Biography of Sanjion
|Real name / ||Graham Allain|
Having previously made a name for himself as Drift, the Drum n' Bass MC, 2009 saw the birth of Jakarta's first pure Dubstep night with Sanjion at the helm. Creating a brand, image and concept that promised to be different from anything else on the Jakarta nightlife radar, Sanjion recruited buddies Mils, Alife and General G to represent their own shades of UK Bass and together as a DJ collective, deliver this sound undiluted through a monthly event called "PROPER".
Since it's inception, PROPER has inspired other local promoters and DJs to start their own dubstep nights, and to mix dubstep into their usually more commercial sets. Sanjion was responsible for bringing Headhunter, Ramadanman and Cooly G to Indonesian shores between 2010 - 2011. The significance of this may have been lost on the Indonesian public though, as Skrillex taking the Grammies has probably inspired their choice of music and knowledge of the genre far more.
That said, Sanjion and the 24/7 crew continue to push the pure London variant of bassline music in Jakarta, and are still championing their cause. Find evidence of this on their podcast, if you're not in the vicinity. If you are, then check PROPER every month at Tree House, Kemang. Always listed on Resident Advisor.