In September 1999, Steve began to DJ at Laurentian University’s Campus and Community Radio (CKLU). He produced and hosted a two-hour weekly program called “Systolic Soundz” that aired on Saturdays. During this time, he strived to introduce and promote the progressive/euphoric sounds he discovered in the many genres of electronic music. These were the reasons for his weekly radio show quickly becoming one of the most listened to programs, thanks in part to his loyal listeners. In addition, Draven began to try his hand at remix and production to satisfy his creativity, and served as a way of providing exclusive mixes for his weekly radio program.
In February 2001, his hard work paid off as he secured his first DJ Residency at “The Grand Nightclub”. Making the new Tuesday night event a successful addition for the club. He had the opportunity to play a handful of Live-to-Air nights on Z103.9 FM and was a part of the nightclubs 2nd Birthday Anniversary. An event that ultimately fueled his desire to further his entertainment career.
Realizing that music was his passion, he moved to Toronto in October 2001 and graduated with honors from the Producing/Engineering program offered at Harris Institute for the Arts in Toronto.
Draven has played many venues and events that include: AfterHoursDJs 2005 Spin-Off, and was also ranked in the Top 10 of the 2006 Klublife & REV DJ Contest. During 2004-2007, he played sets to a worldwide audience through his weekly show “The Systolic Sessions” on AfterHoursDJs.
Steve Draven has been busy in the studio working on original tracks to promote himself as a Producer, and is set to release his first singles on Santa Cruz Music Entertainment in early 2009.