DJ Story #7: Dean Dixon | Canada
Hi Dean, when did you become a Bali resident DJ?
I moved to Bali three years ago to take a residency at Potato Head and kinda got hooked on the “local spirit, tropical soul” vibes.
Tell us your background in music
I played drums in high-school and always had music on at home but never in my wildest dreams had I ever considered DJing. But as it turned out I was working in Canada and there was nowhere good to go out, so I decided to put on my own event. I actually started DJing the week before the first party. I was terrible! But it was really fun and no one there knew any better Lol .. After that I was hooked and ended up moving to Australia for work. In Sydney I starting throwing parties with a few like-minded pals and that party we called “HAHA”. It eventually built itself up into an event company called HAHA Industries. We hosted and toured some really amazing artists and put on a lot of great events over the course of a decade. When we decided to call it quits I wanted to simplify things, focus more on DJing, and slowly delved into music production. I had a look around and the opportunity at Potato Head popped up and I decided to jump at it and haven’t looked back since.
Favourite styles to spin?
I prefer not being bound to a particular genre so don’t really have a favourite.
Current Bali residencies
Potato Head, W Hotel, Rock Bar, Karma, Kilo, Mama San, Sandy Bay, 40 Thieves, Unique Rooftop, Roosterfish, Old Man’s.
(complete the sentence) .. “I love to play in Bali because ….”
Everyday feels like a holiday.
Thank you Dean, see you around the island. Where can we follow you?