Xanto Dex was born on 1 July 1987 in Zwolle, grew up in Amsterdam and lives now for a couple of years in Haarlem. He grew up in the 90′s and with the advent of House and Trance he got interested in music and technology. His passion for electronic music increased since he started composing his own music.
At the age of 14, he started spinning and at the age of 16 he bought himself a DJ set. In this period he started to get bookings at small clubs and schoolparties. Eventually he moved on as a Eclectic DJ to bigger clubs in and around Amsterdam i.e. de Melkweg, Escape, Panama, De Kade, Akhnaton and many more.
In the past 5 years he couldn’t give a lot of attention to his passion: performing as a DJ and producing his own music. He gave priority to his study Communication & Media Design.
Since 2011 he is back on track with DJ’ing and producing Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and developed a preference for the rawer style of House. In his ‘comeback period’ he ended up in the Top 3 best DJ of Haarlem at the LoveLand Pioneer DJ Contest in 2012 and 2013. In that same period he was a resident DJ in a dance bar in Haarlem.
In 2013 he created the Yearmix and Promo CD of Dance Valley. And last but not least he co-operated with Dyna and mixed the official Beatloverz Mixtape. Meanwhile he has already shared the stage with famous names like Roog, The Man With No Shadow, Secret Cinema, Oliver Weiter, Marnix, Emiel Roché, Leroy Styles and Franky Rizardo.
His live sets are best described as uplifting, energetic and surprising. Multiple influences are noticeable from different genres, including Progressive, Bigroom, Dirty, Electro, Latin and Tech House