A veteran of over 10 years of dance floor, dj and promotion experience, djOpel has represented Toronto throughout North America and the UK.
This DJ/producer has UK Hard House releases on fantastic labels like Deprivation, Fireball, Kung Fu Wax and Canadian digital label The Beat Ranch, along side industry staples like Defective Audio, Alex Calver, Riggsy and James Nardi. His tracks even made it to major mix compilations released on UK Hard House institution Tidy Trax.“International” djOpel has reached far and wide, playing along side legends like Chris Liberator, D.A.V.E The Drummer, Karim, Captain Tinrib, Fergie, Andy Farley, The Tidy Girls, Mark EG, JP and Jukesy, Jimmy Dean, Garbo, Andy Whitby, Paul Glazby and so, so many more with multiple appearances at Storm @ The Emporium (Coalville, UK), Air (Birmingham, UK), the legendary SEOne for Raindance (London, UK), and the TrackItDown.net sponsored “Hard Dance Awards” hosted at The Emporium, where djOpel was the only North American based DJ on the 4 arena lineup.
He has headlined events throughout North America, including New Years in Las Vegas, KandyBall New York City, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Raleigh, Detroit, Rochester, Buffalo, Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, London (Ontario), Newfoundland and has played the 3 day World Electronic Music Festival 5 times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and now 2012). His Embedded Entertainment event company has entertained thousands over 25+ events in Toronto, collaborating along with the Toronto happy hardcore based Nocturnal Commissions, throwing the annual Total Request Rave, North America’s only fully interactive rave experience!
Previous residencies include DV8 Nightclub in London, Ontario, the infamous NiGHtMaRe and Terror Inc Toronto rave crews, Canadian Hardcore Collective’s weekly radio show and party crew, regular appearances at the long running Darkrave and held the position of key holder and Hard Dance Buyer at 2TheBeat, one of the best damn record stores, ever. A recent move to drum and bass shows the ongoing versatility of djOpel, his calendar jammed with appearances near and far!
djopel [at] me.com
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