now an ever-changing mesh of everything House… from soulful, to electro, to latin, to tech, to funky, to bangin’ club woven together with the musical influences of his past. DJ Tonedef will truly make you shake your ass!