Darko De Jan
Darko De Jan
Tagged as: House, Progressive House, Tech House
Armed with a law degree from his native Macedonia, Darko eschewed a legal career and instead chose to follow his musical passion. Basing himself in Dubai, Darko trained as an audio engineer, rapidly making a name for him on the nightlife club scene with DJ duties at the city’s most prestigious nightclubs.
In 2009 he became resident DJ of Sanctuary at Atlantis The Palm, overseeing the event’s overall entertainment plan and talent bookings, as well as making sure the club’s music was cutting-edge. Resident DJ stints followed at Dome Dubai, VII, Saadiyat Beach Club and Allure by Cipriani, where Darko was one of the headline DJ’s during F1 race week. Since 2010 he has been the official resident DJ and artistic consultant at Giorgio Armani’s ultra-high end Armani/Privé. Playing a key role in the venue’s initial set up, he’s been instrumental in booking and co-hosting exclusive events with the likes of the biggest international Artist & DJ names. In 2015 Darko De Jan set up the musical direction at one of the Top 50 Bar’s in the world – GoldOn27, Burj Al Arab.
Applying his creativity and skills in studio, Darko De Jan started with music production mid 2009. A focus of productions filled with melodic sounds and dark elements, fused with a twisted tech influence – a truly cutting edge sound which has quickly spread trough club dance-floors across the world. Darko have had number of tracks entering the Top 100 charts on worlds renowned digital music hubs as Beatport, Traxsource, Juno; and their inclusion in various compilations like Buddha Bar, Release Yourself… He has signed to some renowned labels as: Dear Deer, 303 Lovers, Toolroom, Pacha, Lowbit,
Hotfingers, Transpecta, Beatfreak, as well as his own BoxLogic Records.
Today, Darko can be found setting the musical tone at one of the world most elite and eagerly-anticipated venue – Hakkasan, as well as his weekly radio show on UAE’s only dance music station – DanceFM 97.8. As a DJ, he is working his audio magic, by creating a journey of soundscapes through melodious sets, that embrace from deep, afro to techno sounds.