Calgary local workhorse, Adrien Dhanraj has been an integral part of shaping the Calgary electronic music scene for over 17 years both as a promoter and DJ. Adrien has developed a reputation as an intelligent and boundary pushing dj that knows how to connect with crowds. Having played alongside respected artists such as Sander Kleinenberg Mark Farina, Jonny Fiasco, Collette, Chuck Love, Jason Hodges, Fred Everything, Mark Oliver, Kris Menace, Scumfrog, Forest Avery, Luke McKeehan, Jon Delirious, Matt Caine, Essette, Michelle C and Simon Doty, he has developed a talent for diversity. His sound is an ever-changing mesh of everything musical… from soulful, to funky, to jackin, to latin, to tech, to tribal, all woven together with the musical influences of his past. Smiling faces, sweaty bodies and happy souls are the dance floor results of a set by Adrien.
As the head of Dirty Tones Entertainment (DTE) and the founder of the Annual Dirty Tones DJ Competition (Now in its 11th year), he has gained the respect of the DJ community as a whole. Adrien has put his heart and soul into cultivating, investing in, and helping new, upcoming and veteran DJ’s evolve. Furthermore he has made it DTE’s mission to impact the local scene by organizing, hosting, and promoting quality events that are all about boundary pushing beats and a positive vibe. Currently Adrien is focusing on his residencies MUSICA and NOSTALGIA which have become two of the premier nights at his home base, the internationally recognized Habitat Living Sound.