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A lifelong love of music has led internationally acclaimed DJ/Producer Darko De Jan to work with many of the most prestigious brands in dance music and club culture, from Pacha and Privilege (Brazil) to DJ Mag and Armani Privè (Dubai). 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 himself in the nightlife scene with DJ duties at the country’s most prestigious venues.
In 2009 he became resident DJ of Sanctuary at Atlantis The Palm, overseeing the event’s overall entertainment plan and talent bookings. Resident DJ stints followed at 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 artists. 2015-2017, Darko De Jan sets up the musical direction at the Top 50 Bar’s in the world – GoldOn27, Burj Al Arab. From 2017 till late 2019, his sets are in a combination with Hakkasan’s modern dramatic design where tranquillity and humility were translated into an elegant eclectic atmosphere.
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 been signed to some renowned labels as: Dear Deer, 303 Lovers, Toolroom, Stealth, Pacha, Lowbit, Hotfingers, Transpecta, Beatfreak…
Today, Darko can be found setting the musical tone at one of the world most elite and eagerly-anticipated brands – W Hotel Abu Dhabi. With his role as a Music Curator, he is working his audio magic, by creating a journey of soundscapes through melodious track selection that embrace from eclectic, deep house sounds to electronica and downtempo.


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