Having grown up with music being an integral part of her life, Romy “AuRo Janks” Jankelowitz, has always been on the stage for some or other form of live performance. From singing to piano to drums and now DJing, Romy appreciates the technical parts of music – and that is what allows her to play absolutely any kind of set – from opening liquid through to the midnight rave.
As a DJ and musician, Romy has enjoyed exploring the highly technical and passion-fuelled genre of Drum and Bass through various forms of experimentation- including being a part of the production side – featuring on various Drum and Bass songs on vocals both locally and internationally, as previous host of “The Bounce” – a weekly, online Drum and Bass radio show – and the events side – having hosted various pop up events. Her alter ego as a Techno and Tech House DJ has her dipping her toes into the funkier, bouncier and sometimes even heavier sounds of these genres – and has so far taken her to some of Jozi’s coolest venues to play – including the legendary Living Room – as well as connected her with some of the country’s finest producers on the vocalist side of things. While her alter ego as a TechHouse/Techno DJ is still relatively new – it’s a side of AuRo Janks that she plans on delving much deeper into over the coming months.
Within her first three years as a DJ, she has already played numerous shows and festivals to a variety of audiences alongside international acts such as Gerra&Stone, Lenzman, Blazin (UK) and AMC, and well as local big acts such as Haezer and RudeOne. She also represented Connection South Africa together with BlakFrost at “Outlook Festival” in Croatia in September 2018, where she played alongside some of the biggest names in Drum and Bass. And there’s only more to come…
If you enjoy soulful, funky, bouncy, high energy sets – make sure to catch an AuRo Janks set soon!