DJ Arno Diem set for Hydrate Nightclub debut – on New Year's Eve

Wed. December 27, 2023 9:48 AM by News Staff

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'I am beyond excited … I cannot wait,' says DJ Arno Diem about his debut at Hydrate

DJ Arno Diem, who lives in Los Angeles and was born and raised in France, is set to make his debut at Hydrate Nightclub in the Lakeview area of Chicago commonly called Boystown.

Diem brings the beats to welcome 2024 as he is the music master for Hydrate’s New Year’s Eve shenanigans, Contact: NYE.

“I am beyond excited … I cannot wait,” said Diem, 35, who has been living in the U.S. for 10 years.

He is a classically trained musician and singer songwriter who moved to the U.S. to pursue acting and then started doing videography and ended up filming most circuit parties around the world. When the pandemic hit in 2020, he bought equipment and was self-trained at home as a DJ.

His first gig as a DJ was in Las Vegas and he admittedly was “extremely nervous.”

“My friend Edith Castillo hired me (and) made me feel grounded, welcome and gave me the platform and opportunity to express this new art form,” he said.

Diem is now on rotation DJing in Palm Springs, San Francisco, Miami, France and elsewhere.

And when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st, Diem said the Hydrate crowd will feature “lots of fun, smiles, dancing, happiness, and uplifting energy. I have only (previously) played afterhours for New Year’s Eve, so it will be a surprise for myself too,” what will be played,” to welcome 2024.

Diem is coming to Chicago from France, where he will be celebrating Christmas with his family. “I will be recharged and beyond excited to be in the club again and celebrate the new year with you guys,” he said.

When asked about Chicago, Diem said it is a “beautiful city with beautiful energy.”

Click here to purchase tickets for CONTACT: NYE at Hydrate featuring at DJ Arno Diem.  

Now Spinning … DJ Arno Diem

Favorite DJ Memory: “Watching people meet each other, people of different color, ages, sexual identities and backgrounds blending (together).”

DJ Style: “I love cha-cha, (which is) obsessed by Latin culture, and music with a disco afro twist.”

DJ Inspiration: “The vibe, the community, the diversity in sounds and people.”

Favorite DJs: Alex Acosta, Nina Flowers, Cindel, Oscar G and Aaron Sevilla

Favorite Actors: Anne Hathaway and Heath Ledger

Favorite TV Shows: Handmaids Tale and Family Guy

Favorite Movies: The Notebook, Amelie and Blue is the Warmest Color

Favorite Sports: Snowboard and tennis

Little-known Fact: “I was a child actor in France and singer on TV and theatre for years.”

If I Wasn’t a DJ … “(I would be doing something) music-related. I feel like I have had 10 careers in my life, but I would love to work with kids with needs through music eventually.”

Boxers or Briefs: “As I age, boxers. Comfort first now.”