John Roman is a 23-year-old producer/DJ from Toronto, Canada. His distinctive blend of a cutting-edge techno and tribal rhythms has earned him huge crossover support from underground legends like Tiga, Martyn and Untold to mainstream stars like Tiesto, A-Trak, Carl Cox and Mark Knight.
His breakout 2011 single “Sala” was a cross-genre anthem, sounding equally at home in Laidback Luke’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix or in a Roska Rinse FM show. In 2012, his debut on Turbo Recordings, “Petrified”, turned into one of the most sought-after club tracks of the year. Appearing in Brodinski’s Fabriclive60 CD, it’s been described as a “footwork siren” by Pitchfork.com, “an absolute techno monster” by Sinden, and “the biggest bomb of all my recent sets” by Tiga.
Also a prolific remixer, Roman’s sound has been enlisted by the likes of Proxy [Turbo], Harvard Bass [Teenage Riot] Nouveau Yorican [Defected], Sinden [Grizzly], Crookers [Mad Decent], Sound of Stereo [Lektroluv], and many others.