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Simon Jain has always held a certain presence in a room. His demeanor and persona often replicate in detail his music style; wild, brooding, seemingly out of control, yet subtly contained in the right places. He is known for an exuberance and charisma behind the dex held by few, and consistently displayed by even fewer. Make no mistake however; he can quickly back up his antics with savvy programming and a keen ear and eye for the dance floor. Being submerged in musical culture at an early age, by very progressive parents who insisted he be musically versed, Simon understood the root of electronic culture long before the lights, lasers and speaker stacks emerged in front of him. In 2001 having transplanted himself in Toronto via the London (Ont.) rave scene, he had landed a residency at the coveted underground Film Lounge by 2003, and by 2005 was playing to larger rooms, and of course, larger praise. Having held residencies with Boa-Redux, the esteemed Guvernment, the notorious Comfort Zone, and more recently Sound Academy (formerly the Docks),The Mod Club and Footwork; Simon turns his eyes to the horizon, dead-set on what lies ahead as he looks to achieve a more global direction. Since 2007 alone, he has rocked with the likes of Timo Maas, Rene Amesz, Richard Dinsdale, D-Formation, Dave Spoon, Laidback Luke, Sarah Main, Funkagenda, Steve Angello, James Talk…the list of the up&coming whoz-who simply keeps expanding! Now, signed to upstart label 44th and Filth and slated to grace the dex in dozens of North American cities and electronic festivals, with a slew of productions in the works, Simon is setting his focus squarely on getting his no-holds-bar attitude to the dance floors across the world; after all, why should they be denied the Jainism experience?
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."
Macbeth – W. Shakespeare