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The Music Matters Podcast

Music Matters Podcast

The Music Matters Podcast
47 min2020 AUG 5
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Dark Arps

STYLE: Techno, House, Progressive

AFFILIATIONS: Soundproof, Sequential Circus

HOME CITY: Vancouver BC





Dark Arps is a multi-faceted electronic music artist and a staple in the Vancouver electronic dance music community. With a lifetime of experience on stage and in the studio, Jon fulfils a multitude of roles as producer, live PA act, sound technician and DJ. His track selections, mixing style, and the addition of a drum machine as a third deck all come together to produce a lively, distinctive sound, soaked in the signature swagger of shuffled minimal tech-house grooves, progressive hooks and driving basslines. This energetic but functional vibe, eminently danceable and emotionally charged, has provided support to notable artists such as Stelios Vassiloudis, Ramon Tapia, Darren Emerson, Dave Seaman, John ‘00’ Fleming, Jay Tripwire, Matthew Dear, Justin Massei, Karsten Sollors, Tyler Stadius, and Max Ulis. Recent productions and releases include EP and singles on Tribal Pulse, Nuevadark, Major League Recordings, East Van Digital and Steamtown. Recent releases include “Lokisphere”, a critically-acclaimed three-part ambient album, self-released on Bandcamp and “Operations!”, a six-track mini-album of melodic tech-house jams on Woodwork Recordings.

Notable Gigs: Sunwave, Electric Love Festival, False-o-ween, SHAHdjs, Soundproof, GoaTrancemission, Ad Hoc Collective, Groundwerk, Sequential Circus, You+One