When Tony Arzadon first began DJing in 1992 the worlds of technology and music were drastically different and rarely crossed paths. Recently however, various genres of music intertwined and electronic dance music positioned itself as the obsession of the new generation. Audiences now have access to any song imaginable at the click of a mouse and as a result their attention spans have diminished as they constantly search for a new track to add to their playlists.
“In the last 4 years EDM exploded to become our present day form of pop music and I love it! I’ve learned to adapt to it and have been able to mash-up popular old songs over today’s current dance tracks so everyone can have a great party experience during my DJ set,” says Arzadon of the transition.
Currently signed to SKAM Artist Management, whose roster includes Havana Brown, Samantha Ronson and The Cataracs, his career has launched to new heights. He has performed as a resident DJ in Vegas and LA at XS, Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Wet Republic, and Playhouse and has partnered with Red Bull to add another dimension to his work. True to their motto the company really has “given him wings.” Their ventures in extreme sports and other industries introduced Arzadon to markets and venues that he had previously not even considered and helped him to grow tremendously as an artist.
“With the help from Red Bull and my agent at SKAM Artist, we teamed up to successfully develop the perfect marketing and promotion strategy to expand my brand worldwide,” he says of the partnership.
Just last month Arzadon accomplished a more personal goal when he took the stage at Electric Daisy Carnival in his hometown of Chicago. Despite the poor weather an audience of more than 30,000 packed Chicagoland Speedway and reportedly raged so hard that public officials received more than 500 noise complaints over the span of the weekend.
“I got butterflies in my stomach before my performance. My hands were trembling not from the cold but from the excitement and energy [of] the crowd reacting to my DJ set. Although I do perform at nightclubs with the same intensity DJing at festivals is my favorite environment to play in. . . the big stage, the lighting, and the LED walls at these shows make it much more massive.”
In the month before he gets the audience dancing at Symphony Park he will be staying busy with shows in Las Vegas, California, Arizona, and more. He is looking forward to making sure everyone at AWOL has a good time and that no one is left out of the experience!
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