Saskatoon-based artist Ron Baldoza (TEFRONDON) is a 22-year-old DJ/freelance 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.
While known in Saskatoon for DJ’ing, he works as a freelance graphic designer as well as being associated with sneaker and fashion boutique, Momentum. 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.
Circa 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 reaching ears all over the globe. With over fifteen mixes deep accumulating 40,000+ plays, his music is being heard from France to Japan to Australia.
Ron seamlessly spins an eclectic range of sounds from new modern rap, classic hip-hop, r&b, dancehall, house, rock, funk and soul.
TEFRONDON has toured with Canadian hip-hop/R&B recording duo, Samurai Champs, as their tour DJ. Playing in music festivals such as Canadian Music Week in Toronto, SXSW in Austin, Texas and internationally for Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.
Ron hosts and DJs "Lituations" at Flint Saloon on the last Wednesday of every month.
September 2013 - June 2018 | Sales Associate & Social Media Contributor at Momentum Saskatoon
2015 | 2 Week Internship at Cowan Imaging Group
2014 - 2015 | McKay Career Training | Earned Graphic Design/New Media Production Certificate
2009 - 2013 | Bethlehem Catholic High School | Earned French Bilingual Diploma
2000 - 2009 | St. Gerard Elementary School | French Immersion School
GRAPHIC DESIGN WORK
Momentum Saskatoon, Outtabounds, Cactus Club Cafe, Flint Saloon, Trifecta Productions
NOTABLE DJ GIGS
Dec. 2017 - Present | Guest DJ at Melody Bar (Saskatoon)
Apr.29 2017 - Present | Guest DJ at The Lot Club (Regina)
Jan.6 2017 - Present | Guest DJ at Congress Beer House (Saskatoon)
Oct.25 2015 - Present | LITUATIONS (DJ Night) | Monthly DJ Residency at Flint Saloon (Saskatoon)
Sept.2 2018 | Guest DJ at The Libertine w/ Do.Not.Push, Tinyspins & Asey - (Toronto)
Aug.31 2018 | Guest DJ at Koi Koi Sake Bar (Kensington Market) - (Toronto)
June.16 2018 | Guest DJ at Apt. 200 w/ Tony Good Guy & Jayemkayem - (Toronto)
May.14 2018 | Guest DJ at Apt. 200 - (Toronto)
May.13 2018 | Guest DJ at Cold Tea Bar w/ Jayemkayem, Freezachin & Jbakkup - (Toronto)
Mar.15 2018 | Supporting DJ for Samurai Champs at Swan Dive, Breakout West 2018 - Canada House - SXSW (Austin, TX)
Mar.13 2018 | Supporting DJ for Samurai Champs at Bungalow, Virtrine Officielle Presented by M for Montréal and Exclaim! - SXSW (Austin, TX)
Mar.13 2018 | Guest DJ at Scratchouse - SXSW (Austin, TX)
Apr.21 2017 | Supporting DJ for Samurai Champs at Revival Bar for Canadian Music Week (Toronto)
Apr.15 2017 | HYPE x Trifecta | Smiling Buddha (Toronto)
Feb.22 2017 & Mar.29 2017 | Trifecta x Lituations | Flint Saloon (Saskatoon)
Sept.22 2016 | Canadian Blast @ Reeperbahn Festival 2016 (Hamburg, Germany)
Jun.18 2016 | Momentum Grand Reopening & After Party at UNA pizza + wine
Jun.16 2016 | Trifecta Presents: Return to the Dodger Ft. Queen City Stoop Kids & More | The Artful Doger Cafe & Music Emporium (Regina)
May.2 - May.6 2016 | Trifecta Mini Tour: Thre3InThe6ix for Canadian Music Week | The Nest (Toronto), “How The West Was Won”, The Hideout (Toronto)
Mar.5 2016 | Guest DJ for Monthly Hip-Hop House Party | The Spadina Freehouse (Saskatoon)
Aug.27 2015 | 21 Months - Photography by Thatishbray | Flint Saloon (Saskatoon)
Jun.20 - Aug.29 2015 | The Layup Presented by Momentum Saskatoon | The Heights (Saskatoon)
Jun.19 2015 | Olé Denim Launch Party + Pop Up Shop | Momentum Marketplace (Saskatoon)
ASSOCIATED PERFORMING ACTS
Gee Soropia (Producer/Songwriter/Mix Engineer/DJ), Merv xx Gotti (Vocalist for Samurai Champs), Jeah (Rapper for Samurai Champs), LOA (Singer/Songwriter), Jono Cruz (Producer for VBRTR), Chan-L (Vocalist for VBRTR), Kidalgo (DJ), Mikey Dubz (DJ)
“TEFRONDON’s diverse mixes transport your ears to an atmospheric playground. Floating on clouds and nursing your children to sleep, he offers chill vibes that one can simply mellow out to.” - Jordan Baraniecki
2016 | TEFRONDON - Saturdaze Mix for streetwear brand Oak+Oar
"Tefrondon's most recent mix, "Delayed to 11:25" is a more than half an hour compilation that truly demonstrates passion and dedication right there." - axlandrailroad