SASKATOON-BASED ARTIST RON BALDOZA (TEFRONDON) IS A 23-YEAR-OLD DJ & GRAPHIC DESIGNER.
Growing up interested in the arts at a young age, music, fashion, photography, and graphic design have always been a part of his life. Primarily known in Saskatoon for DJing, he also works as a freelance graphic designer and content curator for his own Living Skies On The Rise zine, while associated with the music collective, Trifecta.
Around 2013, after countless nights of surfing music blogs and downloading music, Ron was encouraged by DJ friends to eventually start spinning. At the same time, he has been creating mixes and uploading them online which have reached all over the world. With over 17 mixes to his name — accumulating thousands of plays — his music is being heard from France to Japan.
In 2015, he earned his diploma in Graphic Design/New Media Production. His freelance work includes creating logos, flyers, web design, photography and video editing.
To date, TEFRONDON has performed consistently between Toronto and Saskatchewan. In Toronto, he has DJed at premier venues such as Apt. 200, Cold Tea Bar and The Libertine. Back home, he hosts two residencies: "LITUATIONS” — a monthly kickback party for music indulgers at Saskatoon’s hidden gem spot, Flint Saloon, and “soirée” - a bi-weekly club night at Saskatoon’s Melody Bar. Catch him seamlessly spin an eclectic range of sounds from new modern rap, classic hip-hop, R&B, dancehall, house, rock, funk and soul.
TEFRONDON is also principal DJ for Canadian hip-hop/R&B group, Samurai Champs. With the band, he has performed internationally at festivals such as SXSW (Austin, TX), Upstream Music Fest (Seattle, WA), and Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, Germany).
Recently, TEFRONDON has opened for numerous prominent recording artists, most notably being singer-songwriter/record producer Russ, and OVO Sound signee, Roy Woods.
In 2019, you can expect TEFRONDON on tour with Samurai Champs, DJing in cities around North America, and releasing new content and product from his own brand, as well as a new issue of his zine, L.S.O.T.R.