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Biography

To The Point

A disciple of Synthesizer Witchcraft – Sound Design Priest and DJ since 2001.

Growing up under a veil of heavy influence within genres of 80’s electronic music ranging from New Order to Depeche Mode, Tito drew much of his taste for electronica from various artists, such as Sneaker Pimps, Scissor Sisters, Blondie, Paul Newman, and The Pet Shop Boys. Eventually, after the electronic music industry underwent the 90’s Euro influenced era, and Tito being an avid fan of the now defunct television series, Electric Circus. Tito had enough drive to increase his motivations toward music and making mix tapes which would later lead him to pursue DJing and Music Production in the years to come.

It wasn’t until 2000, that his first exploration into DJing happened while he was roaming the busy streets of Vancouver. He walked by a local store and noticed a collection of various trance records, now deemed classics. It was there he bought his first few records from the likes of Pauk Van Dyk and Tiesto.

He then undertook the original DJ name of Euphorian Angel, as he began collecting music from genres like Hard Trance to Happy Hardcore and NuNRG. Thoroughly and rapidly his sound evolved with time, as he was captivated by the musical stylings of Bad Boy Bill, Hatiras, Antoine Clamaran and many more bangin’ house pioneers. Later with an ever adapting and completely new respect for house music, Tito chose a new identity that he felt was more suitable in accompanying this new passion for the genre.

He then shortly undertook the meaningful alias of Titus1 and ventured into DJing with vinyl under the alias in March of 2001.

After long practice sessions and equipped with his Technic 1200s, his first break came when he was offered an internet DJ residency at Digitally Imported Radio. At this point, Tito adapted a style of progressive and tribal house to draw support and a small following. This transition generated an invitation to perform at his first rave: Children of Energy. Following the success of the illegal party, it caused a motion in Tito’s life, that would later generate more experience in playing out in various calibre shows, and clubs. Some of those memorable shows included: the infamous festival known as Apex Project (which was featured in FHM Magazine), Ministry of Sound series of parties, MTV Love Fest, San Francisco Love Parade and many more.

In Tito’s mission to share his talent and spread love for music to a variety of people and places, he later made a transitionary movement to Calgary, where he developed a lasting friendship with fellow DJ Jayson Faser (Jay Fraid). Both artists had the vision to give back to the underground scene, and so together they formed Elemental Entertainment.

Over the years, Tito’s passion grew, as he matured as an established electro house DJ, along with this growth and the many ups and downs of the DJ landscape, he was invited to join Western Canada’s premier production company, Boodang Music Canada. During this transition, it was here where Tito had helped cultivate and promote Ink promotions from XL Entertainment alongside Yanko & Meitro and a few other hand-picked local DJs/promoters.

Over the years, after feeling like Titus1 had reached its limits for DJing, it was in early 2007 that Tito had pushed himself to learn a new aspect of the music he loved and cherished. Tito had taken the dive to begin his new journey with music, the aspect of music production.

It was a difficult decision to take smaller steps back in the local scene to create the moments for opportunity but Tito took the necessary time to really learn everything from sound design to composition and more. Through a combined effort of friends; production school was in session for the next few years to come, as Tito spent these years learning from his close relationships and other established industry producers and sound designers.

Mixing experience with passion and a driving performance of tasteful music, Titus1 combines all his elements with a sprinkling of bounce, bass drops and melodic break downs. In an always exciting show, this DJ has played across the continent in numerous cities, festivals, and sold out club shows across Canada.

Tito continues to this day to strive for growth as an artist and does so by writing daily to capture life in art, as he simply refuses to stand still.

Influences:
Todd Terry, Sissor Sisters, Artful Dodger, Sasha, New Order, Superstar DJ Keoki, Way Out West, Depeche Mode, Sneaker Pimps, Kevin Saunderson, The Cure, DJ Flex, Antoine Clamaran, Dave Taylor, DJ Switch, Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden, DL DLG, Bad Boy Bill, Steve Angello, Dirty South, TV Rock, Laidback Luke, DJ Jean & Peran, Phunk Investigation, Rene Amesz, Gabriel & Dresden, Wippenberg, The Prodigy, Axwell.

Affiliations:
Blackhole Recordings – Manufactured Music – Orphan Music – Play Records – Magic Muzik – SO GOOD – RaveUp Records – Burn The Fire – Ministry of Sound – Heineken Canada – Kult & Kraft Records – Rough Division – Most Addictive Recordings – Jetset Music – Peak Hour Music – Bonerizing Records – Play Me Records – Prime Audio – NCS – Earfood Daily – Revealed Recordings – RUN Free – Lowded Recordings – Simplify. – Plasmapool – Digital Empire Records

Honourable Mentions:
Western Canadian Music Awards Nominee 2013 – Heineken Sponsorship 2013 & 2014 – YYC Music Awards Nominee 2017 – YYC Music Awards 2018 People’s Choice Nominee & EDM Recording of the Year 2018 Winner – Exodus Festival Las Vegas Residency 2018-2020 – YYC Music Awards 2019 EDM Recording of the Year Winner – YYC Music Awards 2020 EDM Recording of the Year Nominee

Magical Powers:
Casting spells & hexes through the use of synthesizers and drum machines.

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SOME COOL FACTS

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List of DJs Titus1 has had the opportunity to play alongside:
Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Adventure Club, Limp Bizkit, Krewella, Calvin Harris, Knife Party, Sublime, Fedde Le Grand, ATB, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Vandalism (Australia), Nom De Strip, Ferry Corsten, Bingo Players, Hook N Sling, Chuckie (Holland), Wolfgang Gartner, Patrick Hagenaar, Klaas (Germany), Eddie Halliwell, Dada Life, Arty, D-Block & Stefan, Porter Robinson, Mat Zo, Deep Dish, Dabruck & Klein, Mstrkrft, Marco V (Netherlands), Steve Angello, Wippenberg, Chris Lake, Axwell (Sweden), R3hab, Armin Van Buuren, Rank 1, Santiago & Bushido, Morgan Page, Bad Boy Bill, Dirty Vegas aka Paul Harris, Tommy Trash, Tritonal, Stupid Fresh, Spencer & Hill, Cosmic Gate, Datsik, Andy Moor (UK), Dirty South (Australia), Infected Mushroom, Godsmack, Hatiras (Toronto), Headhunterz, Starkiller aka Nick Terranova (Las Vegas), Seven Lions, Dash Berlin, Candyland, Slushii, Josh The Funky 1, The Thrillseekers, Hardwell, Gabriel & Dresden, Adam K (Toronto), Sebastien Leger, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Stonebridge (Hed Kandi United Kingdom), George Acosta, Dusty Kid, Arias, DJ Dean (Germany), Andy Daniels (Hed Kandi UK), Filo & Peri, Kris Menace, Bart B More, Austin Leeds, Alex Morph, Dave Armstrong, Steve Murano, AK1200 (Florida), Shawn Mitiska, Donald Glaude, DJ Dan, Matthew Dekay, Sander Van Doorn, Yoji Biomehanika (Japan), Alex Kidd, Kyau vs Albert, Menno De Jong (Netherlands), Scott Bond (Gatecrasher), Richard Durand, DERB (Germany), BT, BLIM (UK), DJ Preach (Montreal), Miss Innocent, Markus Schulz, Marc Hughes (Ministry of Sound UK), Lady Bass, Joachim Garraud, Above & Beyond, Kenny Glasgow (Toronto), Global Deejays, Lisa Lashes, Ken Finch, Fx Logik (Ecko Records), Luke Fair (Bedrock Records), Christopher Lawrence, Digital Kid (UK), Amber D (UK), Antoine Clamaran, Sander Van Doorn, JES, Heavygrinder (Los Angeles), Glenn Morrison, Dig Dug (Seattle), DJ Mea (Los Angeles), Fred Baker, Felix Cartel, Brian Cheetham (UK), Johan Gielen, Gareth Emery, Mark Oliver (Guvernment Nightclub, Toronto), Guyver (UK), Suzy Solar, Judge Jules, Marco Petralia (Germany), Paul Maddox, Jelo, Paul Jackson (UK), Mark Sherry, Ron Reeser, Guru Josh Project, LA Riots, DJ Montana, Blake Jarrell, Alex Peace, Remo-Con, Marty McFly (Toronto), Jaytech, Mightyfools, Lady Dana, John Bourke, Anna Kiss, Andy Whitby, Rob C, Dr.J (Saskatoon), AL3, Darude, Ghastly, Sullivan King, Sikdope, Jauz.

…plus numerous others, too many to name.

Participation in big production raves or festivals:
ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) 2018, WMC Miami 2014-2019, San Francisco Love Parade 2008, Ministry of Sound New Year’s Eve (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Fashion Television’s Encore 2012, Boodang Canada Day Massive 2007, Ministry of Sound REDD, Hed Kandi Calgary (Tantra), Calgary Electronic Music Festival 2010, MTV Lovefest Tour 2010 (Calgary), Lucky 2007 (Edmonton), Trancemission 3.0, Wonderland 2.0 (Edmonton, AB), Funkalicious (Qualicum, BC), Children of Energy (Langely, BC), Scream 2006 – 2007 (Edmonton), Frost 2008, Status-Faction, Apex Project 2005 – 2007 (Chilliwack, BC), Addicted 5th Annual Massive (LA), Techno In The Dark, Vinyl Tap (Vancouver, BC), Frequency 2009 Boodang 20th Year Anniversary Massive, After The Rain, Our House (Saskatoon), Electric Cowboy (Flames Central), Frost 2009, Pure Edmonton (2010, 2011) Bassline Beatdown (Saskatoon) and many more.

Some clubs and venues played in:
Palace Theatre (Calgary), Avalon (Los Angeles), Time (Los Angeles), Union (Los Angeles), Marquee Day Club (Las Vegas), Therapy (Miami), Grand Theatre (Calgary), Club Bleu (Orange County), Embassy Nightclub (Halifax), The Mercury, Flames Central (Calgary), Shaw Millenium Park (Calgary), Last Supper Club (Seattle), Maritime Labour Centre (Vancouver), Osteria (Calgary), Habitat Lounge (Calgary), Brand Nightclub (Calgary), Diesel (Ottawa), Hoodoo Lounge (Banff), Opus Lounge (Calgary), Empire Lounge (Toronto), Snatch Bar (Calgary), Warehouse Afterhours, Starlite Room (Edmonton), Rain Nightclub (Halifax), Sonar Nightclub (Vancouver), Gabbo’s Nightclub (Regina), Revolution Nightclub in Waterloo, The Vibe Nightclub (Winnipeg), O Ultra Lounge in Hamilton, Conestoga Radio in Waterloo, Fever Nightclub in Edmonton, Edmonton Event Center, J-Bar, Rude N in Waterloo, Aurora Nightclub in Banff, The Odeon (Saskatoon), Tantra Nightclub, The Whiskey Nightclub, Ilyxor, Sambuca Lounge, Glenbow Museum, BLVD (Calgary), Manhattans Nightclub, Victoria’s Nightclub, Sal’s on 17th, Buca’s (Red Deer), Level 2 Lounge (Edmonton), Manhattan Room (Regina), Lip Locked (Portland), Edmonton Event Centre, Polish Hall Edmonton, Seven Calgary, and many more.

Some Cities played in:
Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Seattle, Toronto, San Francisco, Portland, Calgary, Orange County, Banff, Ottawa, Halifax, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Kitchener, Hamilton, Waterloo, Vancouver, Denver, Chiliwack, Oakland, Victoria, Winnipeg, Red Deer, Tokyo, Amsterdam.

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