North Dakota born DJ/Producer AFARIO, aka Alex Conner, built his sizable recognition as a club DJ while still pursuing a bachelor’s degree at South Dakota State University. Conner made his first step into music at a young age, playing the drums in a touring rock band at age 15. The instrument’s appeal was soon replaced by DJing and a passion for electronic dance music began to take form.
In 2018 AFARIO released an unofficial remix of Khalid & Normani’s “Love Lies” which accumulated over 19k streams in its first year, giving AFARIO credibility as a producer. Since then, AFARIO has held residencies at nightclubs and has shared stages at festivals with big names such as T-Pain.
AFARIO claimed the title of an original artist with his release of “Coming Down” which is featured on the artist's debut album release "Colors EP" in fall of 2019