The Home of ARCADIA
by JC Simon
Entertaining Millions Since 1993
Radio | Nightclubs | Event Production | Mixshow Producer
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ARCADIA - Solstice '23
Meet DJ JC Simon
JC Simon has left his sound and style with persons of all ages, resulting in a combined career audience of approx 5.1 million listeners. Beginning on a pair of Sam’s Club KLH speakers and Marantz amp in 1993, JC has contributed to the worldwide advancement of the EDM/Dance formats for over 20 years.
Originally hailing from his hometown heart of Youngstown, Ohio, JC got his start in broadcasting under the wings of PD Tom Pappas at one of the oldest broadcast CHR stations in the US, the legendary WHOT HOT 101 in 1999. While part-timing on weekends, he hosted “The Saturday Night Dance Party”, which was #2 rated M/F age 18-34, Market 42 at that time.
Moving over to PioneerPRO DJ gear in 2003, landed him a slot at satellite radio in weekend rotation from 2005-2008 on Sirius 36 The Beat’s "ADRENALIN" mixshow.
In 2005 while honing his beat-mix skills in various regional LGBTQ2+ venues, he became a founding owner of Utopia Video Nightclub, where he designed the entire sound, lighting and 28 video screen DVJ-X1 / Roland produced entertainment system. Utopia became the stable of the region and attracted the likes of Sierra Seville, Danielle Vasquez, Samantha Styles while hosting local and regional drag pageants.
In 2007 he relocated to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada continuing to pursue his passion for music with local LGBTQ2+ venue bookings across North America and abroad. JC has performed from Whistler Winter Pride to the original HUMP! Wednesday at Helsinki, to The LOOKOUT Bar to the former Centretown Pub, all three in Ottawa. In 2016, JC became a co-founder of Snow Pride of Canada, a not-for profit winter pride event, which hosted 5 winters of LGBTQ2+ oriented ski weekends at Mont-Ste Marie, QC.
He calls Ottawa home today, while maintaining a home studio suite with voice over production facilities and started producing his own podcast, aptly named "ARCADIA" from 2008-2015. With in the influences of Tiesto, Armin van Burren, Deadmau5, Bob Sinclair and Steve Aoki, there are hundreds of sets JC has released, performed or recorded in the EDM genre.
In 2021, after following in love with a new Tiesto track, JC made the decision to retech, moved into the DDJ realm and returned to producing ARCADIA on a biweekly basis a numbered show, and subsequently has returned to the club and circuit venues worldwide since the summer of 2023.