"The performance for me felt natural and it was great performing with JDro. The song we chose is a dancehall which is a style I feel really comfortable doing." - Dani Padrón
"This track is for any occasion, a party or chilling at home." - JDro
"Being in the UpClose Yarra Sessions was a really enriching experience. This was the first time I had the opportunity to do a recording of a live performance in a studio with proper equipment and professional crew. It was inspiring to see all the talents coming together as a team to create the video. This is a huge step forward in my career and I really felt the support from the whole team to make the best possible outcome." - Dani Padrón
"Being a part of UpClose Yarra Sessions has been an amazing opportunity and helps to showcase how diverse and multicultural Melbourne is." - JDro
Vente Pa Ca by Dani Padrón and JDro
Dani Padrón – Vocals
JDro – Vocals
KB808 - Music
Filmed and Edited byJuan Videla (Pirata Films)
Camera Assistant - Hamza Shahid
Audio Recording by Oscar Jimenez
Sound Engineer - Henry Hugo
Audio mixed by Juan Videla
Filmed at Palace of Magnificent Experiences, Richmond.
UpClose is an digital live music video program presenting intimate performances and interviews with culturally diverse Victorian singer-songwriters, creating high-quality video content supporting the artist’s career.
UpClose Yarra Sessions is proudly presented by MAV.
Supported by City of Yarra, Creative Victoria and Australia Council for the Arts.
Hip Hop and RnB Artist
JDro is a Fiji born and Melbourne raised Hip Hop and RnB artist who has brought a new sound to the Australian music scene. JDro is a multi-talented artist proving it with the ability to sing, rap and preform. His captivating talent has landed him on playlists including Afro Fusion and has also been featured on New Music Friday AU & NZ. His latest single “Ruby” adds a new element to his genre and made waves in the music scene. His catalog is diverse and has a song suited for any mood. JDro is known for his explosive high energy performances while still interacting with his audience. Not only a stand alone artist but he is also one half of the highly talented duo XENO, Alongside Futurtainments Mirna they are set to put Melbourne artists on the charts.
Singer and Composer
Dani Padrón is a singer and composer from Medellin, Colombia, now based in Melbourne. Her voice flows powerfully through Dancehall, R&B. Reggaeton, Trap, and Afrobeat. Dani is a natural performer and grew up surrounded by artists with her parents working at a circus. She broke the scene with her first EP in 2016 which gained her the respect to open and collaborate with well known producers. In Australia she has opened for various international artists such as MACKIE, Andy Rivera and J Alvarez. Dani is now preparing her first full-length album titled ‘No Fear’ with collaborations with well-known artists and producers such as Joanny, Smoov, Jdro, KB808 and more.
Wed 14 Dec 2022 - Sat 31 Dec 2022
UpClose is back with Yarra Sessions taking place in the City of Yarra showcasing fresh acts with amazing performances captured at the Palace of Magnificent Experiences, a versatile live music venue. With appearances by Afro house outfit Brotha Asantï and Soulectric, bringing an electrifying performance of Afro house and Jazz influences; and Dani Padrón and JDro, performing an exclusive pre release of their new Dancehall track connecting Colombian Reggaeton with the vibes of Melbourne Hip-Hop. UpClose is an digital live music video program presenting intimate performances and interviews with culturally diverse Victorian singer-songwriters, creating high-quality video content supporting the artist’s career.