DJ Story #13: Jaux Ion | Bali

Hi Jaux, when did you become a Bali resident DJ?
In 1990 at CDBS Radio Action. After one year there I became resident DJ in Double Six, Gado Gado, Scandal, Rasa Sayang, Janger.. and then Deejay Club which was my longest experience for more than 10 years.

Tell us your background in music
My first music genre was hip hop & funk, with inspiration from African bambaataa. But once I started playing in clubs I got close to house music and developed an interest in the underground scene. When I became a resident at Deejay Club I started to play progressive/psytrance. I continued to play underground music in other Bali clubs like Pyramid, Mint, Mirror, Klapa and more recently Red Ruby and Opera. I have also been invited to play in Jakarta, Jogyakarta and Surabaya. In 1992 I participated in Indonesian DMC Style DJ contest coming in at #3 DJ in Indonesia. Beside playing as resident DJ in clubs, I played at rave parties in Sanur, Dream Island and Gili Trawangan. In 2016 I started playing as Shahada – a producing Psytrance duo – and in 2017 we attended the famous Earthcore Festival in Melbourne where we had the luck to play together with the main DJs in the Psytrance scene – Vini Vici & Berg.

Favourite styles to spin?
I love all the kinds of music that make me and the people dance, but house music is my favourite.. I have to mention particularly psytrance because in my musical journey it has been very present.

Current Bali residencies
Opera Club

(complete the sentence) .. “I love to play in Bali because ….”
because I am a local hero in Bali (Lol) 🙂

Thank you Jaux, see you around the island. Where can we follow you?

Curated by Tony Montana


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