He grew up with Michael Jackson’s music and other disco-related material. In 2002 he started collecting tracks and 5 years later he was spinning the records as deejay DAVE CANTO. Ever since, his gear and mixing skills have been improving. He prefers Pioneer’s CDJ Digital Decks, providing him with extra possibilities that vinyl deejays could only dream of.
MUSIC IS THE ANSWER
Today his musical flavour consists of deep / tech / progressive house and minimal tunes. From time to time he likes to add some latin influences, like saxophone, percussion and piano samples, to make it sound more sweet & sexy.
In 2012 he released his first refix of Booka Shade’s ‘Night Falls’ and obtained the 2nd place in the semi-final of Formaat’s Don’t Hype DJ-contest.
In 2013 he released his second refix of Stimming’s ‘November Morning’ and obtained the 3rd place in the Quality First DJ-contest organized by The House Academy (Maxim Lany & Nathaniel).
In 2014 he released his third refix of Oxia’s ‘Domino’ and became a resident DJ of (Summer) Josephine’s and Skybar Antwerp.
– restaurants, lounges & cocktailbars
– apéros, tastings & afterworks
– openings, housewarmings & private parties
– fashion shows, lifestyle & network events
Some venues he’s played at:
– Black Smoke (Antwerpen)
– Salito Beach (Blankenberge)
– BARàBAZ (Kruibeke)
– The Dirty Rabbit (Antwerpen)
– Matterhorn (Antwerpen)
– Bar M (Aartselaar)
– Josephine’s (Antwerpen)
– Summer Josephine’s (Antwerpen)
– Skybar (Lindner Hotel & City Lounge, Antwerpen)
– MooseBar (Gent)
– Vascobelo V-bar (Antwerpen)
– YOUR Premium Store (Antwerpen)
– Antwerp Fashion Festival (Antwerpen)
– Stuurboord Hangar 26 (Antwerpen)
– Modulor (Antwerpen)
– Atlas Copco Afterwork Party (Banus, Aartselaar)
– Cubic Clash (Kuub, Turnhout)
– Karbonkel (Antwerpen)
– Publik (Antwerpen)
– Boudoir (Antwerpen)
– Play & Produce (Vooruit, Gent)
– Bar Tapa (Turnhout)
– Club 1900 (Turnhout)
– Labels (Turnhout)
– Anco Summer Terrace (Nieuwe Kaai, Turnhout)
– Saturdayz (Kosmopol, Lier)
– Geronika (Westmalle)
Some contests he’s participated in:
– Matterhorn DJ-contest 2015 (Matterhorn, Antwerpen)
– The House Academy‘s Quality First DJ-contest 2013 (Jardin, Knokke)
– Formaat‘s Don’t Hype DJ-contest 2012 (Tjok, Hove)
– Solano DJ-contest 2011 (Het Verzet, Mol)
– Stereo The Contest 2010 (Grote Markt, Turnhout)
Since January 2017 he is playing as a resident DJ at Black Smoke (Antwerpen).
From January till June 2016 he has been a resident DJ at Matterhorn (Antwerpen). From 2014 till 2015 he has been a resident DJ at Josephine’s (Antwerpen). From 2010 till 2013 he has been a resident DJ at Bar Tapa (Turnhout) with occasional gigs at Boudoir (Antwerpen).
In 2010 he met Sony Kitoko aka DJ Myno during Stereo The Contest (Turnhout) and they started sharing the decks at Boudoir (Antwerpen). Since April 2011 they are playing back 2 back as MYNO.CANTO, controlling 4 decks and 2 mixers.
Since January 2016 they are playing as resident DJ’s at The Dirty Rabbit (Antwerpen).