DJ/Producer Kane Ian has been immersed in the world of house music since 1993. With over two decades in DJ-ing and over one hundred productions on his label Dustpan Recordings, he shows no signs of stopping.
Born in Singapore, Ian got the bug for electronic music in his early school years. He formed the now defunct Radiance Crew with William (aka Mr Pirated) and Ming Knackle, where they would throw weekly house music parties at various spots. Since the early 2000s, he has been invited to DJ at events and festivals all over the world. This includes cities such as New York, London, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, Maldives, Boston, Mexico City, Milwaukee, San Jose, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Miami (Winter Music Conference) and Black Rock City (Burning Man). His music and DJ sets have been described as house music with influences from early techno to disco to hip-hop and jazz, funk and soul. Clubs he’s played at include the legendary Zouk Singapore, one of the world’s Top 10 Clubs as voted by international dance music magazines – DJ Mag and IDJ Magazine. Today, Ian performs at weekly shows, in front of thousands of club goers a year.
In the studio front, Ian is the founder of record labels Dustpan Recordings and Upsize Music (Distributed by The Orchard, New York) which releases fresh new music from today’s upcoming and well known producers. His music has also been released digitally and waxed on some of his favourite labels such as Clean House, Blockhead, Funkfield, Nosa, Trendy Mullet, Big Wheel, Ginkgo Music, Juiced Music and Mark Farina’s Great Lakes Audio to name a few. Ian has also remixed works for artists such as Gapswon, Francesco Carrieri, Spuma, Magik Johnson and the Inland Knights. His music has reached the Top 10 Download Charts in the USA and sees features on Radio shows such as Lush 99.5, Proton Radio and Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix.
In 2011, Kane Ian was awarded the “Best Electronic Dance Music Producer” title by Juice Magazine, Singapore.
In 2016, Bandwagon Singapore named him “One of the most accomplished house music specialist in Singapore”.
In 2017, Kane Ian founded Singapore Community Radio alongside Kurt (Vinyl Of The Day) and Jean Reiki (Mind Of The Cosmos). SGCR features local artists as well as international artists visiting Singapore with live interviews and DJ sets broadcasted on Facebook Live, Kane Ian is also a regular featured host on the show.
In 2018, Kane Ian launched “Dustpan Jazz”. A sub-label of Dustpan Recordings, he collaborated with Japanese artist, Kentaro Tsutsumi of Desired Line Studio who designed the logo. The sub-label focuses on laid-back jazz, hip hop, downtempo and broken beats as appose to Dustpan Recordings house catalog.
Sponsored by international brands such as X-mini, Sony and Vicoustic, Ian has performed for commercial clients like Armani, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Kelly Hoppen, Esquire and Ermenegildo Zegna. He currently holds down residencies at Tanjong Beach Club in Singapore where he plays regularly.
Over the years, Kane Ian has enjoyed travelling to the Maldives for new years eve where he has performed for hotels suchs as Huvafen Fushi and W Maldives.
While his music has been in demand worldwide for some time now, he continues his quest remixing, producing and making tunes on a daily basis.
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