As underground as he gets, DJ J-Sun has been there, done that. He's done it all, not to mention met them all … well, most of them... superstar DJs, underground stalwarts, producers, artistes, divas .... local, international ...
As amateur/freelance musician, entertainment journalist and DJ, Jason Cheah aka J-Sun has been on the fringes and in the thick of the scene for over 25 years, traversing the music genres as well as the local circuit.
As DJ J-Sun, he's scoured the KL scene for the past decade and a half. He co-founded and co-promoted as co-resident, the highly successful monthly Lazygod series of house music parties in Bangsar and Desa Sri Hartamas in 2003 and 2004, and along the years played clubs and bar lounges the likes of Atmosphere, The Backroom, de Lawi @ Bangsar, Tube, Bar Amber, Liquid, Frangipani, Little Havana, Telawi Street Bistro, Luna Bar, The Loft @ Zouk, 789, Afterhour, Bar Club, Bedroom, Pisco Bar, Never Mine, Capri at Frasers, Mr Brooks, Play For Passion, Nagaba KL, Calavera and made appearances in Genting Highlands, the Penang Island Jazz Festival, and Malacca.
In the clubbing arena, J-Sun can trace his experiences back to partying during the glory days of the 1980s, having spent eight years studying in England from 1978 to 1986 where he began dabbling in the DJing arts playing pop and disco parties in Birmingham.
When he began writing about club music in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, no one in the local media industry was doing it on a regular basis. He went on to co-found the weekly Friday Club Beat/In The House listings in The Stars' Metro Central in early 2001, and continues to write for it until today.
J-Sun has interviewed a host of the top DJs/producers (as well as numerous international pop, rock, R&B, jazz and classical stars) in the world both locally and internationally.
He spends most of his holidays visiting the hottest European clubbing capitals including London, Amsterdam and Ibiza.
As a musician (flute, keyboards, vocals) he has performed and recorded in amateur orchestras, gospel choirs and bands, crossover live/DJ projects in the club scene and the local progressive rock scene. He even made a guest appearance on local progressive rock band Samarkand's album Spinning to Infinity in 2001 as well as appearing with them on stage at the inaugural Panasonic Rock the World festival in Dec that year.
Since those heady new wave and new romantic days in the early 1980s, J-Sun has continued to refine his reputation as a provider of jazzy, groovy, deep, soulful, funky and Latin house grooves, with a dash of tech and progressive house beats, while retaining his love for trance music of the purest kind. Currently, he can be found sharing the music under DJ community collective Play 4 Passion, under which he co-founded the monthly Dust’n’Groove Vinyl sessions, as well as serving as “special” resident for Music Is Love at Mr Brook, Bangsar, KL.
In other appearances, J-Sun has also served as judge for various local Awards over the past 20 years, including the Cameronian Arts Awards, Heineken Music Thirst Competitions, Juice DJ Quest Regional Finals, Choons Awards, and the Malaysian DJ Battle Championship.
J-Sun clubbing updates from In The House (as Jason Cheah), various independent updates, reviews, writeups. And also, music stuff from my foundation roots in classical music. Event updates involving DJ J-Sun (Malaysia), and anything else that takes my fancy in entertainment, music, travel, local, regional and international.