Tantok is an American DJ and Producer.

Real name – Arias James Goldanloo was born into a musical family, with his grandmother an accomplished pianist and singer. Graduating into adult years, this led onto serious music education where Arias studied recording arts including bass guitar and piano at Colorado University in Denver, USA.

The desire to further expand on his music education uprooted him to Auckland, New Zealand, where he studied music history and audio engineering which laid credible foundation for his current sound – a unique melting pot of electronica with elements of Deep House, Tech House, Melodic Techno and Slap House crafted together in his trademark story-telling style which saw a debut release in March 2020 – the single ‘Berlin’ on German label Jendex Records. 

This followed swiftly with releases on several more European and South American record labels including HOT GROOVERS, Blanco Y Negro, Digital Empire among others.

His music has been supported internationally by elite heavyweights including Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell and DJ Paige and various radio shows and respectable playlists.

As a DJ, Tantok has performed with the likes of Kraak and Smaak, Mat Zo of Anjunadeep, Luca Testa, Alex Nocera, Nox Vahn, Wassu, James Grebb and other rising talents at festivals such as Miami Music Week, Shine Music Festival, Lost but Found and Amsterdam Dance Event where he did an exclusive interview for Nexus Lounge Radio. Furthermore, Tantok has rocked countless domestic venues including Club Vinyl, Cervantes Masterpiece, Larimer Lounge and the after-hours spot Knew Conscious.

2023 sees Tantok continue producing further original music and teleporting passengers at his performances in trademark high-energy, interactive, and mysterious style.