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Steve Aries

Name: Steve Aries
Styles: House, progressive, techno
Influences: Danny Tanaglia, DJ Mark Anthon, Daft Punk, Deep Dish, Roger Sanchez, Sander Kleinenberg, Depeche Mode, BT, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso
Performed at: Red Lite, Stereo Nightclub, Club Unity, Club Parking
Residencies: Red Lite, Complexe Sky, Saloon
Record labels: TotallyDef, Armada, Nocturna, Catch22, MilesEnd
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Biography


Holding court at some of Montreal’s most prestigious dance events and clubs, Steve Aries aka Jester is renowned for entertaining and captivating the kings and queens of Montreal’s highly critical and competitive nightlife scene. DJ Steve Aries has established himself as a preferred artist at major events and clubs in the Montreal area, as well as being a local favourite at after-hours and more intimate clubs.

Combining the best of the Americas and Europe, Steve Aries possesses an international flare and panache that has heated up dance floors around the world. International appearances include Le Nouveau Casino (Paris, France), Nectar Bar (Cancun, Mexico), Le Queen (Paris, France), 4sans (Bordeaux, France), Teatriz Discoteca (Lima, Peru) and the new and promising BPM Festival (Playa del Carmen, Mexico).

An influential figure in the bustling, competitive Montreal scene, Steve Aries has spun at some of the city’s most influential clubs including Playground, which gave birth to Montreal’s now legendary afterhours scene. Local appearances include residency at Red Lite, Sky Club and Saloon along with regular guest performances at Jacques Villeneuve’s Newtown, David Morales’ Stereo Nightclub, Upperclub & Mile End (on Montreal’s “Main” Street; St Laurent) and Montreal’s popular gay clubs; Unity 2 and Parking.

In his sets, Steve Aries serves a series of hypnotic mixes where progressive, electro and minimalist influences cumulate into a vibrant House music of rare intensity. Steve Aries’ sexy sound is a distinctive reflection of Montreal’s vibrant diversity. DJ Steve Aries recently finalized the production of the 2009 theme song of Montreal’s Bal en Blanc, Dressed in White, along with singer Yan Lavoie. The theme song will be performed live during the mega event held at Montreal’s Convention Center, in a remix by DJ Markus Schultz. Steve Aries also mixed the Red Lite Series 5 CD which includes one of his own production ‘’Should I’’ featuring Yan Lavoie, with whom he is preparing the release of a new album that will present all original tracks.

DJ and producer, Steve Aries collaborated with the most inspired organizers on the local and international scene of house, electronic and dance music. Be it as a DJ or as a producer, he collaborated to the following festivals and events: Divers/Cité, Bal En Blanc, MEG and Black & Blue in Montréal, BPM festival in Playa del Carmen, WMC party at Score in Miami and La Fête De La Musique in Brives la Gaillarde (France). DJ Steve Aries produced the closing show of the 2008 edition Of Montreal’s Divers/Cité festival, in a House remix of Edith Piaf’s La Foule, featuring Lavoie and Patsy Gallant. Steve Aries collaborated with Quebec rock star Marie-Mai. He also collaborated with a string quartet from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, a 4-piece choir, a conductor and composer of contemporary classical music, and renowned vocalist Stephane Moraille to create a truly magical and unique experience. Steve Aries is also keen to bring a live element to his performances and features live instruments and vocalists on his DJ sets. “I enjoy conducting house symphonies he explains. Now member of the new collective “Totally Mental” with Esteban Rockett (www.totallymental.tv), 2009 promises to be the most productive year of a rich career.

His unique sound and style have earned him the recognition of the industry and the readership of The Fresh Page website (www.thefreshpage.com) lately awarded him the fifth position in Canada’s Best Djs Contest, where Deadmau5 won the first position.

Steve Aries aka Jester has shared billings with: Erick Morillo, Baby Hec Romero, Dave Clarke, Misstress Barbara, Deep Dish, Danny Tenaglia, Peter Rauhofer, Kevin Yost, Abel Aguilera, Victor Calderone, Tom Stephan, Prince Quick Mix, Stereomovers, James Anderson, Martin Villeneuve, Saeed & Palash, Alison Marks, Andy Morris (Narcotic Thrust), Jack de Marseille, Silicone Soul, Rolando, Juan Atkins, Antoine 909, Angel Moraes , Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Preach, Disciple , Miss Honey Dijon, Smokin Jo, Jerry Bonham, Sandy Rivera-K.O.T, Oscar G (MURK), Stephan Grondin, Benni Benassi, Mark Anthony, David Morales, Tiesto, Armand Van Helden, Cesar “bass” Romero, Junior Jack, Kid Creme and David Guetta.


Events


Date Event Venue
Aug 29th 2014    Steve Aries, Marcloop Red Room
Aug 24th 2013    Tone Depth, Jon Cava, Steve Aries, Aziz Circus Afterhours
Jun 23rd 2013    Moguai, Etienne Ozborne, Cesar Bass Romero Beach Club
Jun 22nd 2013    Rush 2013 ** Cancelled Soccerplexe Catalogna
Dec 31st 2012    Bunny of Rabbit In The Moon, Gavin Hardkiss Arsenal Warehouse
Jul 13th 2012    Eddy Jasmin, Steve Aries, Adell'b Club UN
Jun 03rd 2012    Steve Aries Circus Afterhours
May 06th 2012    Steve Aries Circus Afterhours
Apr 15th 2012    Steve Aries Circus Afterhours
Mar 11th 2012    Steve Aries Circus Afterhours

Music



Videos


Steve Aries - Dressed In White (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix)