Notch 21
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Notch 21

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Notch 21 is the brainchild of John Straathof, a new DJ/Producer hailing from Vancouver Island. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta John grew up surrounded with music of all types. He first took to creating his own music in high school with aspirations as a singer/songwriter and the dream to join or start a metal band playing guitar. It was while experimenting with loop based music creation software that he discovered his affinity for electronic music. His unique sound comes from a variety of influences across the musical spectrum but when it comes to dance music specifically Johns heroes include Junkie XL, Benny Benassi and Fatboy Slim. His live sets are full of energy and incorporate many different genres of dance including electro, acid, techno and progressive house to form a powerful clubbing experience.

In November of 2008 John left the long and cold Edmonton winters for a new life on beautiful Vancouver Island and began focusing on his productions. Johns first release on iTunes is a five song EP entitled River City Sunset released independently under his own label.

Whether hashing it out in his home studio or working a crowd in a club you can always expect a unique moving performance.