Effren Villán is a remixing originator, as well as a leader amongst video-visual DJs. His musical roots of EDM, House, Moombahton, Trap, HipHop, and  Mash-ups are unleashed in a hypnotic explosion of melodic and visual power when he is behind the decks. Effren Villán’s journey began while working amongst the geniuses at Lucas Film studios, where he was inspired to develop his aptitude for sound engineering and production. Years of experience, academic degrees, and his commitment to excellence has earned him several exclusive clients including The Five Group, Eventvibe, DJ Here, Red Bull Energy, Playboy, Channel 93.3FM KHTS, Hard Rock, Sleeping Giant Music, Vario Productions, and club residencies throughout California. Effren Villán’s experience, innovation, and commitment ensure that he is an artist who intends to leave a permanent mark on the dance music world.



Effren J. Villanueva

6161 El Cajon Blvd, #923,  San Diego, CA 92115 ● (619) 618-5266 ●



1. High Profile Entertainment, San Diego, CA OWNER/ TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

-Design, engineer, and produce professional events and projects

-Coordinate DJ’s and technicians to execute successful productions
-Manage business operations
-Technical consulting

DJ Residencies: Hard Rock SD, Bassmnt SD, Fluxx SD, Sleeping Giant Music, Eventvibe

Successful Projects:  Beatport # 14 on Top 100 dj Mixes, KHTS Channel 93.3 Digital Groove (On air DJ Remixer and editor), Red Bull Air Races VIP Area (Sound Engineer and DJ Remixer), Stingeree (DJ Remixer) Hard Rock Hotel (DJ Remixer), Trademark Luxury (Consultant and DJ Remixer), NFL Shawne Merriman’s private events, (Consultant, Engineer, and DJ Remixer), Playboy SD (DJ Remixer),  Bravo Channel, Frankie the Bull ‘Top Chef’ premier event (Consultant, Audio Visual Director, and DJ Remixer), Hard Rock San Diego/Vario Productions/ Entertainment Tonight “ The Amazing Race” (Video DJ, Spring 2011), Mari Payton, NBC News private events, Jamar Taylor (Miami Dolphins) private events, Patrick Turner (Golden State Warriors) private events.


2. Junipero Serra High School (SDUSD) San Diego, CA

-Teach Multimedia course for weekly broadcast
-Lead daily classes for 150+ “At Risk” students, grades 9th-12th
-Implement SDAIE strategies to reinforce core subjects using multimedia tools


3. Multimedia and Visual Performing Arts School (SDUSD) San Diego, CA


-Lead daily classes for 150+ “At Risk” students, grades 9th-12th
-Implement SDAIE strategies to reinforce core subjects using multimedia tools
-Successful articulation of college credits to students
-Successful recruitment of full CCTE attendance rosters for assigned courses
-Design project based curriculum, including audio engineering and video production

4. High Tech High Schools, San Diego, CA

-Lead daily classes for 150+ students, grades 6th-8th
-Contributor and consultant to the original multimedia curriculum taught on the High Tech High


5. Industrial Light and Magic/ Skywalker  Sound, Lucas Film, San Rafael, CA
-On-the-spot problem solving in a major motion film production environment.
-Implement and maintain production systems. (Including: SGI, PC, and Mac systems).
-Engineer Sound Reinforcement for special events
-Avid workstation protégé guest during Universal Picture’s Frankenstein presentation template

-Skywalker Sound mixing protégé during The Haunting and Star Wars Episode 1 Italian dub mixes.

Provided support during: Star Wars Episode 1, Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition, Men in Black, Mars Attacks, 101 Dalmatians, Flubber, Contact, Amistad, Titanic, Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park the Lost World, Spawn, Saving Private Ryan, Deep Impact, Small Soldiers, Mighty Joe Young, Frankenstein, Sleepy Hollow, Galaxy Quest, The Green Mile, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Magnolias.



University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, San Diego, CA

Full Sail University Associate of Science degree in Recording Arts, Winter Park, FL

Recipient of Course Directors Awards for Advanced Recording San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

MRI (Music Recording Industry) Certificate Program, Graduate Comp TIA A+ PC Hardware training completed. San Diego, CA


  • DJ
  • Multimedia/ Audio Engineering
  • music production
  • Project Managment