Shantan Wantan Ichiban: Bio

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“Shantan is a bonified rude boi party starter! I would get down on his dance floor any day.”
Anna Lunoe (DJ, Producer, Singer, Legend)

“Oh did you say Shantan? He’s out in front for all gr8 things & you ain’t ever catching up!”
Lewi McKirdy (Lunch on triple j)

“Australia’s number 1 DJ, if not the world”
Shantan’s Mum

“Every time I see Shantan he always kills it. This one time when he wasn’t looking I plugged a USB drive into his laptop and stole a ridiculous amount of musical weapons to DJ with. He hasn’t found out yet though..”
Sampology (Lord of di Dance)

A radio presenter, master of ceremonies, party promoter and one of the countries finest DJs. Shantan does it all.

Holding it down at triple j, Shantan Wantan Ichiban has been the go-to guy when the national youth broadcaster has needed someone with great music selection and microphone presences to bring the party to Australia across the airwaves. He has built a name for himself filling in regularly for Nina Las Vegas and KLP on ‘House Party’ and Linda Marigilano on Good Nights, and for the last year has taken over Saturday Nights after Mix Up with a new show called THE KICK ON. Joining the dots between the wide spectrum of club music each week he soundtracks the nations late night turn ups.

In addition to triple j and for several years, Shantan had a significant presence on Sydney’s FBi 94.5 FM. The popular show ‘Stolen Records’ had a cult following at the station in the primetime slot on Wednesday Sunset. 

Similarly as a DJ, Shantan has proved to be one of the most versatile on the circuit. He has created some of Sydney’s most successful party nights across a wide range of genres. Through brands such as ‘Dutty Dancing’, ‘Player Haters Ball’, ‘Mad Ting’ and ‘Pineapple Republic’, he has built a reputation for fun parties turning even the darkest and dankest of rooms into a ‘queue-around-the-corner’ night club. Not surprisingly, Shantan possesses the uncanny ability to transform the quietest and most introverted party-goer into an ass-popping ratchet on the dance floor (just look at the Dutty Dance photos!). Some say this ability was learned but the legends have it as he was born with it.

Shantan’s gift to put together energetic sets across different genres has made him one of Sydney’s most sought after DJs. With an arsenal of Hip Hop, Trap, Future Beats, Bass, Grime, Dancehall and R&B to pick from, his sets often obliterate any given dancefloor due to the sheer amount of dancing. He can be found playing festivals like ‘Splendour In Grass’, ‘Groovin The Moo’, ‘Lost Paradise’ and ‘Secret Garden’.

Adding to an arsenal of already impressive talents, Shantan is also a master of ceremonies extraordinaire. With a personality and voice that commands attention, he has hosted stages at Festivals including ‘Field Day’, ‘Parklife’ and ‘Foreshore’, plus numerous concerts ranging from Mix Master Mike to Presets to Armand Van Buuren to MF DOOM.

A modern day renaissance man. A radio presenter, master of ceremonies, party promoter and one of the country’s finest DJs. When he does have free time, Shantan partakes in elbow modelling and breeds champion snails – which he races. What a guy.

Twitter: @shantan_ichiban
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Soundcloud: Shantan Wantan Ichiban

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